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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Scott Gradert, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Scott Gradert

    Scott Gradert Active Member

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    Need a little help. Got E3 ordered, but they have not got it shipped and it will be a bit. Loading 7/8 oz, I have published data that says I can use Red Dot, American Select, Promo, Extra Lite, Clays, IMR Red. Looking to reload this weekend and going up to the local store to buy a jug to cover me for the weekend. I want an 8 pounder and I know they are out of Red Dot, I bought that last week. What would be a good second choice. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. barjr2478

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    Promo
     
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  3. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Hey Scott,,,,,

    I think i like the plane you are in... I love ag planes... I can fly a taildragger but never got to the big Ag Planes
     
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  4. smokintom

    smokintom Well-Known Member

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    Go with Promo if they have it.
     
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  5. HTSmith

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    Extralite is especially for 7/8 oz loads.
     
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  6. JPM

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    I've been entirely satisfied with ExtraLite for 7/8 oz loads. JPM
     
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  7. Jeff.Buchheit

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    +1 on the promo
     
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  8. cdan6557

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    I really like Promo. Cheap and shoots good. Only loaded 1 1/8 with it though. But I have used 8 pounds of it. the guys I load with say it needs shaking well before u pour it in the loader but I have and have not and the weights did not seem to vary.

    Good luck
     
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  9. Scott Gradert

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    This is an M18 Dromader, it has an 1100 hp Garrett in it, before this one I flew an M18A with an 1700 hp Lycoming. Before that I flew 2 Air Tractors with 600 hp radials, before that I flew a Pawnee with a 150hp. Before I flew ag I flew Pitts, Acroduster, Midget Mustangs, thorp t18, cessna 140, Fly baby, Smith Mini, Oh and my first plane an 1946 Aeronca chief. I have owned 22 aircraft in my life, our business plane is a Cirrus SR 22, my son runs it now.
     
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  10. Nebs

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    I would buy what they have, all of those powder will work. Promo and Red Dot are virtually identical from a data standpoint (different densities, so different bushing).
     
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  11. jroccasano

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    American select
     
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  12. Sportshot2

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    Titewad is great and usually less expensive
     
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  13. LA66

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    Promo is a good powder. You can't beat the price.
     
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  14. shrek

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    Of those you listed, extra lite would be my next choice, and then after that either red dot, imr red, clays, or promo American Select is the slowest of the ones you listed, and while it would work the others are better choices,

    if the amount of ash is of concern, clays will be least then red dot, not idea about imr red, promo will vary from lot to lot.
     
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    promo
     
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  16. zzt

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    Since you have e3 on order, skip the Clays. You will like e3 better. You already have Red Dot, so why buy Promo? I tried Xtra-Lite and did not care for it. So my recommendation would be American Select. It is a superb powder and makes excellent 7/8oz loads as long as you keep the velocity up (at or over 1180fps). You will then have three burn rates to play with. e3 is the fastest, then RD, then Am Sel. I personally love e3, but I'd happily use either of the other two.
     
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  17. Mr. Pump Gun

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    +1 I like tightwad for good 16 yard loads.
     
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  18. mag410

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    So, you have loaded 8# of Red Dot about 3000 shells?

    Have you shot any of them yet?

    Michael
     
  19. Scott Gradert

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    Yes, I'm a 1200 FPS guy so I loaded 7/8 and 1oz. My 1 1/8 are handicap that I loaded to 1250 FPS using Green Dot. Been so cold here, -18 wind chill that I shot a couple boxs of each. They worked just fine as long as I did my part.
     
  20. mag410

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    Good deal.

    It is good practice to not load very many of a new load or new loader setup with out shooting enough to verify the load is good. I loaded up all the once-fired AA 28 gauge hulls I had one time (about 600) after changing my loader setup. I put one of the, new at the time, wooden handles on an MEC 650. The new handle bottomed out on the edge of the board the loader was mounted on, but the bar was going all the way over so I did not give it any thought, but the handle bottoming out affected how the loader vibrated and I was getting inconstant powder drops. It was a sad chore to cut open those pristine AA 28's, bring a tear to my eye just thinking about it now. :17:

    Michael