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    OMG?. Huge score tonight!!!

    Living remote in Alaska, you just don't see this sort of thing... But the good Lord smiled on me just before the start of duck/goose season. And I now have this huge gem...
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    I haven't seen an 8lb'er anywhere around her for soooo very long, I had forgotten what they looked like. And now, there is one sitting on my kitchen table looking at me. Wooo freaking hoooo!!!

    Marko
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    Sweet find man. Congratulations and God bless you.

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    Nice find!

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    Red Dot is darn good stuff in a lot of things. I'm not much of a shot gun reloader, but it would seem Red Dot would be a bit fast for the kind of heavy loads water fowl hunting would call for?

    Either way, great score, that'll keep you shooting a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    Red Dot is darn good stuff in a lot of things. I'm not much of a shot gun reloader, but it would seem Red Dot would be a bit fast for the kind of heavy loads water fowl hunting would call for?

    Either way, great score, that'll keep you shooting a long time.
    Red Dot is a great powder for many applications....but as mentioned above, too fast for heavy 12 ga loads. Still it is a great find. I have over 50 lbs of it on hand.
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    It is awesome for Rifle... !!!!! And shotgun... we get a lot of buffleheads. And my song doesn't do heavy stuff...
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post
    Living remote in Alaska, you just don't see this sort of thing... But the good Lord smiled on me just before the start of duck/goose season. And I now have this huge gem...
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    I haven't seen an 8lb'er anywhere around her for soooo very long, I had forgotten what they looked like. And now, there is one sitting on my kitchen table looking at me. Wooo freaking hoooo!!!

    Marko
    "Living remote in Alaska"

    I can't tell you in words just how envious I am, damn...... I'd love to see some pics of God's country if your ever inclined to post some.
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    Congrats on your find
    kids that hunt and fish dont mug old ladies

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    1 1/18 loads seem to be ok for the puddle ducks... in straight walled hull's

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    If nothing else, it will free up my limited green dot supply from shooting my 7/8oz lee slugs...
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    Awesome score! I will also concur that Red dot is fast burning for heavy loads, it's great for 1 1/8oz game loads. Anything more than 1 1/4 oz and blue dot is good. Red dot is great for most rifles too, but I'm probably telling you something you're aware of. Enjoy it!

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    Thanks guys... for celebrating with me!!!!

    Marko
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    Just got back from 2 1/2 weeks in Unalakleet. Congrats on the score.

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    What were you doing in Unalakleet??? I helped setup the clinic there years ago...
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    Spending time with a friend and fishing. When did you work on the clinic? Did you have time to get to know the locals?

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    WTG
    Great find!
    I have not loaded a shootgoon shell since 74, but sure do like my Red Dot (PROMO TOO) for pistola and rifle.
    Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it.

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    I was up there when the clinic was build.. 1999-2001, but that was over 15 years ago... I don't remember the locals... ��.. but there was a native guy that did amazing ivory carvings... walebones too...
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

    I will love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind.

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    Sweet!
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    I would spend 20 yrs trying to use that up in .38 special and .358 Win. Great score!

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    The load you listed is a lead shot load, don't you have to use steel for waterfowl up there? Red dot is a great powder, but I can't remember seeing any data for steel that uses it.

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    Good for you sir!!!! I'm a big fan of Red Dot in my shotgun (12 gauge) loads, handgun target loads and rifle cast boolit shooting. In fifty years of reloading, I've not been without a supply of it. In fact it's great sprinkled on vanilla ice cream also!!!LOL

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