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WOOOHOO!!!
« on: November 01, 2013, 07:43:12 AM »
I was finally able to score an eight pound keg of Red Dot powder and 2k Cheddite shotgun primers. Oh my poor credit card!

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Re: WOOOHOO!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 09:53:17 AM »
Good Score!
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Re: WOOOHOO!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 11:37:47 AM »
cool!
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Re: WOOOHOO!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 06:48:24 PM »
Good Job!!!  What gauge are you loading with the Red Dot. I have never used it. I have used Green Dot for 12 & Blue Dot for 20.
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Re: WOOOHOO!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 09:53:03 AM »
this is from another forum about the red dot.

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  guysmith guysmith is offline  Senior Member   Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: St. Louis, Missouri  Posts: 3,676       
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  I use to use Red Dot years ago before I started shooting in competition for just imformal range plinking.  Found it to work well for me and burned clean w/o a lot of burnt powder residue.  I stopped reloading for 45's cause I just couldn't produce enough to feed my compition needs.  Didn't have a progressive press.  If I ever get a progressive press using Red Dot would be one of the powders I would look at using.  Along with TightGroup and Clays I hear good things about them from guys I know that do reload in quantity.   __________________
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  Red Dot is actually my favorite and most accurate powder in my 1911s. I like 4.5gr under a 200gr LSWC at 1.245 OAL.  It's a  great plinking and target load.   __________________
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  I used to load Red Dot powder in .45 ACP    I liked 5.0 grains under a 230 LRN. I used to load 5.3 grains under a 230 FMJ. I have never used it for lighter bullets. The accuracy was always very good. The problem I had, was a lot of unburnt flakes after shooting. My clothing would be covered. It also wouldn't meter reliably out of my RCBS uniflow. It wasn't exactly the cleanest powder out there, either.   __________________
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 11:50:27 AM »
I use Red Dot mainly for light 12 Ga. Loads. One of the is for the old style Winchester AA hulls, 19 gr. Red Dot, 7/8 oz. of #9 shot and a Claybusters Model #CB 4100-12 wad. It is clocked at 1300 FPS at 9400 PSI of pressure.

The load probably wont do that out of  my Mossberg 590A1 with a 20 inch barrel but I use the load for close range drills. It beats using the high priced buckshot loads for all of the practice.

In a pinch I can also use it in some cast bullet loads when or if I run out of Unique powder.