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My four favorite powders--so far

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xringjim, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. xringjim

    xringjim TS Member

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    Not to list them in order of preference-- Green dot, Nitro 100, Promo, and 700x. The Nitro works well for me in 1 oz loads. The rest so far are or have been used in 1 1/8 loads. Jim
     
  2. SeldomShoots

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    Nitro 100 is one of my favorites too, along with PB, 7625, 4756 and American Select.

    John E.
     
  3. Erik W

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    Appreciate data for Nitro 100 1 oz load with Win AA cases, etc. Have "friend" that likes it, but is "fuzzy" about details.
     
  4. wolfk80

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    My four favorites are Clays, Clays, Clays and Clays. Works for all my 12ga loads.
     
  5. Bluzman98

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    When I reloaded, I preferred 700X. I tried most of the powders available then, but found 700X performed best for me.

    JMHO

    Jim C
     
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    700X and Unique for 12 Ga, 3031 for my 22-250, 2400 for the .357 and 748 for the .308.

    ctreay
     
  7. wayneo

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    My favorites change every couple of years. Right now it's: Red Dot, PB, Varget, and Benchmark. Not so long ago it was 700X, Green Dot, H4198, and Bullseye. Wayne
     
  8. KENENT1

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    my favorite used to be clays, and greendot for "caps, having a lot of luck with promo for 1 oz cap loads and singles....you can't beat the price.



    tony
     
  9. shannon391

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    Clays for singles, Win. handicap for the 27.
     
  10. SeldomShoots

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    I load 18.2 grains of Nitro 100 with a Hornady .420 bushing (of the new formulation) for a STS or AA hull with either a WAA12L, Target 12, or copy wad, 1 ounce of shot and a cheddite or fiocchi primer. It runs about 1250 to 1270 fps. I have loaded as high as 18.9 P/W "H" bushing, with 7/8 ounce of shot using the WAA12SL/copy wad. Never chronographed that load, but its fast. Also, 18.5 grains (Hornady .426 bushing) with either load works pretty good too. 18 to 18.5 grains of Nitro 100 makes a great fast load in 7/8 or 1 ounce loads. There is some recoil but even after 100 to 200 rounds I don't feel beat up by them. These are with the new formulation of Nitro 100, not the old. The new stuff seems like it takes about one half of a grain more than their load data suggests to get the desired speed. You might want to go to Accurate powders website and check out their load data.

    http://www.accuratepowder.com/reloading.htm

    John E.
     
  11. Leo

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    Shotgun and pistol; TiteGroup, Rifle; Varget. I kept it simple
     
  12. xringjim

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    Keep it simple? Unique is my answer. Jim
     
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    Load em right and they all work. I found Green Dot needs more shot than 1 ounce to burn well. 3031 for 22-250 and 4064 for 308
     
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    Red dot and green dot for 12 gauge, unique for 20, and probley for 28 when I start loading them. h110 for .410 bore.

    i use to use clays for 12 but it's hard to find, they seem to sell out of it so quick.
     
  15. grunt

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    Dolphin, Try Clay Dot. Almost a carbon copy of Clays..Cheaper too.
     
  16. xringjim

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    Bebop, not quite true. I can tell the difference between the four I mentioned. Jim
     
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    Red dot and Promo.
     
  18. xringjim

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    BeBop, The four I mentioned have differences in --smoke--smell of burnt powder--quickness/ sharpness of kick. 700x also has a different smell to it, but is a little hard to tell by kick because it falls between Nitro and Green dot. And, if I spent any time looking at the spent hulls coming out of the barrel I'd probably get a good read by residue left on the mouth of the shell. Now ten would be hard to do, but not for someone bent on learning. Jim
     
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    Solo 1000, Solo 1250, Accurate 2015, Accurate 2520.

    38 Spl, 357 (low flash snubbie loads), 9X19, 40, 45 Auto/Auto Rim. 223/5.56mm, 30/30, 308, 30/06, 45/70, 12 ga 2 3/4".
     
  20. PerazziBigBore

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    Promo/Red Dot Unique Herco Bluedot With these 4 powders I can shoot both shotgun and load just about any pistol case.. If I could have 5... I'd add 231
     
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