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Any Clays fans ?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by area51, Apr 10, 2013.


    BADUNAME2 Well-Known Member

    I used to use it for a cowboy load, but have switched to VV N320 for that, as Clays was irritatingly position and temperature sensitive in the long .38 Spl case. Never quite knew what I was gonna get when I pulled the trigger.

    I still use a lot of it in .45 ACP, though. My main load there is 4.3 grains of Clays under a 200 grain LSWC. Just makes Major at any temperature I'm likely to see a chrony.
  2. natgas

    natgas Well-Known Member

    You use so little it's easy to double charge and maybe not notice unless you are paying attention
  3. area51

    area51 Well-Known Member

    I was taking about this one
    not to be confused with the Universal

    I loaded some up tonight using 2.7 grain with some 148 dewc.... I'll give them a spin Friday.
  4. CCCP

    CCCP Well-Known Member

    I use 3.2 gr of Clays for 180 grain bullets in 40SW. About 2000 rounds so far. I like it.
  5. Dframe

    Dframe Well-Known Member

    Clays is the ONLY powder I use in .40 calibre
  6. gacajun

    gacajun Well-Known Member

    I load Clays and shoot CAS every Saturday. I use 3.0 gr of Clays with 125 gr TC lead bullets. Clays can be temperature sensitive if you load way down on the low end. That's why I use 3.0 gr instead of the 2.6-2.7 that some other shooters use. I also make sure that the crimp is tight. The extra powder and a tight crimp has overcome the temperature variability for me. I shoot about 8,000 rounds a year in competition and this load works well.
  7. Lj1941

    Lj1941 Well-Known Member

    Clays or Clay Dot

    I use 3.1 Clays or Clay Dot for a nice clean shooting load with 158 gr LSWC'S or RN in my Mdl 19.Much cleaner than Bullseye and economical too.:):cuss:

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