Hi Guys, I got given half a tin of Rex II powder...reloading data is a bit sparse on the net. Is anyone here using it? More specifically for 1oz loads? Even better...with Fed 209A primer in winchester hull? Any help appreciated. Cheers-Graham.
Thanks guys, I had already visited the Rex site and seen the tables. I assume the CH primer designation is Cheddite. I had also read of the similar characteristics to Green Dot, and yet lighter loads are listed on the Rex site. Luckily I only have a small amount...I might use it for fishing instead. Cheers-Graham. PS-Just kidding about the fish.-G.
shot410ga..... I have to go with Coach on this one....While Green Dot is a viable 1oz. powder, it is not the best choice for them. Burns much too slow and is much too dirty in a 1oz. load. Green Dot is primarily a handicap 11/8oz powder, and performs best when used as such. There are several other powders available that will give you better performance for 1oz. loads, as well as a lot more economical. REX I or Promo come readily to mind. Of course, Green Dot will work fine for them, but, in my opinion, it's like using a 30-06 to shoot rabbits. Will work just fine, just not the ideal choice.... Just my experience.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
Just be careful, since the Federal 209 primer is not the same as the Federal 209A. Used RexII for some target loads in a few handgun rounds. Worked fine. Also worked in a few 12ga shotshells, but I loaded 1 1/8 oz. Didn't try 1oz. I used it for a 3 Dram (1200 fps) 1 1/8 oz load and it worked as expected. Didn't have a reason to go faster.