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I just finished up my powder and shot,I was useing hodgon clays powder gun club and AA hulls,federal primers,#8 magnum hard shot.I shoot trap and this ammo works good.Being new just wondering if there is anything you guys would reccomend as an outstanding combo. Like to stay with 1 1/8 once.Im useing mec grabber 76 and shooting rem 1100.Thanks for all advice im greatful
 

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1100rem said:
I just finished up my powder and shot,I was useing hodgon clays powder gun club and AA hulls,federal primers,#8 magnum hard shot.I shoot trap and this ammo works good.Being new just wondering if there is anything you guys would reccomend as an outstanding combo. Like to stay with 1 1/8 once. Im useing mec grabber 76 and shooting rem 1100.Thanks for all advice im greatful I used aaw wads with above recipe also.
You bring up a good point.

The 'best' powder for an 1100 shooter (or 391, or SX, or ...) is one that reliably cycles and is reasonably clean and easy TO clean.

You didn't say how many grains of Clays you were using, but Clays (and Alliant's Clay Dot) can get 'pressury' in 1-1/8oz loads if you want more than 1180-1200fps ... but autos do seem to like them better than many other powders.

I'd say that if you like how Clays shoots, and it is clean enough for you, stick with Clays, or maybe Clay Dot (a little cheaper). You can do a LOT worse.

GS
 

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First off you simply cannot go wrong with Clays or Clay Dot for target loads, from 7/8 oz. thru 1-1/8 oz.

Secondly you DO NOT need High Velocity for standard American trap. Standard 2-3/4 dram 1-1/8 oz. Target Loads, (1145 FPS), is more than adequate for all Trap shooting back to and including the 23 yard Handicaps. Going to any faster velocities is totally unnecessary and will only serve to beat you up and start you to flinching much sooner in life.

For Handicap yardages beyond 23 yards, it MAY be advantageous to go to 3 dram loads, (1200 FPS), but is not totally necessarily. Personal preference there.

My personal load for this is:
AA or Rem. Hull, (Rem. preferred)
W-209 primer, (or any mediun strength primer).
17.3 grs. Clays or Clay Dot.
WAA12 wad, or any of it's clones. I particularly like the DR XXL-1-1/8 wad or the Blue Duster.
1-1/8 oz. hard shot, 7-1/2 or 8's, (I prefer # 7-1/2's).
1145 FPS and approx. 8,500 to 9,000 PSI, depending on actual components used.

This load can be increased to a 3 dram Eq. load (1200 FPS), by simply increasing the powder drop to 18.0 Grs. Clays or Clay Dot.

DLM
 

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1100rem said:
I just finished up my powder and shot,I was useing hodgon clays powder gun club and AA hulls,federal primers,#8 magnum hard shot.I shoot trap and this ammo works good.Being new just wondering if there is anything you guys would reccomend as an outstanding combo. Like to stay with 1 1/8 once.Im useing mec grabber 76 and shooting rem 1100.Thanks for all advice im greatful
The answer is....

For singles
AA Hull
AA White Wad
Win 209
16 gr e3
1 1/8 oz mag 7 1/2

For Handicap replace the e3 with 19 to 20 gr of Green Dot, or

Fed GM Hull
Fed 12S3 or Claybuster clone
Fed 209A
21 gr Green Dot
1 1/8 oz mag 7 1/2.

~Michael
 

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e3

http://www.alliantpowder.com/products/powder/e3.aspx

e3®
Competition-Grade Target Shotshell Powder

Alliant Powder's new e3 represents the next generation of reloading powder technology, and offers the clay target shooter what he/she needs to maintain the winning edge. This 12 ga powder possesses a perfect balance of the qualities desired by competitive shooters. e3 features reduced charge weights, is the cleanest burning 12 ga. shotshell powder available, and has environmental stability and ultra premium quality to provide more consistent and reproducible performance all-year round. It is destined to become the shot shell powder by which all others are judged, and like all of Alliant's flake powders, it is proudly made in the USA. Named after its core qualities of energy, efficiency and excellence, this exciting new powder offers 12-gauge target shooters a high-performance product that stands apart from the rest.

* Clean burning
* Low charge weight efficiency
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