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 Post subject: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 am 
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Appears Alliant Clay Dot is the only thing I can find on the internet to buy today. Anyone use this?

I'm loading Gun Club hulls, Windjammer Wad and WIN209 primers.

Alliant calls for a Fig 8 or DR RF8 wad so I'm assuming the Windjammer WJI-12118 is the same wad as the Fig 8.

Powder load is 17.5 Gr and I'm not seeing Clay Dot listed on the MEC bushing chart, not a big deal but would make it easier I guess if it was.

I really try to stay with the published reload recipes but this is getting harder as components become harder to buy.

Alliant Recipe
2 3/4-in. Remington Plastic Shells (STS, Nitro 27, Premier RXP and Gun Club)
1 1/8 shot wt.
Win 209
Fig 8 or DR RF8




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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:20 am 
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I started using Clay Dot a couple of months ago.
Gun Club hulls
1oz #8 eagle lead shot
W209 primer
CB8100-12 wad (clone of TGT12)
17.5 gn Clay Dot using #32 bushing (make sure to weigh your own drop to make sure)

I have also filed the inside of the bushing to achieve the drop that I want.

Happy reloading.

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:01 am 
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Location: New Mexico
CD is an excellent target powder in 12 gauge. Just about matches Clays, close to Red Dot. Usually cheaper and easier to find than Clays. Burns clean. Burns better in COLD weather than Clays. Loads at almost the same weights as Clays, but it's a little denser, so it rarely uses same bushing.

I like it. Have shot it for at least 8 years off and on.

Good luck, garrisonjoe


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:07 am 
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I've used a lot of Clay Dot, I like it.
Load is:
Rem GC hull
CB1100-12 wad
Cheddite primer
18gr Clay Dot

Works very well for me. A few friends have used some of my reloads, they are all now using Clay Dot.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:18 am 
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While I prefer Clays because it has published data for handgun use(which I rarely use), I am finishing an 8# keg of Clay Dot, and have been more than satisfied with it in 12 ga. 1-oz and 7/8 oz loads using WW-HS hulls and Remington Gun Club/ Premier hulls. When I next stock up, what I buy will depend on price, as performance between Clays and Clay Dot are the same for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:28 am 
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I used a jug of Clay dot. It works fine. I normally load Clays.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:53 am 
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My load:
Rem STS or Nitro Hull
Win 209 primer
1 oz. 7 1/2 or 8 shot
CB equivalent to WAA12SL wad or TGT12 whichever I have on hand
18 grains of Clay Dot

Note: This is the exact same load I use with Clays powder.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:01 am 
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Thanks, will grab some today while it's available.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:15 am 
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Mr_D wrote:
Thanks, will grab some today while it's available.


Second thoughts I will do a 2 hr round trip drive today and try to buy some Red Dot at a local store that has a 2 item limit (1 lb container).

The internet Clay Dot price after shipping and hazmat is $32 lb.

Got nothing else to do today might as well go for a drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:19 am 
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I ordered 4 lbs from Powder Valley Nov.14 but have not received it yet.It was about the only thing available at that time, there seems to be plenty of data for 12ga.
I was in Cabelas yesterday and they had 2 lonely bottles of Titewad, needless to say they ended up in my cart. The powder shelf was completely bare after that. Still no .410 of any brand.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:56 pm 
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Well I made the trip and alone the way stopped and checked another Trap range to shoot at.

So no big savings driving an hour vice ordering online so online it is going forward.

Clay Dot was $30.36 retail w/ tax vice $32.00 shipped online

I picked up two 1 lb containers of Red Dot for $29.99 EA and 1000 CCI primers for $39.99, total w/ tax was $108.47


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone load Alliant Clay Dot
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:52 pm 
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Location: Denver, CO
I switched to Claydot when Clays became unavailable "X" years ago, and have not gone back. I've gone through probably five 8 lb jugs, mostly for 1 oz loads, but also some 1-1/8 oz. Rem hulls, W209, DR-XL1 or XL 1-1/8. For 1 oz I'm using the #29 bushing in my MEC9000/Automate averaging 15.9 grains.




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