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Old 03-01-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
 
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Promo powder...

Been doing some talking to the trap shooters around here, and it seems that most of the people are using a powder called Promo.

It's has the same burn rate as Red-Dot which makes it pretty versatile for loading 12 gauge target loads. It runs about $85 for 8 lbs. The only complaint I hear is that it's a little dirty.

I'm thinking about switching to 1 oz loads for 16 yard trap and keeping the 1 1/8 oz 18.5 grains of 700X for handicap. There just a little to hot to shoot 3-4 boxes of in a hour or so.


Any of you guys use this stuff before?
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Re: Promo powder...

never heard of it..........but at $85 per 8 pounds.......i'd sure give it a try as thats just a tad over $10/pound.......

be awful tempted to find some recipes for it in handgun rounds as well.......if similar to red dot, it ought to work in 45's............
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It's supposed to be the same as Red Dot, but it is a little more dense. All that means is if your using a powder bushing you will have to run a size smaller. But the burn rate by weight is the same, so you can use the same recipes.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #4
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i'd say go for it........
or find another shooter that's using it and try to buy a pound off of him to try out before you take the plunge.........

appreciate the heads up on this.........
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #5
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Re: Promo powder...

Looks Interesting -
http://www.alliantpowder.com/products/powder/promo.aspx

Promo® Smokeless shotshell powder
America's number one economy-priced 12 gauge target powder. Promo has the same burn speed as Red Dot, but is more dense, thus requiring a smaller bushing to obtain the same charge weight.
Budget priced
Economical trap, skeet and sporting clay loads
Easy metering and consistent charging
Principal Purpose: Light and standard 12 ga target loads.
Secondary Uses: Handgun loads

Remarks:
Reliable performance shot after shot. Standard charge weights work great.

Canister Sizes: 8lb
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Re: Promo powder...

I'm going to pick up an 8 lb can of Friday...I'll see how it goes. There is a local about 45 min away from me that is selling it for $75.99 a can. You can't beat that.
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Re: Promo powder...

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I'm going to pick up an 8 lb can of Friday...
Pick me one up too. After a 4 pound can of Thursday it'll be great.
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Re: Promo powder...

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Quote:
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I'm going to pick up an 8 lb can of Friday...
Pick me one up too. After a 4 pound can of Thursday it'll be great.
Who's an Asshat now?

Do two 4lb Thursdays = an 8lb Friday? :P
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Hey he started it in another thread. :P
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:25 PM   #10
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Re: Promo powder...

I have been using Alliant Clay Dot powder for skeet down here and it is very clean burning. Currently (until I finish with whats left of the 5,000 Claybuster 1 1/8 oz wads I bought) I am loading 17.5 gr under 1 1/8 oz loads with a Win 209. If it wasn't for the plastic wad build-up I wouldn't have to clean at all until I was ready to leave. I have gone thru about 1,500 shells this year, down from 2,300 in prior years. If you find the Promo dirty then give the Clay Dot a try the next time you need to buy. It is only sold in 8# containers.

I have heard you won't notice any difference dropping down to an Oz and many down here are shooting 7/8 Oz.
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Re: Promo powder...

Well, I went and picked up 8 lbs of the stuff, along with 50 lbs of 7 1/2's, 1000 Cheddite primers, and another 500 1 oz Claybuster wads. That should last me a week or two.

I'm going to try and load some up tomorrow, and hope to get to the range to try them out Tuesday (if the weather holds).
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