Red Dot

Alliant Red Dot a classic (introduced 1936) shotgun powder, with secondary use as a handgun powder.

Bottom Line: πŸ‘Ž Does not meter well.

Manufacturer’s load data.

Pros:

  • Nice feel when metering in Redding 3BR – no hangups
  • Lots of load data in the 45s

Cons:

  • Occasional severe under-throws in Redding 3BR that are significantly (order 1/2) less than expected.
  • Higher variation than ball powders in Redding 3BR
  • Lots of static cling.

Density (per Lee dipper chart) 7.1 grains/cc

Grains Thrown β‰ˆ 0.0854 Γ— Insert + 0.3

Insert β‰ˆ (Grains – 0.3) / 0.0854

Pistol Insert # Grains Thrown 10x Throws (Grains)
40 3.8 37.8
45 4.1
50 4.6 46.1
48 4.3 43.9
70 6.3 ???
80 7.1 72

Notes:

Recommended for making blanks.

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