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What 12ga powder best replaces Clays?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ernroe, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Ernroe

    Ernroe Member

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    I will soon be out of Clays powder and have not been able to find any and decided to go to another brand. I use Unique for my 20ga & 28ga loads and could find a 12 recipe but have never used it in a 12 ga load. Anyway, I would like some suggestions of a comparable 12 powder to Clays.

    Thanking you in advance,

    Ernie
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Alliant Claydot, obviously....
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Claydot with Red Dot a very close second
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Ernie, the Unique is a great powder and you will find lots of loading data. Use it up
     
  5. Bazooka Joe

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    American Select works well and is clean.
     
  6. LTB45

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    I loaded CLAYS for years when I shot a Semi for Trap.
    Started shooting a BT-99.
    Ran out of CLAYS and could not find any....anywhere.
    Switched to Red Dot and never looked back.
     
  7. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Go to Promo a lot cheaper been using it for a number of years now, have used 8 8lb kegs so far and very happy with it.


    Gary Bryant
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  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Claydot, Red Dot, PROMO, 700x will all do what Clays did for you. Make your choice based on price and availability.
     
  9. chuckie68

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    My favorites are

    700X, American Select, Titewad, Red Dot,----ETC.

    Use what is available. They are all good just some require more cleaning in the end.

    Chuck
     
  10. Al391brown

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    Any powder you can find!!!!!!
     
  11. BudsterXT

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    Clay Dot, still have two 8 lb'ers left, although I might be buying a few jugs of Promo, because of the cost saving.

    Kenny U
     
  12. berettablaster

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    Try alliant extra lite. Super clean powder.Gary
     
  13. SuperXThree

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    Clay Dot best replaces it since that was what it was designed for.
     
  14. perezal

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    Get some Hodgdon Titewad Powder.
     
  15. hoot619

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    Well at least I think I know where he stores his clay dot and I am out. Me thinks he will only have 1 left if I find it. Ken U
     
  16. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    As previously mentioned, Clay Dot is the direct replacement. However, I prefer Alliant e3. It is an amazingly good powder, and superior to Clays in all respects (IMO). If you want to try something slower, American Select is hard to beat. Lower charge weights and lower cost than International Clays for the same performance.
     
  17. perezal

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    Get some titewad. That's what I'm going to Order.
     
  18. Soot Them All

    Soot Them All Active Member

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    They all do the same thing, Bang