I have been reloading with Solo 1000 for about a year & 1/2. I picked up a couple of 8 # jugs of Promo as part of a package deal. Would appreciate any feedback on comparison of the two powders based upon your experience. Thanks in advance. Tim Hall
Only shoot this stuff in a Over and Under. It's the nastiest powder I've ever seen. Looks like you just crapped down the holes. 296 or 110 would give you an idea of how nasty it is. Guys at work complain about it being erratic-lots of bloobers and such. Myself I use Red dot or nitro 100. 4andy10
Solo has been manufactured in several different countries. I started using it when it was made in Scotland and it was great powder then. It was later manufactured in France and a couple of other countries that I don't recall right now. It got to be different each time I bought it so I gave up on it. I have used Promo for a couple of years now and find it to be very consistent although you should check the drop weight when you get a new supply. I don't find it to be all that dirty in break open guns or my semi-autos for that matter.
I've gone through 3+ jugs of Promo, and never had any bad issues with it. No "bloopers" in hot or cold weather (not too cold in CA) and no problem with being "dirty, filthy or nasty" as some people bitch about. I clean my guns after shooting, and never found one powder to be harder to clean up after than another. It's not my favorite powder, but I'll shoot it without any doubts any time!
glad to know that andy44 is the only one who cleans there guns after use!!! shooting coach maybe right about keeping up the pressure in the 9000 or above range. generally I shoot o&u's but I dont like that much trash down the barrels. Just a personal preference. my auto's get taken apart after each skeet league and hunting season is over. cleaned in parts washer blown dry reassembled, action bars I use transmission fluid on, the rest recieves a light mist of ole WD-40. Now do you go to this much trouble? 4andy10
My high school auto mechanics teacher had me cleaning his 1100's that way when I was 16 and it kinda stuck. he always used trans fluid on action bars so I do to now. Miss the ole guy now, passed away few years back. Shot on his skeet teams for years. We were the first 4 man squads to record 200x200 in skeet. Kinda funny I always called him by Mr. Paul because he was my teacher, One day he told me to start calling him by his first name. said I had earned the right. all the loads I shoot I got from him. As far as powders go and such it's just a personal preference I suppose. I usually try to use Alliant powders as I believe they're made in Virgina. 4andy10
Andy- Alliant powders are made in Montgomery County Virginia on Rt. 114 between the towns of Christiansburg and Radford. The second oldest river in the world (New River) runs through the plant. Montgomery County Virginia is in the Western part of Virginia in a small valley between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Plateau. When VA Tech scores a touchdown, the cheers can be heard at the Alliant plant and when the Alliant plant explodes, it can be heard at the VA Tech stadium.