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What do all the re-loaders think of Clays "International" Powder? Anyone using it? Is it clean? Cold weather performance? Easy to use? Size of grains? Bang for the buck? Just getting in to reloading and so far I like the recipes I've seen for this powder and the hulls I will be using. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys and gals.
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Good metering powder and works well in both tapered hulls and straight hulls. I still prefer Titegroup for overall performance and effecientcy.

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Slower burning than regular clays--kind of similar to difference between red dot and green dot. Burns super clean and gives fine reloads===I like it ;it gives more of a shove than a sharp rap where recoil is concerned.
 

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Been using Hodgdon's International powder since August 2006 and still using it. GREAT POWDER! Burns clean and meters within +/- .01 grains. I use it for my handicap 11/8 ounce loads @ 1200 fps.

My load is (reference Hodgdon's manual):


Shell: Winchester AA


Primer: Federal 209A


Powder: 17.5 grains of International



Wad; Winchester WAA12


Shot: 11/8 ounce of #71/2


Try it, you'll like it!!!!!!!!


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Consider Clays for your 1500 to 1200 fps loads, and IC's for the hotter loads. But, first, I'd call call Hodgdon and speak to them. I suspect that they have better science behind their recommendations than our subjective observations.

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Pat, how dare thee much such a statement!!!

WNCRob, you wrote above "Consider Clays for your 1500 to 1200 fps loads, and IC's for the hotter loads.". 1500 fps is pretty fast for Clays...
 

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I loaded it for about 3 years with long handicap in mind. It left just a bit more debris than Clays, recoil was comfortable but I could never get chronograph readings for Standard Deviations below the mid 20s while my old standby, 700X, is far more consistent. Did that make a difference in scores? I dunno but the difference in SDs mattered in my confidence scale......breakemall....Bob Dodd
 
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