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Red Dot vs. 700-X: An easy question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skarloey, May 25, 2007.

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  1. skarloey

    skarloey TS Member

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    Greetings:
    I've been shooting Red Dot for a couple of years and am happy with it. My friendly local retailer is out of Red Dot at the moment but has 700-X in stock. My question is: Will I be just as happy with 700-X?

    My all-purpose load is 1 1/8 oz. 1145 fps. but I do load some 7/8 oz for that game with the crossing targets. I mainly shoot Remington automatics. Yes, I will verify powder drops with a scale.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

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    I've used 700-X for over fourty years and have used Red Dot just as long. 700-X was the first powder I purchased for shotgun loading. I still have quite a bit of it on hand and it will work just as well as Red Dot in almost all appropriate loadings. I shoot an 1100 and it's never let me down, as long as my load is appropriate. Pressures in the "moderate" (8500 - 10000 PSI) ranges and not too light.
     
  3. SShooterZ

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    700-X is a great powder. If it was cheaper, thats probably all I would shoot.

    Does your dealer have any PROMO? That's cheap Red Dot and you can use the same recipes.
     
  4. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

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    I've chronographed and maintained data on most of the ol' standbys and without failure, 700X is the most consistent performer for standard deviations in my work. Is that all so important? I dunno but I have had a lot of confidence in 700X over the years.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  5. frank t

    frank t TS Member

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    II have used it for more than 35 years. It is a great powder. It is actually more versitile than red dot becuase it is slightly slower burning.Both are excellent powders but 700X is my choice.

    Frank T
     
  6. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    I second the PROMO vote. The reason to reload is to save money, promo will accomplish this.

    GS
     
  7. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Red Dot and 700X have been around a "ton" of years. Both are excellent powders. Can't go wrong with either one. Ed
     
  8. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    700X is the best powder that is imported from Canada, but I do much prefer Red Dot. Promo does work well but I do not like the inconvenience of having to check the weight of each different lot.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. Lkn4rocks

    Lkn4rocks TS Member

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    Pat Ireland---Did you say that "700X is the best powder that is imported from Canada"?....What happened to Shawnee Mission, Kansas?...It was my understanding that IMR was now a product of Hodgdon Powder, where did I go wrong in my thinking?
     
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