I been using green dot for my handy cap loads. While I like the way it shoots I hate how dirty it is. My hands, my gun, everything is just black. I use clays for singles and love it but green dot is filthy to say the least. My question is, is there a cleaner powder than green dot that I can get 1250 ft. Out of with low pressures like GD.
PB, 7625, or my personal favorite - International Clays. Used in combination with the right components, it is clean, low pressure, and soft shooting.
I have only been using Clays family powders since Clays first came on the scene, and have refined my reloads to International Clays, Fig. 8 wad, 7 1/2 shot, Cheddite primers for singles and doubles, Remington primers for handicap loads, and 3 different bushings for the different events. I find that only changing the powder drop weight is the easiest for me to keep track of what I am loading, and reduces the requirement for cases of different components for different loads. It's the KISS system.
Current production Green Dot burns about as clean as any other powder in a similar burn rate. Nice attribute of Green Dot is in most barrels it maintains good core density at hdcp. yardage. Also, GD is readily available at attractive per pound and per load pricing. Lyle
Another vote for asking you what exactly your load is? Green Dot has been cleaned up a lot, but if you are using a load that is not close to maximum, it can still be dirty. It also doesn't tolerate cold weather very well so, is that a factor? If none of this fits, the other folks seem to have the remedy. Good luck.
Use Gren Dot with Cheddite primers all the way down to 7/8 loads.Works fine,does get a little dirty at low end,but being I clean my gun after every shoot,what's itmatter if it's a little dirty now and then.
I feel blessed. A while back, I found a 12lb keg of PB for $180 and 2 5lb metal gas-like cans of PB for $65 each. To bad ist not $11.00 to $15.00 per pound, like what I found. I have paid $147 plus tax for 8lbs of PB at the Ohio State shoot.
Gary, remember price you'll forget, quality you won't.