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Red Dot or Clays

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by stu mackay, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. stu mackay

    stu mackay TS Member

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    Do you prefer red dot or clays for a all around powder and why
     
  2. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Clays. It's a little cleaner and I can load light loads a little slower (if I choose to do so). Overall, I just like Clays better, but Red Dot does a very similar job.
     
  3. Quack Shot

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    Red Dot or Promo for cost.
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    John- Is Clays cleaner or does it just leave a lot of small particles that allow the barrel to look shinny?

    If one likes Clays, they should like Clay Dot more. I like Red Dot.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I like Clays for 7/8oz and 1oz loads only. Red Dot is the only powder I've used that I would consider suitable for all trap loads under 1200fps. Second Choice, a long way back, would be Solo 1000, also a Hodgdon product now.
     
  6. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    ZZT wrote: "Red Dot is the only powder I've used that I would consider suitable for all trap loads under 1200fps."

    In my Alliant Reloaders' Guide, I don't see ANY loads for Red Dot under 1200 fps with one ounce or lighter loads in AA hulls. That's one of the main reasons I like Clays better.

    Using Clays powder, I can load one ounce loads in AA hulls down to as low as 1125 fps muzzle velocity. Red Dot can't match this...... at least not according to the Reloading Guides that I have.
     
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