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HiSkor 700x

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by B.C., Aug 26, 2013.

  1. B.C.

    B.C. Member

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    Do they still make and sell 700X or Hi Skor ?

    Thanks in advance, B.C.
     
  2. wayneo

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    IMR still makes 700X, it is sold by Hodgdon Powders. Hi Skor went bye-bye, a long time ago.

    Wayne
     
  3. EdSy

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    Hi B.C. I am still using up the 700X that I have on hand before changing over to Clays or Clay Dot. The 700X is very thin flakes, meters poorly and leaves a lot of burned and unburned debris in the barrel. So, if you are not already a 700X user, you may want to select a different powder, IMHO.
     
  4. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    700X is\was my powder of choice, maybe not quite as clean as E3 but very consistent burning, even in "0" temps, meters very well. Had to switch after Hodgdens bought IMR and jacked the price up out of my price range, tried several different "fast" powders and settled on PROMO for now. Ross Puls
     
  5. grnberetcj

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    Been using 700X since 1972 for my target loads and 4756 for the hunting loads....in all the past years, I've had no problems with either. Also, they both have been readily available and reasonably priced.

    My only complaint is that 700X does not come in the 12 lb. kegs any longer.

    Curt
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    Yes, its still made, and still used by many. It meters very well, and burns well and is so-so for being clean / dirty. It does have a rather loud report for the load you are using. Good Luck and break em all. Jeff
     
  7. Tripod

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    Began reloading using Hi-skor 700X in 1965. Could not buy any this summer so I have 8# of promo. probably go back if I can get it. 16.3 grains behind 1 ounce of shot.
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    According to the Hodgdon rep. at the Cardinal, 700X powder will be available sometime around mid-September..

    Curt
     
  9. perezal

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    So is Hi-Skor an old powder and now it's called 700x?
     
  10. Tripod

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    I don't know if the powder changed, but the name did. I have an old container from the early sixties that said "DuPont Hi skor 700X".
     
  11. need to shoot more

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    I used 700x for years ..I learned how to reload with it, I know moved to Red Dot and could not be more happier.
     
  12. wayneo

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    In 1962 Hi-Skor became DuPonts first double based flake powder for shotguns since the split of the powder company. Hercules keep all the double base, and Dupont IMR keep all the ball.

    In 1964 HISKOR 700X was introduced, it's a double based flake powder that is faster burning than Hi-Skor. By the end of 1966 Dupont ended production of Hi-Skor in favor of HISKOR 700X. You can see from the old manual below, Hi-Skor took a lot more powder.

    Wayne


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  13. B.C.

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    Thanks everyone for your input . B.C.
     
  14. RLC323

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    700X back when it was in a can.
     
  15. Bill D.

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    I have always used 700X. I am down to my last 8lbs. and when that's gone I will be changing. It no longer meters well and the differences are drastic. I am having drops as much as a grain heavy. I don't know what I will try but I'm going to try some thing. I'm open for suggestions.
     
  16. wayneo

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    Bill D, I don't know your other components or shot charge, but when I couldn't get 700X I went back to Red Dot. I finally settled with Green Dot because it's a great 1 ounce and 1-1/8 ounce powder. Either of those two, and Clay Dot would be good substitutes for 700X. JMO

    Wayne
     
  17. Bill D.

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    Thanks Wayneo, I have used red dot maybe I'll try clay dot also looking at E3. I load gun club hulls with cb wads both 1oz and 1/18oz.
     
  18. Dr.Longshot

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    I have never seen 700-X 8 Lb sell for $89.00 which is close to Promo. Someone on here stated he got some for $89.00, lowest I have seen was $135.00


    Gary Bryant
     
  19. warren

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    I've used all of them like e3 very well much cleaner than red dot. But you may be overlooking Promo I've been using it this year for the first time and like it very well especialy the price. It drops even and has a consistant burn, not quite as clean as e3 but it's quite a bit cheaper so far so good.

    warren
     
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