Alliant Blue Dot

Alliant Blue Dot is a handgun / shotgun powder designed for magnum loadings.

Bottom Line: 👎 I won’t buy again. But I need to find a substitute first, because I’ve come to like aspects of it.

Manufacturer’s load data.

Pros:

  • Cleans up very easily from powder measures.
  • Decent amount of load data out there, claiming good performance at the high-end loadings
  • Load data claiming very powerful loads in 45 ACP
  • Good performance with heavy bullets in 45ACP
  • Clean burning moderate to powerful 500 Linebaugh results.

Cons:

Notes:

Moderate flash. I’ve heard it’s supposed to have high flash, but in 45 Colt, or 357 Magnum flash is only moderate.

Density (per Lee dipper chart) 11.6 grains/cc

Redding 3BR Rifle Insert

Grains Thrown ≈ 0.71*rifle_insert+4.1

Rifle Insert # ≈ 1.413*grains – 5.845

Rifle Insert # Grains Thrown 10x Throws (Grains)
12.5 12.4-13 130.2
13.5 13.7 138.5
15 14.7 148.4
20 18.3±0.2 187.1
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