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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GOT A PAIR, Jan 14, 2010.

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  1. GOT A PAIR

    GOT A PAIR TS Member

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    Does promo take up more or less space in a hull than red dot. I will use a

    scale, some on here say it takes up more space, the 2004 alliant guide says

    start two bushing sizes smaller than the one recommended for red dot.



    Thanks Will
     
  2. short shucker

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    The promo that I've used was a little denser than that of Red Dot. I didn't have to reset the loader other than the powder bushing.

    My understanding is that the density changes from jug to jug.

    ss
     
  3. Jon Reitz

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    I would also suggest that you don't let the powder bottle get too far down toward empty either.
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    Usually, Promo will require a reduction in bushing size to throw close to the same weight as that of Red Dot. I usually end up with about 2 bushing sizes smaller, but it will vary from Lot to Lot. As you mentioned, use a scale. Each Lot, or even Jug, of Promo can vary, so be sure to check the drops.
     
  5. maka

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    Have been using PROMO for about 2 years. I agree it does vary, lot to lot but also; jug to jug. Big Papa has it right, use a scale to check wts. and turn jug to mix powder within.
     
  6. Post  2

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    No one has yet answered your question. Think of the bushing size as tea spoons. This should answer your question. If the data for Red Dot calls for 17 teaspoons of powder to get 17 grains of powder for your load but it only takes 16 teaspoons of Promo to get 17 grains, would you be putting in more ore less powdwer? Post-2
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    Some are just more dense than others
     
  8. dverna

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    Quacker,

    That was a good one. Sometimes common sense is a rare commodity.

    Don Verna
     
  9. Quack Shot

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    Hey Don,

    Nothing common about it! :)

    Regards to Mary and the rest of the crew out in MI.

    Carl
     
  10. fish and teach

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    In case you haven't gotten the answer you were looking for, Promo is more dense so when you put the same number of grain s in the hull, it takes up less room than the Red Dot did. I haven't seen a problem yet with dished in crimps, but the Promo does take up less room than the Red Dot. Hope this helps.
     
  11. Hoosier Daddy

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    This really doesn't mean anything but it is about Promo. The last jug I used I had a 29 bushing in a Mec and it was dropping 16.5. I thought that load was a little soft for winter so when I opened a new jug with a different lot number I decided to go to a 30 bushing. I am dropping 17.2 with the 30 bushing but it is a different lot. This is with a 1 ounce load.
     
  12. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    GOTAPAIR Promo takes up less space in the hull than RED DOT.

    Smaller bushing less volume.


    Gary Bryant
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