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Kirk Mckinney 03-21-2018 03:24 PM

UnBurnt Powder ???
 
Gentlemen

I wanted to ask your advise regarding unburnt powder on my skeet loads. I patterned my AE Grade Fox I plan on shooting skeet with. One load was 15 gns. of 700x with 3/4 oz. lead, the other was 15gns. of 700x and 24grams of lead. When I got home I looked down the barrels and it looked like there was some unburnt powder on the insides of the barrels. I know a clean burn is better but is this something I need to address or ignore ? Will it hurt anything ? I had both loads tested at precision and the psi and velocity were fine. At least it looked like powder flakes that didnt burn.
Also the 3/4 oz. load didnt look near as impressive of a pattern as the 24 grams. I only shot 2 rounds of each load, one down each barrel ) to pattern. Is this enough to be considered a sufficient test ? These loads are in a 2 1/2 inch cheddite , 12 gauge

Thanks for any input.
Kirk

scott kittredge 03-21-2018 05:27 PM

hmm, I shoot 700-x for how clean it burns and low pressure loads. I have used it from the 1970's to date. try 15.5 grs and see if that changes anything. that's what I shoot in my 7/8 oz loads and bores look clean when done. with that said little dirt won't hurt anything.
scott

Dean Romig 03-21-2018 07:27 PM

As long as the patterns are consistently evenly-spaced and you are breaking the clays a little unburned powder isn't an issue. Shorter barrels can cause this this but it can happen in 28" barrels as well. Maybe try the next hotter primer??





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Kirk Mckinney 03-21-2018 08:31 PM

Thanks guys for the input. I think I will just shoot the 24 gram load. It really looked good. The 3/4 has some holes in it. I think I will shoot up some that I already have loaded then maybe try the 15 1/2 grain load. Maybe I don’t like shooting a load when I don’t know where I am A little powder won’t hurt. I clean it anyway. I have some Holland and holland fiber wads. That should clean it. ��. My barrels are 26 inch. Could be it.

CraigThompson 03-22-2018 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott kittredge (Post 238747)
hmm, I shoot 700-x for how clean it burns and low pressure loads. I have used it from the 1970's to date. try 15.5 grs and see if that changes anything. that's what I shoot in my 7/8 oz loads and bores look clean when done. with that said little dirt won't hurt anything.
scott

Let me first say I HAVE NEVER loaded 700X . I have however talked with a bunch of older guys who always claimed 700X was dirty . I'm by no means saying you're wrong as I personally do not know , just telling what I've been told over the years .

Dean Romig 03-22-2018 01:40 PM

I think we can trust the veracity of Scott's statement.





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John Dallas 03-22-2018 02:26 PM

700X has been my standard powder for 12 and 20's for years. I never thought of it as dirty. Now, if you want to talk dirty powders, 800X is at the top of my list, ( but it was also my preferred load for 1 1/4 oz field trial loads)

Kirk Mckinney 03-22-2018 02:29 PM

Thanks to all for the input..... seeing the fact I have nearly 20lbs of it. I am just going to shoot it. Hopefully I will be a descent shot by the time I finish it..... Plan on practicing on clay over the summer.

John Dallas 03-22-2018 03:22 PM

Kirk - If you're somewhere near Mich, and want to sell the 700x, let me know.

Kirk Mckinney 03-22-2018 04:02 PM

Im near Dallas Texas. But Im going to keep it. I have already tested all my loads with it. Unless something happened recently its ready available everywhere.


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