What kind of powder do you use for shotgun shells?

What kind of powder do you use for shotgun shells?

Green Dot and Longshot are my favorite Alliant powders. Longshot gets higher velocities for 16-gauge than any other. Blue Dot is another good powder for 16-gauge. Green Dot and Hodgdon Unique are my go-to powders for 28-gauge.

Why is reloading powder not available?

The current powder situation is due to a record demand for all reloading components and NOT a reduction in the supply of powder. With long-time handloaders looking to stock up and new gun owners looking for ammunition, there is an unprecedented demand for powder and other reloading components.

Is red dot a good shotgun powder?

If American, then 16 yard load or first shot in doubles with a 1oz load, red dot is the better choice. If handy cap near the 27 yard line, or even the second shot in doubles, then your pushing a 1-1/8 load at full speeds, then Green dot instead.

What is the best powder for trap loads?

Registered. 700X and Clays work fine for Trap loads.

How many shotgun shells will 1lb powder reload?

Registered. I got around 250 shells per pound of powder.

How many grains of powder are in a 12 gauge slug?

12 ga. slugs require as much as 49 grains of powder each, whereas other 12 ga. slug recipes for 7⁄8 oz. slugs require only 25 grains of powder.

How much reloading powder can I have?

10-3.7 Smokeless propellants intended for personal use in quantities not exceeding 20 lb (9.1 kg) may be stored in original containers in residences. Quantities exceeding 20 lb (9.1 kg), but not exceeding 50 lb (22.7 kg), may be stored in residences if kept in a wooden box or cabinet having walls or at least 1-inc.

Is Hodgdon making powder?

Q: Is Hodgdon still making powder? A: Yes, we continue shipping powder as quickly as possible. In fact, we will ship more powder in 2020 than last year.

Is red dot powder good for 9mm?

I have used Red Dot in the 9mm with 124 fmj bullets, 4.0 grains gives an average of 1040 fps and it works real well in my Smiths. I have also used it in the 38 spl, 357 magnum, 40 S&W, 41 magnum, 44 magnum and 45 colt. Works well in all of the cartridges.

What is Red Dot powder good for?

Alliance Red Dot is an exceptionally clean burning powder (up to 50% cleaner than others) that is primarily used for light and standard 12 gauge target loads, but can also be used in some handgun loads. Since being introduced in 1932, Alliant Red Dot has been providing consistent, economical and efficient reloading.

Who makes 700x powder?

This extruded flake powder is ideally suited for shotshells in 12 and 16 gauge where clay target and light field loads are the norm. It doubles as an excellent pistol target powder for such cartridges as the 38 Special and 45 ACP and many more.

Who makes Green Dot powder?

Alliant Powder’s
Alliant Powder’s® Green Dot® smokeless shotshell powder boasts a cleaner burning formula that delivers on promoting precise, uniformly tight patterns. In addition, Alliant’s Green Dot is a great solution for both field and target shooting as it reduces the overall amount of recoil felt by the shooter.

What are the steps in reloading a shotshell?

The Shotshell Loading Process 1 Resize and Deprime. The first step is to resize and deprime the empty shotshell. 2 Add Primer, Wad, and Powder Charge. Next a new primer is inserted into the case and seated under pressure with your press to the correct depth. 3 Crimp the Hull.

How much does it cost to reload a shell?

You can load about 440 rounds and that breaks down to 3.7 cents per load, so to reload a hull will cost about $ 0.19 per shell. That amounts to $4.75 per 25 round box.

Can you save money by shooting your own shells?

You can save more money loading your own hunting loads, and if you shoot sub-gauge shells, you can still save plenty. Shooting action clay targets is a great shotgun sport. The entire family can participate, but it takes a lot of ammo. Handloading makes it affordable. Bryce M. Towsley How much can you save?

Is it cheaper to reload a 12 gauge shotgun?

While less a factor today than in years past, the primary reason for getting started in reloading shotgun shells remains cost savings. With 12 gauge, the savings margin is a bit thin these days. Baseline target ammo has become inexpensive, but you can still save money with handloads, and you will likely end up with a better product.