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Need a new powder to reload

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  1. shark1

    shark1 Member

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    Dear fellow shooters I need help with some opinions.
    The reason that I ask this question is that I am shooter with no powder to reload becuase the powder that I used is no longer in production. I had used Vihtavuori N3SM and N3SL. Great powders, but expensive, and gave great results. Both are discontinued now. I feel that reloaders can make better and more consistent shells than AA's or STS (personal opinion), So lets read what you reloaders use. I like powdering targets for I use a full choke on every thing, (I have choke tubes but the tighter the better). any magic Shells?
    Mike Sharkey, DC
     
  2. ec90t

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    It's hard to beat Hodgdons TiteGroup for 1 oz and 1 1/8 oz shells. Temp doesn't affect it and it reloads very consistanly. The powder is very dense though, so you will have to learn to use different wads than normal for 1 1/8 oz loads.

    ec90t
     
  3. oletymer

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    Promo and never look back.
     
  4. IM390

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    Consistent loading with Red Dot or Green Dot in a variety of hulls, wads and primers. Very consistant velocities....they're at or exceed published data.
     
  5. zzt

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    I finally settled on e3 for 1oz loads, and American Select for bunker and handicap loads.
     
  6. fssberson

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    Hogdon Clays ot Clays International for trap shooting. Fred
     
  7. jsa3107

    jsa3107 TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Take a look at 700x by Imr.
     
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    700X why I dont know
     
  9. phirel

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    I would recommend Red Dot or Green Dot or American Select or e3 or Clay Dot or Promo. Any of these will work great.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. shark1

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    Can you describe E3 or american select? I do not know anything on them. fast or slow burn? Are they good all around or just for Caps? I have alot of hulls to reload so I shoukd get a new powder.
    Thanks
    Mike Sharkey, DC
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    What Pat Ireland said.
     
  12. BDodd

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    I can vouch for Red Dot, Green Dot, Clays, International Clays, and 700X from experience and have friends that have eventually rejected Promo for inconsistency(?) and will say say that none of those powders were more consistent over the chronogralph than IMR 700X. 700X will handle 7/8 oz, 1 oz, and 1 1/8 oz in reasonable velocities, saves cash by using lite charges, and has assisted in giving me several 100s up close.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  13. Dr.Longshot

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    I load PROMO and at $68.00 per 8 lb and use RIO primers and DOWNRANGE WINDJAMMER wads I save a lot of money and the shells are very, very effective.




    Gary Bryant
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  14. Big Dave

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    Where do you get Promo for $68/8 lb?
     
  15. School Teacher

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    I like E3 for 1 oz and Green Dot for 1 1/8 oz in STS hulls. E3 is one of Alliant's newer powders and is super clean.

    E3 has the same burning rate as Red Dot and Promo. Regarding cost, Promo costs less thn Red Dot and Red Dot costs less than E3. However, E3 is sometimes more efficient in certain loads which means that you use less powder to achieve the desired velocity.

    Green Dot costs the same as Red Dot and is a little slower than Red Dot. Green Dot and is an old stand by for handicap loads.

    I switched to E3 from 700 X.


    If not for the cost, I would use more PB.

    I recommend that you check out the powder profiles and relative burning rates of each powder on the Alliant web page.



    Ed Ward
     
  16. Old Cowboy

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    Depends on the type of loads you're making?

    I use 700X for my 1 oz "Xtra Lite" loads

    ---Clays for 1 1/8 oz "light" loads

    --International Clays for my HNCP 1 1/8 oz 3 dram loads

    John C. Saubak
     
  17. Bisi

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    Without a doubt, RedDot!
     
  18. timb99

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    Hodgdon Clays for my 1 ounce singles loads.

    Hodgdon Titegroup for my 1-1/8 ounce handicap loads.
     
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    Solo 1000
     
  20. les morgan

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    For 1 oz and 7/8 oz I like Solo 1000 best and E3 second.
     
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