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Whats your experience with SR7625 Powder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tomlieb, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. tomlieb

    tomlieb Member

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    I was looking at the Hogdon Shotshell loads for 1-1/8 oz at 1200-1250 fps and noticed that the recipies for SR7625 produce that velocity with noticably less pressure. I have never used this powder but would like to load a shell close to Remington handicap loads which are 1225 fps with 1-1/8 oz of shot. Anyone have some experience with this, I would appreciate your comments.
    Tom
     
  2. goatskin

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    I love 7625, and PB, but you can find 7-8-10 powders that are suitable for handicaps, and are a LOT cheaper.

    OTOH, if you are shooting a vintage gun, and especially a Damascus gun, 7625 is the only way to load.

    If you like Hodgdon, go with TiteGroup (THE closest STS clone), Universal or International. Alliant? Green Dot, American Select or Unique.

    Others will work, too, but 18.5gn of TG and a Fig-8 wad is THE STS-27 clone load.

    Bob
     
  3. waverider

    waverider Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the clone Nitro 27 1 1/8 oz load is with 18.0 gr TiteGroup, TGT12 wad, this should give you about 1235 f/s. Because TiteGroup is a rather dense powder Remington use the TGT12 wad in the Nitro 27.

    My experience with 7625 was with 20 ga. Worked great with all Win components. It did not work with the published load in Federal shells, used for hunting. The test load broke skeet target all right. But, since they were carried a lot the powder migrated past the wad and cause the crimp to open up.
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    7625 is too dirty and inconsistent with regard to velocity in 12 guage target loads. the low pressure level makes it difficult to keep the burn rate consistent, hence the velocity variations.

    It will, however, make some very fast & deadly 1 & 1/4 oz hunting loads, especially in the Federal throw away case.

    HM
     
  5. Bob M

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    I have long been a fan of 7625 and have used it for many payloads out of both 20 and 12 gauge. It is now at $148 / 8 lbs and I am planning on switching to Titegroup for 16's at east. Titegroup loads, all other things held constant, at about $.90 cheaper a box. I will really miss the smell of the 7625 though... Nothing like it.
     
  6. goatskin

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    waverider is right ... my bad.

    I got two sections of the notebook crossed.

    sorry
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    7625 is my favorite all time powder. I dont feel it is dirty? It only has one drawback and that is the cost but the low pressure over rides the cost. Buy it and try it and you wont go back
     
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    It smells great....
     
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    If not for the cost 7625 would be the only powder I would load
     
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    Cuban, What does low pressure have to do with over riding the cost? Low pressure has no bearing on recoil.Clyde
     
  11. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Normally use 700x, but when I think I might need something a bit faster I use 7625. Felt recoil is noticeable less when I use 7625.
     
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