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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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Tom, they aren't alot different. Most difference to you would be the bulk of RD, clays takes up less room. That is good and bad for some loads----some light stuff you need the bulk, some not, to fill the shell as need be.

Personally, I would use availability and price as the factor. Both fast burners, Clays is a little cleaner, the last RD I had and had it stoked up was pretty darned clean. I'm about to decide it doesn't make that much difference anyway, have to clean them eventually and I've never cleaned mine after using a "clean" powder that really impressed me with the residue-----dirty is dirty :wink:
..........and one of the reasons I use Blues instead of Greens as well, only thing is the blues pattern tighter in my gun that do the greens----no problem except in skeet where you might want a more open pattern.

I can't say I notice any difference in volume between the STS and promo hull, I load them right along side each other and the crimps are identical.

Using blues as a constant, there is one row of #8 shot difference in final height between Clays and RD powder for the same velocity-----if that makes sense----or right at .090",
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