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Extra Lite Powder ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pj 999, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. pj 999

    pj 999 TS Member

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    Been thinking on trying a jug of Alliant Extra Lite Powder, anybody have any luck or experience with this??? This will be for a one ounce load, 16s and first shot of doubles. Also what wads are you using with this powder? Any comments will help. Thanks, Paul Baker
     
  2. lel4866

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    I'm on my 2nd 8lb jug. I load 7/8oz remington gun clubs, win 209 primers, cb1078 wads, 15.5gr on a mec 9000.

    I really like it.
     
  3. Ontario Chris

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    Love it. 5th jug. 1 oz. shot, 15.3 gr. Xtra Lite, Downrange TGT, Win 209, Gun Club hull. Very clean and low recoil.

    Try it, you'll like it.

    Chris
     
  4. Shoot n Holler

    Shoot n Holler Active Member

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    Just hated it when I fist shot it. Then I played around with the loads now I just love it for 16yds and first shot.Burns really clean and a little goes a long ways. I dont really see any recoil reduction. Federal hull Cb 12SO 1oz 15.7 gr chedditte.

    Mark
     
  5. bkt514

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    I have used it in 7/8 oz. Loads. 15.4 grains, CB 0178 wads, Cheddite, #8's, Winchester Hulls. 1200+ FPS. NO recoil felt...very clean burning.
     
  6. Rubicon_Joey

    Rubicon_Joey Active Member

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    I just cracked open my second 8lb jug of it before it got cold here. I like it a lot. It burns clean, meters well, and a requires a little less powder than red dot for the same velocity.
     
  7. frostyman

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    Be sure to measure it carefully and use the correct wads.
     
  8. illtrap1

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    win lite wichester powder soft on recoil 7/8 and 1 ounce reloads you can load 1 1/8 have to keep the speed down to 1145 with 1 1/8 loads
     
  9. redbone99

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    I use it for 3/4 and 7/8oz. loads in 12ga. It is excellent for these loads. Very clean burning and doesn't take much powder. I would stay away from 1oz. loads as the PSI gets quite high on these. I believe this powder was developed for the light loads of shot.For 1oz. and higher loads there are powders that are better and PSI is not pushing the upper limits.
     
  10. doc boc

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    I'm on my 6 or 7 8 pounder. I load 7/8 oz, 16.5 grains of xtra lite, chedite primer, mostly gun clubs. load chrono's a 1300 fps. doc
     
  11. 4th. down

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    +1 for RedBone - ultra clean, especially with a Fed. primer. Would not go over 1200fps. for 1 oz. loads. If you use an auto, you can go another 2-3 flats extra before cleaning. Cleaner than E3 which is saying something.
     
  12. zzt

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    I tried it because I hoped the extra bulk would allow me to use TGT-12 wads for 7/8oz loads and still get a correct crimp. Didn't work out that way unless I pushed velocities up to 1300fps.

    It is a very nice, clean powder for 7/8oz. I didn't like it as much for 1 oz. I'm going to stick with e3 for both 7/8 and 1 oz loads, because I feel it works better for both loads in the 1150-1200fps range.
     
  13. AEST BOSS

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    Using it for bunker (24 gram) loads. Federal Paper/12S0/CCI 209M/17.8 grains XL. Gives me 1325 fps thru the chrono. Very clean!
     
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