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Getting back into reloading....REX POWDER?

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  1. famill00

    famill00 TS Member

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    Does anyone use the REX powder? I know it is probably dirty, but the price is very attractive. Will it pattern as well as Promo or anything like that?

    Forrest
     
  2. oyster picker

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    Try it you'll like it. I just finished a fifty pound keg.
     
  3. gotbass

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    I like Rex II a lot and the cost is definitely right.
     
  4. Shooting Coach

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    I have used Rex for years. It is bulky, which is good in Gold Medal and Riefenhauser type hulls with the 12SO and 12S3 types. It is easy to ignite, which is good in cold weather.

    It is priced right, in the big kegs.

    If one cannot get the "family sized" kegs, Promo is about the same price.

    Rex 0 is good for very light loads one ounce or less. Rex I is good for most loads up to standard 1 1/8 oz Trap loads. Rex II is good for standard to three dram Trap loads. Rex III is good for 1 1/8 oz Caps loads. All the Rex powders, when used as recommended are good. The big kegs must be picked up or trucked in. Commercial carriers, such as UP will not ship them.

    There is a little data on the website above.

    IIRC, Connie's Components has a package deal on these powders.
     
  5. buckwheat

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    I've shotthe Rex II quite a bit and the only kick I have about is its' smell. It's very acrid and not at all pleasant. I've heard others complain about it being corrosive under the stock but haven't pulled mine off to check it. Its' pretty inexpensive and performs well in all temperatures. IMHO.
    Dan
     
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    It does NOT smell like a Gold Medal Paper. LOL
     
  7. 100straight

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    I've shot over 100 pounds of Rex 1 & 2, and like it alot.

    Shoot well and often,

    Mark.
     
  8. Bucko43

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    I've been shooting nothing but Rex 1 powder for three years. It definitely has some of the lowest recoil of any powder I've tried. My shoulder loves it.

    I shoot in trap leagues and in ATA and I shoot from the 16 and from the 27. I use the same powder for everything. I love the stuff.

    I've used International Clays, Red Dot, Green Dot, Promo, etc. and nothing comes close to the lower recoil of Rex 1. It is quite dirty though, and I have to clean my gun about every 10 boxes of shells.

    Kevin
     
  9. Dave P

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    I agree with the comment about it being bulky. I loaded a few flats of Rex II a couple of years ago and got sick. I started shooting again this spring and found a good deal of the crimps bulged. They were all Winchester shells and Windjammer 1 1/8oz loads.
     
  10. famill00

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    So you can buy 25lb kegs of this stuff?

    Forrest
     
  11. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    Famill00,

    You can find Rex 1 in 25 lb. boxes, but it can't be shipped anywhere in that box. UPS, FEDEX, etc. all refuse to ship in 25 lb. box. If you want it that way, you have to pick it up from the source.

    Connie's Components has it and so does Graf and sons.

    Kevin
     
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