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Unique powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DENNISMASTROLIA1, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. DENNISMASTROLIA1

    DENNISMASTROLIA1 Active Member

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    Has any one reloaded with Unique powder/ What were your results/ Thanks---Dennis 12 g 1 1/8 loads.Rem sts hulls.
     
  2. OldRemFan

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    I have used a few pounds, mostly because I have a 8 lb jug on hand. I use Alliants published load with a windjammer wad. Velocity is good, pressure is down around 7,000 PSI. I have had good luck with Unique. Having said that, if I had to go out and buy a jug of powder I probably would go with Green Dot in the 1-1/8 ounce load. In my opinion Green Dot is a very good powder, and you can get about 10% more loads out of a pound when compared with Unique.
     
  3. IndyShotgun

    IndyShotgun TS Member

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    OT Alert:

    Unique powder out the door when you're stealing it.
     
  4. BIGDON

    BIGDON Well-Known Member

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    Indy - You remain a dumb ass and really show your age by butting into someone's thread with this comment. Take a hike.

    Unique is an excellent handicap powder. Low recoil and fast. I load about 23 grains in a Nitro 27 hull with AA primer and rem wad. Try it you will like it.

    Don
     
  5. DENNISMASTROLIA1

    DENNISMASTROLIA1 Active Member

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    Thank you--Dennis
     
  6. DanLee

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    As Bigdon says, it's an excellent powder for handicap and beyond. I use it in Gold Medal hulls for our local skrap and Annie Oakley shoots.

    Dan
     
  7. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    Dennis..... Three powders come to my mind when discussing the very best long yardage handicap powders. #1 is SR7625. This is an old IMR powder that is at the top of my list, followed by #2 Unique and #3 PB. These powders are very versatile, while being expensive, and very effective, in a host of reloads. You can't go wrong with any of them.... Just my opinion.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  8. wayneo

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    Unique is a very versatile powder. My go to powder for 1-1/4 ounce loads in a FGM hull. Makes a soft shooting .45 acp load too.

    Wayne
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 7625 and like Dan says it is #1 with me but Unique is very good. I run a club where we should nothing but games and long yardage and 90% of the shooters are using Unique
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    25 gr with Gold Medal hull and Windjammer wad behind 1 1/8 oz shot and 209A primer. Very quick, great shooting load. Felt recoil is mild.
     
  11. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Dennis:

    You didn't say the 1 1/8 oz. STS recipe you had in mind was a handicap load. Responders are probably assuming so because Unique isn't worth a snap for light (1145 fps) loads.

    If handicap trap loads are what you had in mind, count me among those who think Green Dot and International Clays are better choices.

    Unique's ideal niche is HEAVY 12 gauge loads. As previously mentioned, it is terrific for ounce and a quarter boomers. It can also be used in standard (7/8 oz.) 20 gauge loads and 3/4 oz. 28 gauge loads.

    It would be a good choice for someone that loads multiple gauges and is interested in limiting the number of powers on hand. Its just a little stout for someone that dislikes recoil as much as I do.

    sissy
     
  12. Auctioneer

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    I use it in my game loads. Its does a great job for what I'm using it for. I buy 8 pound jugs.
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I don't use a lot of it. I still have my original purchase. Still smells ok...
     
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    i just bought an unopened pound can that was made by hercules it im trying to find some backdoor loads for
     
  15. Shooting Coach

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    Alliant has some Atomic Annie loads for this powder. I prefer it over Green Dot for my Caps load, less pressure.
     
  16. 97Fxds

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    I use it in my .38, .44, .45 and 20g. I dont know if its they recipe or the powder but my 20g hulls after FILTHY after firing Unique. I talk around the clubhouse is that Unique is a dirty shotgun powder. Just what I have heard.
    lawrence
     
  17. DENNISMASTROLIA1

    DENNISMASTROLIA1 Active Member

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    Thank you all-excellent replies.I was going to use it for 16 yd. practice--Now I will reload for HDCP. Thanks again---Dennis.
     
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