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What does promo load like?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tuscarora 99, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    Hi I was wondering what powder promo loads like, if any. I mean like how green dot loads like pb or something like that. I know that it isn't very consistent batch to batch but doesn't bother me too much since I measure all my powders before I load. I was also wondering if promo is good for one ounce loads near 1200 fps or higher. Thanks in advance to all who reply. Sincerely, osker reynolds
     
  2. BDodd

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    It is said that Promo loads just like Red Dot. In fact, when having no specific data for Promo it is suggested to use Red Dot data. I have no personal experience but you'll get this same answer many times on here.....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  3. Quack Shot

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    It's a good powder and it works rather well for 1 oz as well as many 1 1/8 oz loads. It may vary in density a little from lot to lot, but all you need to do is double check your powder drops when opening a jug from a new lot. Fiocchi primers sometimes have issues with it in colder weather. Some people have no issues with them, but I have not had good results in many Promo/Fiocchi loads. There is a lot of new loading data on the Alliant site. It is pretty much the same as Red Dot data with identical charge weights, velocities, and pressures. I buy at least two cases or more at the time, from the same lot. That allows me to have some consistency for a little while.

    If you like Green Dot for the heavier loads, Red Dot or Promo should do well for the lighter stuff.
     
  4. phirel

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    18 grains of Promo and 18 grains of Red Dot will produce an identical loads.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    To make it short, It loads magnificent, does the job very well, just have a good scale and check your droppings from container to container. 18 to 19 grains in a top gun hull, windjammer wad, I use Rio primers.



    Gary Bryant
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  6. tuscarora 99

    tuscarora 99 TS Member

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    Thanks everyone for your replys. I am using cheddite primers, so the load data is close to winchesters
     
  7. BDodd

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    Hey Doc, "Check your droppings?"
     
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