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 Post subject: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:36 am 
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I am thinking about trying some 700x in some target loads for trap and sporting clays, mostly just for the fun of trying a different powder.

any good reasons not to?




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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:43 am 
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Great stuff! Been around for a long time and a ton of recipes out there for it. Not a bad price either.

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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:59 am 
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any good reasons not to?
Nope, not as fluffy/bulky as Solo 1000 and RedDot, making it a better choice for a too-stuffed shell in some cases, a good all-round propellant, It just isn't "new"!

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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:22 am 
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It is a good powder and like TT says it is good for shells that are "full" it does not seem to burn as clean as clays powder. It works well in the cold weather too. it does seem to to be louder than clays also.

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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:25 am 
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For years DuPont's 700-X was one of the three most popular propellants used by skeet and trap shooters in the 12 gauge. The other two were Hercules Red Dot and Green Dot, with Green Dot probably being more popular with trap shooters than skeet shooters. 700-X is also a very versatile propellant being quite good in the 12 gauge with from 7/8 to 1-1/8 ounce loads.


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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:54 am 
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700-X I've used enough of that stuff to fill up a good sized drum. I had a cousin that worked in management for DuPont. Every Christmas I would get 8 lbs of that fine powder along with one pound containers of 4350, 4895, and 4831. Oh, how I hated it when she retired. Now it's bottles of wine......


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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:51 pm 
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My normal skeet load is 17.2 grains of 700x, 1 1/8 #9s, Win 209 primer with a WAA12 wad in an AA or Remington Gun Club hull. Low-recoil load, relatively clean burning, and it breaks targets if I do my part. 700 X is also a good powder for 38 special target loads if you reload handgun. I've been using 700X since I started reloading 18-19 years ago, and have been happy with the results.

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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:54 pm 
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My normal skeet load is 17.2 grains of 700x, 1 1/8 #9s, Win 209 primer with a WAA12 wad in an AA or Remington Gun Club hull. Low-recoil load, relatively clean burning, and it breaks targets if I do my part. 700 X is also a good powder for 38 special target loads if you reload handgun. I've been using 700X since I started reloading 18-19 years ago, and have been happy with the results.

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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Great powder!! Of course I say that because it's the one I've used for a couple of decades!! I bought 20# again for this years shells!!
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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:11 pm 
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thanks for the lowdown guys.

I was trying some WST this morning and found out that with the finer powder I have some work to do to seal up the bottle to the bar, had a fari amount of it sliding out on top the bar.

I will give the 700X a try

I was using clays and tried the WST, seems like the crimps on the HS AA's look better with the WST load, using a smaller bushing to get the neede powder....


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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:40 pm 
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I got the leak fixed for the finer powder now. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:13 pm 
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700X

Good powder, Lots of load data on it,, Meters very nicely in a loader

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 Post subject: Re: 700x powder?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:25 pm 
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I had good luck with the 700x powder, but it was dirty. I was givin some Titewad, and only after shooting that, did I find it was some dirty stuff. But i have to admit, it was pretty good powder, a bit louder, but good stuff.



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