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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.

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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
* Consistent performance
 
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