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Thread: hi skor 700x

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    Boolit Bub
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    Nice in 30-30 w/155 grn cast lead
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    Boolit Master dbosman's Avatar
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    RCBS Little Dandy with rotors meters it well for me.

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    I inherited a big keg of it which I started using recently. My old Lyman manual from the '70s has data for just about everything using 700X. When I ran out of Green Dot, I started using 10 grains of it in my plinking and practice load in the 7x57 and it seems to work just fine.

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    You can do the equivalent of Ed Harris' "the load" (13 grains of Red Dot in a suitable rifle cartridge) with a grain or two less of 700x and a cast boolit. I have.

    As always, reduce a bit and work up carefully.

    I give loading advice based on my actual results in factory rifles with standard chambers, twist rates and basic accurizing.
    My goals for using cast boolits are lots of good, cheap, and reasonably accurate shooting, while avoiding overly tedious loading processes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastingFool View Post
    Way back when I used to shoot skeet, 700x or Red Dot were the most common powders used for 12 ga skeet loads.

    I did likewise when I was into trap and skeet shooting with my 12 and 20 gauge shotguns. I used many cans of both powders, still have 1 can for 8 lb. of 700X on a shelf, at one time I had a dresser draw full of washed 25 lb. shot bags from loading.Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by retiredPO View Post
    was given a tin, of 700x,,,, cant find data or info on it, any help would be appreciated.
    I have a lot of experience with 700X , handgun and cast boolit loads and would be glad to share 50 years of experience.
    What info are you looking for....a few details would help me help you.
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    Look at this down loaded rifle data . Loads for 700x http://www.gmdr.com/lever/lowveldata.htm
    Frank G.

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    Boolit Master copdills's Avatar
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    South Carolina
    Great shotshell powder

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    DownEast Maine
    used 700x when I couldn't find Titegroup or HP-38. worked very nicely in 380 ACP, 38 spl., target loads in 45ACP. does bridge some but had very good results.

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Aurora, Wisconsin
    Has been a great performer for me in 38 special with hbwc, and 45acp jhp target loads.

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    700x worked OK for me in 45 ACP, burns cleaner than Bullseye. The measuring problem with 700x gives larger velocity spreads than acceptable for serious target work but OK for plinking.
    WST and VV 310 both measure nicely. VV310 is faster than Bullseye, compensates for its high cost.

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    Boolit Mold
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    Since 700X is now a Hodgdon powder, go to the Hodgdon.com website and navigate to the reloading data page. Choose your caliber and check the 700X powder box (along with boolit weight). Start with their recommendation(s).

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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