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Green Dot ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by flinter58, Oct 5, 2007.

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  1. flinter58

    flinter58 TS Member

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    Have been shooting Internation Clays for my 23 yard loads --- am thinking about switching to Green Dot - esp. since I was given 4 pounds - Those that use Green Dot - tell me about it for H'cap load ? ? STS and AA hulls
     
  2. atashooter

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    I use 19.5 GreenDot, ( 33 bsng in my particular Mec )

    Windjammer 1 1/8 of #8

    Win 209 primer

    STS hull

    Seems to work well from the 16 to the 23 ( my yardage )
     
  3. gary0920

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    AA hull
    Win 209 primer
    20.5 gr green dot
    Rem fig 8 wad
    1 1/8 7 1/2 shot
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    I've used both Red and Green Dot for more than 40 years and will till my last shot. For caps from any yardage, it's Green-Dot in my cases. Hap
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    If you liked International Clays, you'd probably be OK with Green Dot. There's a lot of data for it at the Alliant Site. Just be aware that using Remington primers in some loads can give some spectacular flames out of the ejection port of an auto at night. Great for the games where you line up at the back fence. It really gets to the shooter on your right.
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    gary0920, is right on target or 1oz with 19 grains of GD. Both work great.
     
  7. maclellan1911

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    I had some extras from a boxoloading stuff I got from a loader cleaning shop.
    STS 12GA hull 1 1/8oz shot win 209 RXP12wads 22graims green dot pretty heffty for me bit of a bite to it. 1250fps. I prefer and load clays.
     
  8. Longhorn

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    Green Dot is a great HCP powder. It's slow burning and patterns well especially in the DR Versalite wad. Try 19.5-20 gr. for a 1 1/8 payload as it will be going approx. 1200 fps. The Versalite wad is a good one.
     
  9. Dark Horse

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    I wholeheartedly agree with Tshooter92. I use 18.5gr. with a RXP12 wad, STS primer and 1 1/8 oz. shot. Chronographed 3 different times and batches, averaging just a few ticks under 1200 fps. and gives a nice even pattern through my guns. I don't really notice any recoil difference to speak of, but I am totally sold on the product and use it for everything from Skeet to 27 yard Handicap. Even though I know it is not the cleanest burning powder and not the cheapest recipe, I ain’t gona change nutin 'til I have to.
     
  10. fssberson

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    It is a little dirty than International. Fred
     
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    <<<Just be aware that using Remington primers in some loads can give some spectacular flames out of the ejection port of an auto at night.>>>

    Why is that? I just noticed this the other night - this was the first time I used Rem primers in my reloads and shot at night. Even commented to my wife that the fireworks show was "spectacular tonight."
     
  12. oleolliedawg

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    Stick with the International Clays. More accurate drops!!
     
  13. zzt

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    Well my all time favorite handicap load (so far) is STS hull, W209 primer, 19.1gr Green Dot, Fig-8 & 1 1/8oz West Coast magnum shot. Goes 1145fps and works like a charm. It is very consistent (SDs between 7 and 8 over my chrono). Bump it to 20gr if you want 1200fps.
     
  14. Quack Shot

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    crk

    The Remington Primers just have that effect at night with certain powders. It has to do with the differences in the way primers ignite the powder and will vary from type to type. I changed primers and no more fireworks. Just be sure to double check the data, since there will probably be a change in pressures.
     
  15. Shooting Coach

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    Green Dot is a good powder for 1 1/8 oz Handicap loads. When it was developed, the maker claimed tighter patterns with it. For 1200 fps loads and above, it has a loyal following. I liked the Fed 209A primer with it.
     
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    20.5 gr green dot, windjammer wad, Win 209 or Fio 209, and STS hull= 1200fps. Great load for handicap and second shot on doubles.
     
  17. phirel

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    Green Dot is an exceptionally good powder for handicap loads. The Alliant reloading manual gives a lot of excellent reloading choices with Green Dot.

    Pat Ireland
     
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