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need recomendation for powder info?

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Any books that cover the different types of powders for loading shotshells. ie Burn rates fps ect ect
     
  2. John Thompson

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    You can go online to the mfg.s and they will have enough data to make your head spin. Red Dot, IMR Hercules Graf in St. L has several the list goes on.
     
  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    maclellan1911:

    Powder company webpages list the powders in their product line including the best applications (rifle, pistol, shotshell, etc.) Burn rates generally aren't quantified but described. Most of the websites include detailed reloading recipes. Some examples follow.

    Alliant Powder (Red Dot, Green Dot, Promo, et. al.)

    Hodgdon Powder includes info for Clays powders, IMR (700X, 800X, etc.) and Olin ball powders like Super Target

    Accurate Arms

    Ramshot

    I believe as the U.S. importer/distributor, Graf's website provides data for Rex powders.

    sissy
     
  4. R.Kipling

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    try here

    Kip
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    My question may be a bit un clear, but Kip has figured me out. Im not so much looking for load data. What Im looking for is some clearity. Just pertaining to target loads. The benifits or advantages of useing a fast or slow powder, when one aplication may be better than others. ie cold vs hot weather ect ect.
     
  6. R.Kipling

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    I went through these thoughts about 12 years ago. I ultimately found that most of my concerns just don't matter much, unless you shoot light loads in cold weather. And even then, not so much, unless you shoot an auto that needs to cycle.

    I do shoot very light loads, and I do shoot an auto. After all my fussing, I settled on changing to a 'hotter' primer in the winter. And, I like a bit more shot for the cold targets. I settled on American Select and Clays, and finally figured Clays was all I really needed. Neither are really fast powders. If you use something faster, then it might be a concern, but again, not much of one. I also learned that every barrel I shoot has it's own character, and does best with a different load. Again, nothing that critical.

    My shooting buddies and I beat the "high pressure causes premature gun wear", and the cold temperatures causes inefficient powder burns" to death. Just not worth the strain. I'm much happier having developed a simple load that works well in the two guns I now shoot, and spending my energy on perfecting my personal mechanics.

    I wish you well in your efforts, and I hope that you have a bunch of free time and energy because you'll need it. Afterall, it is the journey, not the destination that counts.

    IMHE
    KIP
     
  7. grnberetcj

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    Contact the individual manufacturer's and request MSDS & Spec. sheets for the types of powders you're interested in.

    Curt
     
  8. Buster 25

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    The Info. provided is OUTSTANING.
    I also had question about powder burn rate....still do.
    The only power not listed in the web-site was the "REX" powder's, and where they fit in the line up.

    Thanks
     
  9. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Ahhh yes The primer question was next.......
     
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    Gentlemen, a quick Google search will lead you to at least eight powder burn rate charts. Not a single one of them agree.

    Mac, here is my take on powder burn rates.

    The fastest powder is Bullseye.

    The next fastest group consists of 700X, Clays, Clay Dot and e3.

    Next is Red Dot, and Titegroup, very slightly slower than the group above.

    Next comes American Select, Solo 1000 and International Clays.

    Next is Green Dot. The slowest powder I've used for Trap is PB.
     
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