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WHERE TO FIND CLAY DOT POWDER DATA

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by A CHANCE, May 5, 2010.

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  1. A CHANCE

    A CHANCE TS Member

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    Can no find any data and cannot contact them tru e-mail any ideas?
     
  2. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried the Alliant Reloaders Guide on line? URL is above. What gauge are you seeking data for? Perhaps Clay Dot is not the appropriate powder?
     
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    This is an email I sent to Alliant and the response I got from them. The first paragraph is their reply, the second is my questions. I phrased them specific but didn't get a specific answer, so I just stick to the very limited data provided. I essentially wanted to hear that it was "safe". I have said before Alliant would do themselves a huge service by posting some data, even if it is just copied and pasted.

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    Clay Dot was designed to reload much the same as Hodgdon Clays, but the
    two powders are not exact. However, your favorite Clays load should be
    very similar with the same amount of Clay Dot powder. I recommend
    trying the same bushing and weigh a few drops to verify that you are
    close in the powder charge. It does not have to be exact. Thanks for
    your note and let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Ben Amonette
    Consumer Service Manager
    Alliant Powder Company


    Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 2:43 PM
    To: Alliant Reloading
    Subject: Reloading with Clay Dot.

    Hello-

    I am going to switch from Clays to Clay dot. I like the Green dot
    powder that Alliant makes and I love Clays. I have heard that the Clay
    dot is the same as clays except for that it is less expensive and made
    in the USA.

    On your website you list very few reloads for Clay Dot and claim that is
    functionally the same as Clays in a round about way.

    My question then, does Clay dot use the very same reloading recipes as
    Clays with the same pressures and speed? Is it safe to use my proven
    Clays recipes for reloading Clay dot?

    Thank you very much,
     
  5. Unknown1

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    <I>" I have said before Alliant would do themselves a huge service by posting some data, even if it is just copied and pasted."</I>

    They have Claydot data posted in their online data center.

    That's where the 3 I posted above came from.

    MK
     
  6. Remstar311

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    I know that they have clay dot data, so I guess I should rephrase that to posting more data. It is very minimal with hardly any recipes.
     
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  9. Mark425

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    More like a "sigh"

    Alliant has made it very clear that you can use ALL of the Hodgdon Clays data as well as the data they publish themselves. Then there is always the data in Lyman manuals. Isnt that enough?
     
  10. Quack Shot

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    I would rather use data compiled using the EXACT components I'm loading. The two powders are similar and close to each other, but they are NOT EXACTLY the same. I would not believe that every load listed for Clays would perform the same if Clay Dot were substituted. Do yourslf a favor and don't experiment.
     
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