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Powder for 1 1/8 oz. loads?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, May 22, 2010.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    What is a good powder for 1 1/8 oz. load at around 1200 FPS? I usually use Red Dot or E3 and have both on hand but don't know if these are preferred powder for 1 1/8 oz. loads.
     
  2. HOJO

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    18 grains of Red Dot or Promo with AA wad or clone work well.

    Check the books or Alliants web site to confirm.

    Howard
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Green Dot. HMB
     
  4. Model Number 12

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    I use Red Dot for my 1 1/8 12 gauge loads. It's always worked for me, even when I miss.
     
  5. wayneo

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    Hercules came out with Red Dot in 1932. And I would guess, over the years, Red Dot has been used more than any other powder for 1-1/8 oz. target loads.

    HMB is right, Green Dot is a very good choice. Wayne
     
  6. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    PB. Green dot next or maybe 7625
     
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    19.5gr greendot,tgt12 wad

    doug h.
     
  8. goatskin

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    Either of what you have on hand are just fine. e3 is kind-of a secret-good powder for both 12ga loads.

    Bob
     
  9. Quack Shot

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    I'd prefer Green Dot for the 1200 fps loads. Red Dot/Promo would be pushing higher pressures and might not be the best choice. It depends on the hulls and other components you are using, which you neglected to mention. Always use reliable data and don't go by what you get from a forum or unconfirmed source.
     
  10. Rich219

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    I use STS hulls and Fig 8 wads.
     
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    I like Hodgdon Titegroup.
     
  12. Quack Shot

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    1 1/8 oz hard shot, Fig 8 wads, STS hull, 20 grs Green Dot, Winchester W209 primer = about 1200 fps. It's a great handicap load. You can substitute the CCI209M "MAGNUM" primer, but it will kick the pressure up a notch. It's a great primer/powder combination for colder weather. Check Alliant's website for the exact data and data for other primers. I generally try to stay below 10,000 PSI, with a target range of 8500 - 9500 PSI. Green Dot allows me to stay right in that ballpark. Most loads using Red Dot or Promo would exceed those pressures for a 1200 fps velocity in the STS hull.

    I will also use the Versalite wad in the Remington hulls, using Green Dot or Unique, depending on the circumtances and desired velocities.
     
  13. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like Green Dot it is then, I'll pick some up Tuesday.
     
  14. Quack Shot

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    Great powder, great company. I'm sure you will do well with it. It's my #1 choice for 1200 fps 1 1/8 oz loads in appropriate hulls. I use several jugs over the course of a year, maybe more.
     
  15. Spanky

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    I've been shooting Quacks reload for sometime now also. Has been working good for me. The only thing different I do is throw in a Fiocchi 616 when reloading my cases for the last time. The Fiocchi save a few cents and perform well. Win. 209's are my main primer but, I've been satisfied with the Fiocchi's I've used and they cycle through my machine great.
     
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    REX II
     
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