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mixed promo and red dot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by coho, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. coho

    coho Member

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    i just dumped a full bottle of red dot from the top of my 9000g into a partial keg of promo - shoul i trash it?
     
  2. gun1357

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    The textbook answer is to use it for fertilizer. I'd ask the manufacturer. I did a similar thing with two Alliant powders and they told me to shoot it. Ron
     
  3. halfmile

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    Since they have the same burn rate I would think not. I would shake it up real good and use it. The difference in the 2 powders is supposed to be the consistency of weight, which is why they tell you to check each container.

    If you are running a middle of the road load, You won't change anything enough to make a difference.

    Aaaaaannnnnnnnnnd..........if you are nervous I will take the keg off your hands and not even charge you.

    hM
     
  4. jeffprigge

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    Prodot !!!!!
     
  5. short shucker

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    Looks like the flower bed will be well fertized now. I know the desity of these two powders are different and how they both obtain their burn rates could be very different. Just two wrong chemicals being burned together could be very catastraufic to ones health.

    If you do go ahead and load this concoction, please notify everyone on this site and those you shoot with so we can keep our distance. A few $$ worth of powder isn't worth it.

    ss
     
  6. fishguts

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    When I did it, I shot it.

    Wayne
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

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    Load 18 grains after mixing thouroughly and you will be alright. Perssures are almost equal, you are actually lightening the load.

    Or you can load 17 Grs 2 3/4 dram equiv.


    Gary Bryant
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  8. Neil Winston

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    A couple of years ago, in a similar case, I admitted that when a bottle on my MEC gets low, I just pour in another powder - adjust the bushing if need be - and keep loading. As here, some didn't worry, while others predicted that I would set the atmosphere on fire, cause a second Great Extinction, and set the earth up for a return to the Age of the Reptiles. So I brewed up a 50/50 mix of Clays and Green Dot and tested what would happen.

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    Not much happened. So I continue to do it when I have to, avoid it when convenient.

    . . .and see, no reptiles.


    Neil
     
  9. Setterman

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    Isn't going to be hard shooting good scores with your mixture?

    It's hard to focus on the bird when your eyes are squinting waiting for the potential "explosion".
     
  10. pheasantmaster

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    So the "enlightened_one" of reloading knowledge and patterning mixes powder.....
    Sounds as if its another "Obama conspiracy"! For shame!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. hoggy

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    Mixings against everything I know about reloading. Please do not shoot next to me if you are one of those powder mixers. How many of you guys on here that say it's ok are chemical/explosive engineers?
     
  12. Dr.Longshot

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    For years some friends of mine mixed RED DOT and HERCO and called it REDCO
    and now are mixing PROMO and HERCO ad are calling it PROCO. they weigh the powder and mix it pound for pound, they mix it thouroughly, and load 23 grains of it with 1 1/8th oz of shot.


    Gary Bryant
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  13. hmb

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    The worst that can happen if you use the powder, is that the Moon will leave orbit and crash into the Earth. HMB
     
  14. Shooting Coach

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    Personally, I am surprised that Alliant has not marketed Redco.
     
  15. jim brown

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    Why don't you just mix in a little ammonium nitrate and diesel too.

    jim brown
     
  16. halfmile

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    O ye of little faith. You crowd the limits of sensibility with 1500 fps porch loads and threaten catastrophic explosions when 2 equal burn rates are mixed.

    No, I am not a Chemical engineer, but I do have the capacity for logical reasoning.

    Of all the powders out there, these two are the closest to each other in the whole of Creation. I would wager Promo is Red Dot that failed some esoteric QC standard.

    Sheesh.

    HM
     
  17. jim brown

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    HM

    Why don't you give him your name. Save him the time of finding it when he gets ready to file suit.

    jim brown
     
  18. Neil Winston

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    'long as he keeps the mixture far away from cow magnets, I'll bet he gets away with it.

    Neil
     
  19. jim brown

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    Neil,

    Me thinks that giving advice contrary to that offered by the manufacturer may not be advantageous to your financial health.

    jim brown
     
  20. Neil Winston

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    I'm not giving advice, Jim. I'm saying what happened when I mixed two powders well different in burning speed. Where do you think powder comes from? And how do they make it burn as they like?

    . . . but I don't rip the tags off of mattresses, if that calms you some . . .

    Neil
     
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