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Thread: Blue dot in bottle neck

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    Boolit Master
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    Blue dot in bottle neck

    Many people have said that Blue dot will not work in bottle neck cases.
    Any truth to this?????

    I've tried it in a few, and never had a problem.
    Not as accurate as 2400 and some other powders, but not that bad.

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    Horsefeathers.

    Bottleneck case, cast bullets and....



    5 shots each....so ya like 2400 or Blue Dot?

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    I have never used Blue dot in bottleneck brass, but I do use Herco which is only slightly faster burning.
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    I have lots of Red Dot so that is what I use. I have yet to find a caliber that I can not find an accurate load for with cast bullets and Red Dot. I do have a couple of barrels that I think have not fully broken in and settled down yet.

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    "Many people"? Who is saying that ?

    Any reason to not use this thread?
    What do you load with Blue Dot?

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    That's what I thought.
    Lots of "old wives tails" out there.
    People hear them and pass it along as fact.
    just like obummer was born in this country. Pure horse ****
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    There was a guy with the handle of Seafire over at Accurate Reloading who worked up a lot of loads using Blue Dot in bottlenecked rounds.
    I don't think he ever had any problems but a number of other guys used his loads and blew up their rifles.

    Anytime you use a powder you can easily double charge you have the risk of a low attention span reloader doing just that, And they will swear they didn't.
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    Any of the pistol powders can blow up a gun if you don't safe guard against double charges some how. I personally keep a small flashlight on my bench and look into EVERY case before seating a boolit, goes for pistols if using fast burners as well!
    I've used BD for years in many reduced loads in boottle neck cartridges, but think it's a good idea to stay away from upper end pressures with them as well.

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