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#1 Endurokids

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Hi guys,
Anyone out there loading 9mm with Clays International?
I'm interested in loading Hornady HP's in 147g.
I'm looking for a nice load with less felt recoil to make minor PF.
Do I have the wrong powder?
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

I had some extra when I reloaded 20 gauge. I tried to find data too. There is basically no pistol data for International Clays. Hodgdon says it builds pressure too quickly. Small changes will quickly cause pressure spikes. Find a shotgun shooter to trade for regular Clays or Universal Clays.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

Just found this:

http://www.hodgdon.c...asic Manual.pdf

There are few very light cowboy revolver loads listed for international.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

I thought I replied to this once, but don't see it here so here goes again... When you don't see ANY uses of a particular powder in certain applications it is because the manufacturers and others have found that the powder in question gets squirrely when used in those applications (read weird, unusual, non-linear pressure "events"... or kaboooms if you will.). I had wondered about International Clays for years having never seen it used for any pistol caliber application, but then it finally dawned on me that THERE ARE NONE! It is an invitation to disaster to put a square peg in a round hole.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

Opps. After I typed this up I discovered you were asking about International Clay's.

Edited by Ty Hamby, 12 November 2012 - 12:23 AM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:22 AM

Don't know re: powder, but you can save some serious money
by using less expensive bullets, e.g. MG 147 or 124 :cheers:
Thank you,

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

Thanks to all.
I'll just get rid of the powder and try something else.
I'm also going to try Berry's bullets to save some cash.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

I tried Clays and the pressures spike too much with a 124. I went back to 231 or solo1000
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

I have used IC for minor 40 it's bout same as straight clays

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:24 AM

Ok, I'm back. I have some Berry's 124 hp's and Clays Universal powder now.
What do you recommend as far as powder charge to make minor. I'm not looking for the lightest loads, as too light make my XDm 5.25 with a 16 lb spring, not eject the cases.
(I'm also going to try a 14 lb spring this week.)
Thanks to all again.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

International with 147's is a bit pressure prone... 2.7 grains shoots accurately but is not a minor load. By the time you get to minor the need for a slower powder is getting more apparent. Universal is a better proposition.
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