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Hodgdon powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ALAMO RON, May 2, 2009.

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  1. ALAMO RON

    ALAMO RON TS Member

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    due to the shortage of clays would titewad be a good sub. I'm new to reloading and would appreciate your opinions thanks ron
     
  2. 1brucem

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    Promo is a better choice Bruce
     
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    Green Dot!!!!
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    Promo, Red Dot, or Clay Dot. Titewad has a tendency towards higher pressures in some moderate loads. It really depends on what you are loading. For 1 1/8 handicaps, I'd go with Green Dot or and even slower powder like Unique or Universal Clays if you need over 1200 fps.
     
  6. j2jake

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    Promo
     
  7. Dusted1

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    Titewad is an excelent powder even if you can't get Clays. I think if you try it you won't go back to Clays. i've shot it for years and it's clean too.
     
  8. 1brucem

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    All the comments have validity but the question was "which power is a good substitute for clays". Tight wad is denser and faster, green dot is slower and bulkier, Promo is about the same bulk and speed. It's not as clean but so what.
    Bruce
     
  9. Bernie K

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    Have been a 700x shooter for the last 20 years just tryed PROMO last night. Nice stuff at 35 dollars for 8# I just changed. 17.5 no recoil and it crushes the target.
     
  10. agbubba

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    I've had gread success with Titewad for 7/8 and 1 oz loads. You can get International load velocities or trap velocities with good patterns and mild recoil. I think the name referres to the density of the powder (it does not take up much space in the hull); not that it's a "cheap" powder. Try a pound and I think you will find it has a place in your reloading recepies.
     
  11. fssberson

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    Asking someone about which powder they like or "is the best", is like asking someone which hunting dog they like == everyone has a favorite which is of course the "best". Try a pound of each powder mentioned for the load the powder was DESIGNED for... make up your own mind. Fred
     
  12. Trap4

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    Bernie K--$35.00 for 8# I don't think so.

    trap-4
     
  13. Border Bandit

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    Interesting that no one has mentioned Alliant's Clay DOT. Completely interchangeable with Clays, at a much better price.

    All the best.....mike
     
  14. abiezer

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    Isn't Clay Dot gettin scarce as well?
    You might try E3
     
  15. phirel

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    Clay Dot is readily available. A local dealer may not carry it, but it is available from any distributer. It is unreasonable to expect a local retailer to carry a supply of every powder and wad produced.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I think he means $35 less the the price of 700X
     
  17. Bernie K

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    Thats right $35.00 less. Brain cramp.
     
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