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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by sean justice, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. sean justice

    sean justice TS Member

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    what powder do most of you use, 12g win AA 1oz load #8 or 9. new to loading.
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    I only use Alliant powders. You can't go wrong with Red Dot, American Select or e3. All good powders that are made in the USA.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. Quack Shot

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    Promo, Red Dot, Clays, Clay Dot, 700-X, e3, and a host of others. Promo is on of the least expensive and it works just fine. Just use reliable data and don't switch components like primers and you'll be OK. Also double check the drops to see what amount of powder you are actually throwing. A good scale is your best friend.
     
  4. Alamo

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    Try Solo 1000 and Winchester SL wads for light one ounce loads for singles. Pretty soft recoil and crush targets. Always use published load data and periodically weigh a dropped load to verify that your loader is indeed dropping what it is supposed to.
     
  5. RogerNRA

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    PROMO. Cheap, cheap, cheap....................Roger
     
  6. BRGII

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    Rex Powder, 8 bucks a pound and goes bang. BRGII
     
  7. Dave P

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    I bought a case of Rex 2 to try it. It burns just fine but is bulky when it comes to reloading 11/8 oz but good with 1 oz in Winchester hulls and wads. The 1 1/8 oz have a tendancy for the crimps to open up in a week or two. There must be a volume difference in the powder requirements between the wads I guess.
     
  8. WoodsonEnt

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    Promo for the savings, American Select if you don't care.

    Matt - Woodson Enterprises
     
  9. dverna

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    Promo for me.

    Don
     
  10. timb99

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    Hodgdon Clays
     
  11. wolfram

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    CLAYS or 700X. Not the lowest price but both are great for what you are doing.
     
  12. fssberson

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    REX powder looks like you poured dirt down the barrel after shooting. Hogdon powders are much cleaner. Either Clays or Clays International are good choices [and help support the American economy with major distribution and sales in America]. Alliant powders are made in America [when the are not blowing themselves up].. either Red dot or Green Dot. Fred
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    I prefer the Hodgdon and IMR powders ( PB, 800X, Longshot,)
     
  14. riflegunbuilder

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    Try Rex 1 instead of Rex 2. I have also loaded a bunch of Nitro 100 Accurate in the past.
     
  15. sean justice

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    just picked up my mec 9000 today, never done this, looking for good reliable recipe for 7/8 and 1oz load. should i use clays or red dot power, what primer, how about wads. its going in AA hull.
     
  16. grnberetcj

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    700X

    Been using it since 1972 without any problems whatsoever.

    Curt
     
  17. alfermann66

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    Sean, there are a number of good powders available. If cost is an issue and I can't imagine that it isn't, Alliant Promo, Rex I, or Hodgdon Tightwad in that order. The Promo is, in this market, the best bargain out there and works well in your proposed loads. Rex Powders did hold that distinction, but the devalued dollar has caused steep increases in the price.

    Buz
     
  18. Andy44

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    Sean-

    Go with 18gr of PROMO, or RedDot of you prefer, any primer except Federal (too hot), and DownRange TGT12 wads for 1 oz loads. Same recipe except use DownRange XXL (pink) wads for 7/8oz loads. Great mid-pressure loads that smoke clays!

    AndyH
     
  19. sean justice

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    who makes the wads you are suggesting, i hear alot about claybusters? who has best price,is there benefits over 1 or another.
     
  20. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    17 GRAINS OF CLAYS FOR 1 OZ.
     
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