Clays

Hodgdon Clays A very fast shotgun/pistol powder with a narrow velocity range that is optimized for clean and light-recoiling target loads.

Bottom line: 👍 so far.

Pros:

  • Bulky (low density, high case-fill, only 14 ounces in a “1 pound” container).
  • Very good metering in Redding 3BR.
  • Small charges means a can lasts a long time.
  • Load data available for different calibers
  • Clean burning and good Std Dev possible with light felt recoil

Cons:

  • Narrow range of safe charges.
  • Can’t make more powerful ammunition
  • “One Pound” can holds 14 ounces.

Density (per Lee dipper chart) 6.8 grains/cc

Redding 3BR Pistol Insert

pistol_insert_number ≈ Grains/0.0938 – 1

Grains Thrown ≈ 0.0938(pistol_insert_number + 1)

Pistol Insert # Grains Thrown 10x Throws (Grains)
35 3.4 33.3 (variable)
31 3.0 30.2
41 3.9 ???
42 4.05 ???
45 4.3 ???
48 4.5 44.9
50 4.8 ???
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