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Promo VS ClayDot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by paul7177, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. paul7177

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    The one thing that I do not like about ClayDot is all the graphite dust it creates when reloading. Otherwise it is a very good, clean burning powder.
    Is Promo also loaded with graphite?
     
  2. porky

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    It loads pretty well because of the flake size(just like red dot). When shooting it, you'll notice the residue left in the barrel. Definitely not for semi-autos or pumps unless you clean them right after shooting.
     
  3. wm rike

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    No graphite. I was surprised by how clean it shoots (in mild one-ounce loads), certainly better than the WST I previously used.
     
  4. jdsfarms

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    Claydot is definately cleaner burning I use both but use claydot for loads for my automatic.Jerry
     
  5. dougp

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    I use American Select , sure a few bucks more but it is cleaner than promo and claydot .
     
  6. lostandout

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    use 700x its about as clean as you can get
     
  7. shrek

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    clays and claydot are cleaner burning than American select and 700x in regular target type loads (1200 fps 1 oz loads and 1145 fps 1 1/8 oz loads).

    American select and 700x will be cleaner at loads that are higher in pressure, but not cleaner than clays or claydot. (ie some of the faster 1 oz loads)

    I have shot them all, and they are all decent powders, but for lowest residue clays and claydot will have less.
     
  8. Tron

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    Promo will gunk up your auto in no time flat. Stick with Clays or 700x.
     
  9. slayer

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    A word on promo: It can burn incompletely in low temps. I witnessed it this spring when a friend tried to use it in April [in Michigan]. Sometimes it made only a slight pop. These were one ounce loads. I suppose the primer could have had something to do with it, but it didn't do it with clays powder. Bill Wheeler
     
  10. merlynstrapguns

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    I put over 2500 rounds through a 391 without cleaning a thing shooting Rex-3 (dirtiest crap on the market that I have found) without a mis-function -- singles and doubles, all weather as well. When I did clean the gun, there was the usual build-up as found after several hundred, but nothing to excess, or to impair the function. Cleaning is over-exaggerated and a state of "mind" in my opinion. The 1100 will be a different story - probably. The cost of Clays compared to Promo only cleans your cash and outlook. I find 700X to leave some stuff with 1 oz, too............m
     
  11. coot shooter

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    700X always left a yellowish residue on my auto's.
    I switched to Clays and everything was good.
    Haven't tried Claydot yet.
     
  12. kgp912kgp

    kgp912kgp Active Member

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    I like em all!!!
     
  13. Ross

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    Have not tried Clay Dot, will say Clays appeared a little cleaner-less residue in bbl.- didn't care for Clays as it seemed to be a little "smoky". My 1st preference 700X or e3 (I can't tell any difference) 2nd choice Red Dot or Promo for light loads,(7\8 & 1oz)-- PB or 7625 for 1&1\8oz Green Dot also good for 1&1\8. Just my personal experience--Ross Puls
     
  14. Hoosier Daddy

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    I shoot whatever is cheapest. Cleaning and maintaining your gun is the cheapest thing you can do for it.
     
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