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    Are the red dots in Red Dot powder gone?

    I read on another forum that Alliant has removed the little red dots that used to be dispersed within the old Red Dot powder? Is that true? Oh my gosh, if true, I wonder if "the new Green Dot" is next?
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    Don't know about the "new", but all of my Red dot has the red dots in it. Some 1#ers I got were from last year & the year before.

    To be honest, I think someone is BSing some folks, since it has been Red Dot with red dots for a reason for decades.

    But, of course, the internet & people on it never start rumors, do they?
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    Is the post from 12 days ago?

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    I guess I will find out pretty soon. Because I am almost out! What's that smell? Oh yes must be **.

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    Ill go look lol. Just got a new bottle the label did change. There still red dots.
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    Picked up a bottle last week, still has the dots in it.

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    Red Dot without the red dots is called Promo and is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megasupermagnum View Post
    Is the post from 12 days ago?
    Post was from 4/10. said there were no red dots in the new powder!(S&W forum under Reloading for those who wanna see the original post.)
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    Well... At least ya didn't step in it & track it around the house...


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    They may have had a run where the dots were not in the batch. Or the wrong powder was placed on the bottle. If so could be a disaster waiting to happen. Shuz you may want to warn them about the possibility.
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    I have some Blue Dot that I bought about 3 months ago. I can confirm that it has light blue dots in there...
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    I have some really old red dot where the red has sort of worn off or been covered by black from the other powder grains in the bottle. You have to spread it on white paper to use a magnifying glass to find the little specks of red that can still be found on some grains.
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    From what I know of there was a reason they put the color dots in the powder.
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    Advertising, hype, we old folks have immediate recognition with those little dots.

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    Democrat plot to slowly take away our powder.
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    The "Dots" are good to have around. Especially Red Dot!

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    According to one poster on the S&W site, the new Red Dot can has a red lid vs the old Red Dot which had black lids.
    I 'spose the best way to put this to bed is to contact Alliant and ask if they removed the Red Dots.
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    I don’t know about Red Dot or Green Dot, but I have loaded 357mag with Blue Dot about 25-30 years ago that I pulled. The dots had faded so much it was not possible to see them. I am sure I would have noticed the lack of the dots when I loaded them. So I suspect all the dots may fade in old powder.
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    new powder less than a month ago

    red dots are present
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    The red dots are still in my new bottle of Red Dot Powder .
    I have heard a rumor that Promo is supposed to be the same powder as Red Dot powder but Promo doesn't have the red dots in it. Now I've never seen any Promo for myself so don't really know.

    Anyone got a jug of Promo ? Does it have any red dots in it ?
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