DLM. Bluerock is talking about Titewad, not Longshot. :lol:D L Marcum said:The only good reason to EVER use Hodgdons Longshot is when you wish, (you never actually need), for extremely fast loads. (1350 to 1500 FPS). Beyond that, I wouldn't recommend that noisy crap to anyone for any reason, and I purposely avoid shooting with anyone using the eargersplitting louden-booming stuff. Nuff Sed.
My, my...such an effusive, self-effacing retraction... A simple "Case is wonderful" would have sufficed. :lol:jtclays said:And if I read more better, I would have seen Case already told you that! Consider it a double check on Case, who obviously doesn't need it. My bad and I stands in the corner alone, grumbling. JT (My apologies Mr. Case)
Why not indeed!!GCBluerock said:Why not use Hodgdons Titewad powder which has lots of published data and bushing charts????????????
Yes, but you are mekanikally, inklined :lol:Burnt Powder said:I like Promo and I still have about 2 or 3 jugs left and I'm already set up for it, It's no big deal for me to figure out which bushing to use. If I don't have the one I need, I'll make it. I know not the density of Titewad, but I like the density of Promo in the hulls and wads I choose to load. Using Titewad may indeed be a cheaper deal, but that will depend on what you have to pay for it vs the Promo. My first jug was $72 and my last 3 or 4 was $78 with a few $75s in between. What does Titewad cost?
No data?? You've got to be kidding me? Promo is a direct clone grain for grain to Red Dot. I'd be hard pressed to find any powder that has a more comprehensive amount of loading data for it than Red Dot. If you have Red Dot data, you have Promo data. Seems pretty simple to me! :roll:
No problem you'd never have to make the trip.nastymcnarf said:Too bad Case isn't within quick driving range of me...I could 'discount' the rest off to him if PROMO and I didn't get along.
That's pretty much the bottom-line assessment.Titewad is cheaper than my old 'Clays' powder...but PROMO would be cheaper for me yet. I think if you check it out for yourself, you'll find that you'll need about the same charge of TiteWad to get the velocities you want. The 17 gr. loads just DIDN'T get it done...about fell out of my Beretta auto if they cleared at all. Didn't matter how tight the crimp was or anything. It took close to 19 gr. to get the velocities where they needed to be for me. TiteWad is cheap-"er" but it's not all it's cracked up to be in my experience. If it was...your argument would be correct and I'd not be considering the swap.
nastymcnarf,nastymcnarf said:The 17 gr. loads just DIDN'T get it done...about fell out of my Beretta auto if they cleared at all. Didn't matter how tight the crimp was or anything.