Trapshooters Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,779 Posts
e3 is a real good 7/8 & 1oz powder: light charge-weights, consistent drops, not cold sensitive, etc.

At 1-1/8oz, it can get pressury, so you have to pay close(er) attention to components and drops.

e3 is a good RD competitor/alternative, but RD & 700-X are still the 1oz gold standard.

I dunno/don't pay any attention to how clean or dirty a powder might be, but e3 is supposed to be pretty clean over 9000psi.

Bob
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,878 Posts
I like E3 for 1 oz. loads for my 1100 and 11/87. I load 16.5 grains in an STS hull with the TGT12S wad and a Remington 209P primer. This load is around 1150 fps and is super clean. It cycles the 1100 and 11/87 with ease.

My understanding is that E3 is one of Alliant's new generation of premium powders. It costs a little more than Red Dot. It has the same burning rate as Red Dot but the same weight of E3 takes up less space.

I like E3 and have used around 10 8# containers but I am probably going to switch back to Red Dot as E3 is sometimes hard to find.

Ed Ward
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
958 Posts
I use e3 in my 7/8 oz. loads, and can say from personal experience that it's one of the best if not THE best powder currently available for 7/8 oz. 12 ga. reloads in the 1150-1250 fps range. e3 doesn't seem to be affected by hot or cold temperatures and (unlike the other powders) burns much cleaner with light loads. I tried Bullseye a few years ago, but the correct powder charges had such a small volume that it was difficult finding the correct wad to obtain a good crimp. e3 solved that issue nicely. For bunker loads of 1300+ fps I would probably use Red or Green Dot. ....Rick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Well that answers my questions since my wife is shooting a 391 and reddot is so dirty we may give it a try. We only load 1 oz so it should work good. Thanks for your input guys!

Jeremy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,113 Posts
I use a lot of e3 and like it very much. It is actually a little faster than Red Dot, but much, much cleaner. If you want to shoot 7/8oz or slower (1150fps) loads in 12ga in your autoloader, consider Alliant's newest powder- Extra-Lite. It is as fast or faster than Bullseye, is designed to be bulky, and burns so cleanly you cannot see any residue after 100 shots (in by O/U).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
The extra-lite your talking about how's the recoil with that?? Recoil is bothering her a little. Right now I'm loading 17.9 Red Dot with claybuster wad 1 oz 8's AA hulls.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,779 Posts
Recoil is a function of shot weight and speed - the kind of powder doesn't matter.

Why don't you drop her to 7/8oz 1150fps loads, and the recoil problem will evaporate?

7/8oz - especially of 8½ or 9 shot - is a diesel-making load from inside the 20.

The CB0178 loads beautifully in AA. e3 or X-Lite will work just fine.

Bob
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top