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Red Dot vs Green Dot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by perezal, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. perezal

    perezal Member

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    I want to buy some powder for trap and hunting, but what powder is better?
     
  2. Brady509

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    Green dot out of the two. Slower burner. Lower pressure with good speed up to 1250. But there are much better powders for both field and trap.

    Brady
     
  3. perezal

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    What other powders are better?
     
  4. Brady509

    Brady509 Well-Known Member

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    Well it all really depends on speed and load weight my friend. I load 1200 and 1250 fps for trap and sporting clays. PB or 7625 work great. 1400 fps plus longshot powder for me works great in my 1.25 oz loads. If ya give me some more info I may be able to help ya a little more.

    Brady
     
  5. perezal

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    I want to load 7/8oz and 1oz loads. Win 209 primers, TGT wads, Remington gun clubs.
     
  6. Shooting Coach

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    Red Dot for your needs. More Hundred Straights with Red Dot than with all other powders combined.
     
  7. j2jake

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    Red Dot for 7/8 and Green Dot for 1oz. Jake
     
  8. StonewallRacing

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    My favorite for 7/8 oz is American Select. I believe Red Dot would work fine for you.

    SW
     
  9. APrice

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    "More Hundred Straights with Red Dot than with all other powders combined"

    I wonder who's in charge of keeping track of such statistics?
     
  10. Dr.Longshot

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    800-X & Unique are very versatile on 1 1/8th oz to 1 1/2oz



    GB
    DLS
     
  11. missemucho

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    Try claydot; only comes in 8 lb kegs but it's clean and works well with your components.
    John
     
  12. Al391brown

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    Greendot and unique are the best of both worlds. The statement more one hundred straights I agree with aprice. I believe it's a statement made by alliant powder. I can't confirm those statements,but I load a lot of red dot and green dot. Now I load any powder I can get that's made in America. If there was only one powder left in the world I would choose greendot.
     
  13. APrice

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    Yep, I've seen the marketing statement from Alliant, but I think it's just hype. No one keeps track of what powder broke what straight. I love the Red and the Green myself. Shooting a 1oz with Green Dot load now that's working mighty well. I also like that it's compatible with most hull/primer/wad combinations without changing any bushings.
     
  14. wayneo

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    Ahh- that question has been asked a million times since Hercules introduced Green Dot in 1965.

    I agree with others, Green Dot for 1 ounce, Red Dot for 7/8.

    Wayne
     
  15. bodybuilder

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    700X if you can find it
     
  16. SL900LOADER

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    Im glad to see this thread, ive been reloading for 6 years or so, so i know there is A LOT i don't know.

    Powder choice has much to do with payload(7/8 1oz 1-1/8) Im shooting 1 oz for trap and sporting clays.(win AA, green dot and a green duster)

    I was shooting red dot and promo for a long while, then i tryed unique and green dot for some handicap loads, and soon found green dot in a 1 oz load seems to shoot like a dream compaired to red dot, a lower P.S.I. and a recoil "push" rather then a recoil "punch"

    im now able to keep my head on my stock and scores have been going up, and up.

    I know some of this is fact, and some of this is just in my head! any thoughts?
     
  17. JT 27

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    Red Dot was the factory load for years in Fed paper. Not the same RD that we could buy but RD none the less. This may be the basis for the most 100s statement. Only "black mark" for any powder I can verify from use, 800 X did not perform well in cold weather, ignition problems.
     
  18. Rebel Sympathy

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    Yeah, only American powder for sure. But Italian, Japanese, Spanish, German, Turkish or American shotguns are fine..... so are Toyota and BMW cars. We just don't want them dirty Australians getting any of our money - ain't that right, Boys?

    Come on, guys. The Aussies are some of the best Allies we've ever had.
     
  19. perezal

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    Ok then I will get both red dot and green dot.
     
  20. Gregg535

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    My brother-in-law is a registered skeet shooter for many years and is a big believer in the Green Dot is a gentle push but Red Dot kicks like hell school of thought. With 1 ounce up to 1250 and 1 and 1 1/8 up to 1200. I can't tell the difference and I have shot well over 250, 000 of them; probaby a lot more.
     
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