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Clays vs. Red Dot

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Some of the guys I shoot with say I should drop my old standby, RedDot, and go to Clays...cleaner, softer shooting, less bulky, etc., etc.

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Ulysses said:
UltraMag said:
Ulysses said:
but for light to moderate loads at moderate velocities in Win AA or Rem STS hulls, I haven't found ANY powder that will equal Clays.
E3 doesn't equal clays?
That's correct! Clays is not only more versatile, but it is usually cheaper too. For example, in the Win AA hulls, loading 7/8 ounce of shot, E3 has a velocity range of 1200 fps to 1300 fps, while Clays has a range of 1200 fps to 1350 fps. Therefore, Clays is more versatile.

Also, in the 1 ounce loads using Win AA hulls, E3 has a velocity range of 1150 fps to 1290 fps, while Clays has a range of 1125 fps to 1290 fps. Again, Clays is more versatile.

In the 1 1/8 ounce loads, both powders have the same velocity range of 1090 fps to 1200 fps.

So there you have it! Clays is more versatile and cheaper than E3. Although I don't have the numbers at my fingertips, I think you will see similar differences between Clays and Red Dot, again with the edge going to Clays. As I said, I've sliced it and diced it numerous times over the past 7 or 8 years and haven't found a powder as versatile and easy to use as Clays. If anyone knows of a more versatile powder in the velocity ranges I've indicated, let me know and I'll check it out.
Stick around, the new claydot from Alliant is an exact duplicate of clays and will be cheaper.
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