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OT/ Question for Paul at Alliant powder

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Shooting Coach, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Dear Fred

    I am not Paul, great guy that he is, but why not go to their website! Loads of loads! LOL
     
  2. Michael Jobe

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    Look up any Red Dot recipe and simply substitute Promo for Red Dot. Follow the rest of the listed components for that recipe, and you'll be fine.

    Oh, and switch to Green Dot for handicap. ;-)

    ~Michael
     
  3. IM390

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    I called Alliant and requested a new book. They sent me the old book with a new two-color(green printing on white text paper) cover. The web site recipes are even older that that. And use green dot for 16 yard as well. Read Shotgun Stuff by Don Zutz and find out how good green dot really is.
     
  4. Neil Winston

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    D.Z. wrote more conflicting BS about Green Dot than he did even for 800x and that's saying something!

    Neil
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    It appears that Alliant has seriously cut the budget for the publication of data. Most of their new powders don't included pressure data and the loads are very limited in component selection. They even tell you to use data from another company for their "clone" version of it's powder. I'm not too sure I trust that strategy. Powders may be close enough that some data might be usable, but I doubt it would be that exact. Using Red Dot Data for Promo might get you in the ball park, but I wouldn't be using the top pressure loads. Same thing for using "Clays" data for Clay Dot powder. I'd stay clear of the higher pressure loads and be sure not to swap components around.

    It's pretty poor when a reloader's best option is to send some shells out for pressure testing on his own. It would be nice to have something published by the manufacturer to compare them to.
     
  6. Alliant Reloading

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    Hello Fred,

    Thanks for using our product.

    Yes, we will be publishing new reloading info very soon, say early 2008. Dick Quesenberry has been working on updating the shotshell and centerfire portions of our manual, and it is being proofread even as I type. Hopefully the new info will make more people happy. And if you can't find what you are looking for, please call Ben at 800/276-9337 as you did with your current load. We maintain our 800 number and a knowlegable human resource for that reason.

    Thanks again and shoot well.

    Paul
     
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    Fred, is that with a straight walled hull? Thanks Ben
     
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