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 Post subject: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:15 pm 
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Does anyone use this. IF so about how many reloads can you get off the 14 ounce bottle and the 4 lb bottle

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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:13 am 
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I just started to reload shotgun shells and I got 350 at 17 to 18.5 grains per load (1 1/8 and 1 oz loads) + 15 (setting up the machine mistakes) shot trap last night and just crushed the targets with the 17.5 1 1/8 loads. I can't tell you about the 4 lb container right now I just opened one yesterday and started working on it. Bryan


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 7:32 am 
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With reloading manuals, most have a chart converting grains per load to nr of loads per pound.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 8:46 am 
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Hodgdon Clays is probably THE biggest seller for reloading 12 gauge target shells. I use it for most of my reloading.

There are 7000 grains per pound.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:07 am 
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Clays is an excellent choice for the 12 gauge. I use about 17 grains of Clays in a 7/8 oz load for skeet. It is a very clean burning powder and leaves very little residue when compared to something like green dot. The Clays family of powders includes International Clays,(another good 12 ga powder) and Universal Clays (which I use in the 20 and 28 ga).
Check out this website for calculating loads per pound and cost. I posted it earlier but maybe you didn't see it.
http://www.trapshooters.com/rlcalcadv.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:09 am 
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Clays. It's all there is. There is nothing else.

LOL. It's good stuff, amigo. There really is no finer 12-bore powder, esp if you shoot a gas-gun. You'll be amazed how much less cleaning you do, even over other good powders.

Plus... I like the smell.

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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:15 pm 
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thanks guys. I just got my 12 gauge browning bps and I am going to shoot some boxes of remington sts loads through it and start saving hulls. Weather is cold right now and will probably buy a reloader when it comes around to spring time and i start shooting more. Until then i am saving hulls and will probably buy some off ebay when the time comes around.

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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:49 pm 
I personally prefer to use BALL POWDERS in anything I reload, including shotshells. Some powders I once used are no longer available (like WW452AA), but I really like Hodgdon's HS-6.

However, if I ever go back to using a flake-style powder, the Hodgdon family of Clays, Universal and International as well, will be get my $$. I have used Unique, Reddot, Herco, SR4756, and a couple others.

Hodgdon makes or bottles excellent powder. don't forget to look at TITEWAD for target loads too, and LONGSHOT for hunting loads in the 12 and 20 gauges.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:41 am 
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Regarding the number of loads per pound, it's pretty simple:
One pound equals 7000 grains. So, a 15 gr load would yield 7000/15, or 466 loads. If the bottle is 14 oz, then you would get 14/16 of that, or (14/16) x 466 = 408 loads.
Good luck. RW


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:39 am 
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Or you could go 437.5 grs per ounce,
15gr load would yield 437.5/15 = 29.16 loads per ounce X 14 ounces= 408.33 loads
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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:54 am 
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You know, cougar i load H380 in rifle for just that reason. I LOVE ball powders! Also, my very first reloads with H380 (which were my first rifle loads EVER) printed sub MOA with an ultralight sporter bbl on my A-Bolt Medallion. -however- as goofy as it seems my MEC equipment seems to take to flake better (no, I've never run H380 though it, heh). It's more consistant, though it's close all around. Dunno what gives but Clays meters well, and of course it's clean (esp in hotter, heavier payload recipies).

Hmm?

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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:43 pm 
A LOT CLEANER THAT RED DOT. SHOOTS REALLY CLEAN MUCH MUCH LESS CLEAN UP SINCE CHANGING TO HODGDON BRAND. WAS TRUNED O TO IT BY A RELOADING BUDDY THAT SOME TIMES RELOADS AND SHOOTS 7-9 HUNDRED RDS. PER WEEK.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:48 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:48 pm 
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how is the recoil with a 7/8oz load with a 17-17.5 charge like with the clays?


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:50 pm 
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FreedeiverGa wrote:
how is the recoil with a 7/8oz load with a 17-17.5 charge like with the clays?


It is very mild and those loads perform nicely. You are aware that you can start your own topic? There is no need to dig up one from 2003 :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Oops came across it during a search didn't notice the date LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Have used Clays for 15 years, just finishing a 8# of Clay Dot - which in my area is priced $30 less and is supposed to be real close to Clays...............

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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:06 pm 
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I have used clays and int clays and they are nice powders.That being said I shoot clay dot all the time now because of the price.I can get clay dot through the club for about 11.00 a pound or less and with the price of shot you gotta scrimp somewhere.I have had real good luck with it,can't tell you if it is any cleaner or dirtier because I clean the heck out of my guns anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Here's a simple "rounds per pound" chart that takes all the brain work out of it:
http://www.reloadbench.com/gloss/grain.html


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 Post subject: Re: Hodgdon Clays powder
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:40 am 
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Faster burning equals lower recoil. The only Hodgdon powder that burns at a faster rate is titewad

http://www.hodgdon.com/burn-rate.html

Super clean burn. I also use it for 357 mag because powders like win296 are so dirty.


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