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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Browningshooterxt, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. Browningshooterxt

    Browningshooterxt Member

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    Is PB as good as all the stories you hear
  2. m12superx1

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    Shot some my dad loaded this weekend at KVS. I load 700x, and I was impressed with the PB as the recoil was greatly reduced. Seems a bit dirtier though. Just my observations. It does require more to obtain the same fps., but was a pleasure to shoot.
  3. John Thompson

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    PB is a very soft shooting powder, 7625 is even more so. They both use a heavy powder charge PB about 22 7625 about 25.
  4. goatskin

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    The stories abt PB that you hear prolly don't do full justice to exactly how good it is.

    It stretches from 28ga to 10ga, meters like water, shoots the same at -20º and 120º and if somebody could duplicate the smell of PB in a Federal Paper, I want the worldwide concession to sell cologne.

    It also takes a snuff can full to make a load and is more expensive than cocaine.

    You will never load a powder that will give you as small a SD & ES as PB.

    Does PB break a skeet any better than Promo or Titewad? Nope. It doesn't, but a man ought to load a couple of pounds of PB in his lifetime, just to know what the best is.

    If God is a trapshooter, he loads PB ... when he can get a loan to buy it.

    Bob
  5. tcr1146

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    Bob said it all! Tom Rhoads
  6. JACK

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    Good stuff Bob
  7. wayneo

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    What Bob said.....I just can't afford it anymore.

    Wayne
  8. cubancigar2000

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    I love 7625 which is a big brother to PB. Yes it is expensive but I still shoot it and will continue too. I shot PB for years until I found 7625, now my 30 year old 12 lb keg of PB just sits on the shelf awaiting the day I run out of 7625 LOL
  9. John55

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    I shot PB back in the '70s and early '80s, then it got almost impossible to find so I switched. Used about everything else until a couple of years ago when a friend gave me a 1 lb. can of it for Christmas...It is as good as everyone says and now I'm back to using it again, and have no plans to switch. Yes, it is a lot more expensive than Green Dot and other similar powders, but for me there is just no other powder that does the job like PB.
  10. mrskeet410

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    International Clays is the affordable PB.
  11. Luvs2shoot

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    I still load it for 1 oz loads. It is as good as it gets. I found a 12 lb keg for $180 about a year and a half ago. And in December last year I found two 5 lb cans for $65 each. Needless to say, I was walking in high cotton, considering that an 8 lb jug now goes for about $150.

    John
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    I bought a pound to try, just waiting for the Nitro 100 to run out.Hopefully this weekend.
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    When they switched production to Canada the granulation of the powder got smaller and it jams up my reloader. If they had kept it the same as the original, I'd still be using it for handicap loads regardless of price.
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  15. Bird30

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    zzt what kind of reloader do you have the PB jams your reloader?

    Dave
  16. mrskeet410

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    ZZT - When do you think they moved PB production to Canada?
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    Reloading for most shooters is primarily for cost reduction. If thats the case, PB is way out of line for cost reduction. Is it better than GD, RD, Clays, Promo, or 700X? It's in the hands and pockets of the shooter.
  18. wayneo

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    Oh,Oh I'm sorry, I forgot to add that PB makes the best .45 ACP rounds ever.

    With a 200 grain SWC it's like shooting a .380

    Wayne


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  19. BeerKing

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    PB is kind of like sex on the beach. Nuthin better
  20. brewmaster

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    Wayne

    I have loaded PB before, and as all have said, it is hard to beat. I have no idea if your keg is empty, but I used to work for dupont and I am able to read the date code on the keg. If you still have powder in that keg, it is quite old. Under the lot number, the E indicates the plant where it was manufactured or packaged. It was packaged on July 19, 1991. The number below the date code is the actual serial number of the batch on file at the plant with a retain in case there were any questions later. IMR kept the same lot sequence as dupont. I have no idea how to read Hodgdon serial numbers.
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