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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:47 am 
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Best to me means components available at the local gun shop & reasonably priced. That’s Red Dot Winchester primers AA hull & Claybuster wads.

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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:03 am 
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Bass3 wrote:
Best to me means components available at the local gun shop & reasonably priced.


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:22 am 
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I suspect "best" could also be gauged by longevity.... Dug through some old loading books, Lyman #1, #2 and a couple Winchester and found at a brief glance that PB, Red Dot and Green Dot been here forever..... must mean something. Also noticed that in spite of all the "new and improved" seen on containers load data is basically the same from then till now...... Larry


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:21 pm 
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Gonna get hated for this but really, it doesn't matter which hull, primer, powder, wad (for the most part) that you use.

The important part is that you find a consistent load that works in any temperature and you use the best quality shot you can find.

You are not going to kill one more bird or break one more target because you used any certain powder.

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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:07 pm 
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I load 12 ga: 7/8 oz and 1 oz with Clays and appropriate components and I am completely satisfied.

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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:39 pm 
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You are right on track Mark,
I load for a friend, very good shooter and seldom below 23 from 16.... I load 1oz for him, Vectan AS,
FIO primers.... As I mess with combinations and loading I often end up with a couple "left overs" from the press..... gave him a box of "left overs". 1oz, 1 1/8oz, Windjammer, WAA12, figure 8 etc. Winchester, Federal and FIO primers.... Fed, AAHS, AACF, Nitro27 and GC.
A real "Dukes Mixture" of stuff except for powder and velocity.
24 straight, last bird kept on going...... He had also borrowed a friends newly acquired BT99.....with a really, really light trigger... called for last bird and tripped trigger at same time.....
Strange things happen. Larry


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:54 pm 
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Cheap, available, no-hassle mail order Vectan GM3 at $122.15/keg equivalent delivered TO YOUR DOOR:

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Be nuts to pass up a deal like that ...

And there's plenty of load data in various payload weights, and hulls too :

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Or if you didn't want 8.8 Lbs of the stuff, maybe go with 4/4 Lbs for $78.

Or better yet, mix up your order, get a free bottles of GM3, a few bottles of 206V (*specTACTULAR 1-oz powder), and a few bottles of A1.

You will not be disappointed with the Vectans!


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:18 pm 
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They are a bit behind on their shipping but the case order I placed the 5th shipped the 17th. I ordered a bit of the A1 to try.... Had several electronic conversations with cookoff.... GM3 is an extremely versatile powder...... Larry


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:49 pm 
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llc wrote:
GM3 is an extremely versatile powder...... Larry

Not to mention it's $48.11/keg cheaper than Promo at Powder Valley's price. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:50 pm 
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Not trying to hi-jack. I have not seen any posts from D L Marcum lately. Is he ok.

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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:25 pm 
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Well its an old thread, Ive switched from 700x to Extra Lite (for about 1.5 yrs) very happy. One other versatile powder I may try is Alliant E3. Hearing good things about that. To me it sounds like it performs like Hodgdons Clays.


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:29 am 
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llc wrote:
I suspect "best" could also be gauged by longevity.... Dug through some old loading books, Lyman #1, #2 and a couple Winchester and found at a brief glance that PB, Red Dot and Green Dot been here forever..... must mean something. Also noticed that in spite of all the "new and improved" seen on containers load data is basically the same from then till now...... Larry


PB was a great powder but when they discontinued it, I didn't bother to stock up on it. OTOH, I snapped up what I could find of SR7625 and a little SR4756.


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 am 
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I have a tin full of 452AA that shows up in an old Win manual and the #1 Lyman.. I will give it a try one of these days..... Larry


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm 
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Didnt read thread, but it made me lol. No qualifiers for what gauge even, its like asking, "what's the best car?"


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 Post subject: Re: best powder for 1 oz skeet loads
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:33 pm 
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in spite of all the "new and improved" seen on containers load data is basically the same from then till now......


Manufacturers HAVE to hold powder performance constant over the years, even if they make improvements on "cleaner" or "temperature consistency" or other secondary characteristics, so that old loading data is still safe with new powder. Not surprising, in fact, it's extremely useful, and wise on their part.

Good luck, garrisonjoe




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