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Red Dot vs Promo

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by revbook, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. revbook

    revbook Member

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    I'm hearing that Promo burns dirtier than Red Dot.....True or False?

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  2. SPACE GUN

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    I have shot both. the only difference is $$$$
     
  3. tammike

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    False
     
  4. Pull & Mark

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    Don, define "Dirty"!!! Now I've never loaded with Promo powder, but have heard many shooters on here debate that question several times. The majority say its abit more dirty than Red Dot, but don't care because they are saving money. Some say its the same, while only one or two have said it burns cleaner. One thing most of the shooters will agree on is that Promo will change from lot to lot and you need to weight the powder drops from each lot as you may have to change bushings from lot to lot. Good Luck with your research. LOL. Buy a One pound jug and see for yourself. Thats what makes loading fun. break em all Jeff
     
  5. Ross

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    Ditto, to the above I have used both & can't tell any difference, just be sure to weigh your powder charges as Promo usually takes a SMALLER bushing. Ross Puls
     
  6. Ajax

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    Promo is a blend of powders that did not make the burning rate they were designed for. One "Lot" of Promo will not be the same as another, just the burning rate will be the same as Red Dot. Not the weight, that's why it takes a different bushing than Red Dot.

    So both people saying it's dirty or clean could be right.

    Promo does not come in one pound containers.

    Ajax
     
  7. bkt514

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    If you want a clean burning powder try ClayDot. Price is similar to Red Dot! I like GreenDot myself, and yes I clean my gun up after every outing
     
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    Promo is cheap powder that is somewhat unreliable. A friend tried some last year and had trouble with ignition in cold weather. i witnessed this myself. Some shells sounded like it had a half losd of powder in it. Bill
     
  9. mrskeet410

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    Some of the kegs of Promo I have used are much cleaner than old Red Dot. Other kegs about like old Red Dot. I have not used the "new, improved, cleaner" Red Dot.
     
  10. John Galt

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    Just because someone has some bad reloads doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with Promo. There could be numerous reasons for weak sounding reloads that have nothing whatever to do with the powder. I've used Promo since it came out with great success, i.e. reliable ignition in everything from 1 1/8 to 3/4 oz loads and consistent velocities.

    Talk about dirty power always makes me laugh. Sure most power leaves some ash in the barrel but all the ash you will ever see is from the last shot fired since every shot removes the ash from the previous shot. If a tiny bit of ash in the barrel is a problem for someone, then perhaps they are a bit too anal. JMHO
     
  11. Dr.Longshot

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    Promo is Alliant's best selling powder, About $20 a keg cheaper, I load it weighed like red dot never ever a problem On my 9th keg now. Never ever a problem in cold or hot weather.

    Gary Bryant
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  12. SPACE GUN

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    I have heard the advice to check each lot, I do and have found very little difference! I wonder if we checked all powders from lot to lot that they too might vary a bit? any thoughts?
     
  13. tammike

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    Yes they also will very. I have checked Reddot and its the same deal. What I think is the single best thing for reloaders to do is buy or make a baffel in their powder bottles. I have the setup on a 9000H and you can run 3 or 300 rounds through and powder drops are within 1 grain. + or - 1/2 grain probably will not very FPS more than 25 to 30. It's a scatter gun, just point and click.
     
  14. C-Money

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    I really like Clay Dot, My father has shot many kegs of Promo, and is very happy with it.
     
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