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Savage16
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 pm  Reply with quote
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If you could only have one or the other which would it be? Do u use them for other gauges?

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mike campbell
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:18 pm  Reply with quote
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Cool


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T-Bird
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:47 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm beginning to study the same question. I'm loading 2 1/2 in hulls exclusively now, both shortened and purchased and I have 1 LB PB left. I am looking for a suitable replacement for mostly 7/8 oz loads but some 1 oz loads in cheddite , shortened fiocchi, and shortened RGL. I decided if I think I need 1 1/8 oz for Phez, I'll buy'em!
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Ohio Wirehair
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:29 pm  Reply with quote



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Ah,Green Dot my all time favorite powder for 12,16,and twenty. I use it 98% of the time.
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Cold Iron
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:36 pm  Reply with quote



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Neither Very Happy Kicked my last 8 lb. keg of Green Dot last year and have gone to IMR Green. Not even looking back.

Used to use both Green Dot and International for the 20 and 16. Which ever I could get cheaper. Or a few years ago which ever one I could get my hands on. I use Clays for the 12 ga. Well used to, it isn't even worth reloading for the 12 and 20 for me anymore.

Remember the 12 lb. kegs of powder? Got this keg of Red Dot in late 83



Take my time and looking for sales and free shipping I can get ready to shoot ammo at the same price it would cost me to load them in the 12 and 20. If I am truly accurate in my total costs, even buying in bulk from a wholesaler that comes up from Iowa couple of times a year.

At one time you couldn't even buy 7/8 oz. loads in 12 ga. Now it is not a problem from several sources. Even get 3/4 oz. in 20. Not ready to get rid of any of my MEC 9000's yet though, or one of Ben's first automates which eventually MEC bought the rights from him as the 9000E. I don't have to keep my fingers on the buttons just tap and grab a hull and wad with each hand. But still not as easy as having completed rounds delivered to my door for about the same price. The 16 is a different story.
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putz463
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:11 am  Reply with quote
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mike campbell wrote:
whichever is cheaper and more reliably available....which, for me, was Green Dot at one point. So I bought about 80 lbs and haven't looked back.

My favorite in the 12 & 16, useable for 3/4-78 in the 20ga. Will due satisfactory duty for plinking with 9mm, 38 spl, 44 spl, 45ACP.

The same could be said about either. Thus, see first paragraph.


Pretty much verbatim...

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sneem
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:13 pm  Reply with quote



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I shoot both but seem to go to the Green Dot a lot more than the International.

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Barnyard Drake
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:01 pm  Reply with quote



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Lady I know is having problems with her vision n needed a low recoil duck load. We don't take long shots, so I loaded RP12/green dot/1.125 Bismuth for her. It was an old PR load.

She liked them. A lot. Said they barely kicked. Killed them dead at 30 yds.

Course it was colder than a well digger and we had the heavy jackets on.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Barnyard Drake,
Welcome on your first posting Smile

Good on ya, Thanks for taking care of the ladies
We need more women hunters.

Mike

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:11 pm  Reply with quote



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Okay Cold Iron, this begs the question, why IMR Green instead of Green Dot since they use the same data and do the same thing? Cleaner? At some point I will run out of Green Dot and if IMR Green has some worthwhile advantage I could be convinced to try it.

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Ohio Wirehair
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:05 am  Reply with quote



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IMR Green is a little denser. I had to drop (if I remember right) 2 bushing sizes. Other then that no difference. I bought some on a sale of some sort. Price is the only consideration in my opinion.
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Cold Iron
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 am  Reply with quote



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IMR Green is cleaner than green dot IME and most others seem to have found the same. But availability is a big reason I switched in the beginning. Those that have chronographed the 2 have found less SD with IMR Green. With shotgun loads that isn't something I get carried away with however. IMR is also a little bit cheaper from my suppliers and a larger factor to me than anything else.
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