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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by deereRalph, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. deereRalph

    deereRalph Member

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    Anyone else having problems getting powder? Our club is in the SE and seems that neither Parks and Sons nor Gamaliel have 8lbs of Clays or 700X. Any suggestions? Thanks
    Grif
     
  2. j2jake

    j2jake Well-Known Member

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    Try Powder Valley Inc. Great folks. Jake
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Recobs target shop
     
  4. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I used to use a lot of IMR 700X and IMR PB and had difficulty at times finding either powder. Two years ago I switched to Alliant E3 and Alliant Green Dot and have not experienced any supply problems.

    I used to use 700X because it was a little more dense (took up less volume) than Alliant Red Dot. This really improved the crimps on my Federal Paper reloads. Alliant E3 is also denser that Red Dot and I get good crimps with E3 in my Federal Paper reloads. I also found that I get the same performance (1 1/8 oz at 1145fps) from 16.5 grains of Alliant E3 as I did with 18 grains of IMR 700X.

    You may want to switch to Alliant E3. It costs a little more than IMR 700X but if the additional cost is offset by the improved efficiency of Alliant E3.

    As to replacing IMR PB with Alliant Green Dot, both are great handicap powders but I find that I use about 10% less powder when I use Alliant Green Dot over IMR PB. The newer Alliant Green Dot is cleaner than the older version and costs way less, pound for pound, than IMR PB.

    I really like Alliant E3 in 1 oz. loads in Remington STS hulls with the Remington TGT12S wad.

    Ed Ward
     
  5. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    Hodgdon, IMR, and Winchester are all the same company. These suppliers have cut back production on 4 and 8 pound containers. They are trying to move all the surplus of 1 pound containers. This is what my powder distributor told me.

    Matt - Woodson Ent.
     
  6. ronbo142

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    My source is having problems getting H-110 or W-296 in 1lb cans, I had to go with the 4lb can of W-296. With the cost of reloading, I am going to practice ALOT with the .410 luckly I have plenty of hulls.

    Ronbo
     
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