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Old May 6, 2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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H-335 and Red Dot

Anyone have any thoughts on H-335 for .223, 30-30 and 30-06? I am back into reloading after period of rest in which I went sailing.
I'd also like to know of anyone's experience with Red Dot in .357, .38, .38+P, .44 Mag and .45 ACP.
The powders are old but pass "The Nose Test."

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Old May 6, 2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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I use Promo powder in just about everything for light loads. (Promo is a cheaper version of Red Dot) It is very accurate and actually pretty clean-burning if you don't load it down too far. It will work in all of those pistol cartridges, but will not give top performance, especially in the .357 and .44, but how often do you need top performance as long as you still have cheap and accurate? (it's one of those "pick any 2 of the 3" things)

4.5 grains of Promo (Red Dot) with a 148 grain cast wadcutter is a fun load in .357 Magnum.
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Old May 6, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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I've used H-335 in both .223 and 30-3- with good results. I hunt PA groundhogs and the Hornady V-Max over H-335 and a CCI primer hold under 1/2" @ 100 yards consistnatly. It works well with Sierra Blitzkings (40, 50 and 55 grain). My '94 Winchester likes this powder under 170 gr Sierra FN. Never could get it to work with the Hornady Flex tip (but then, neither did anything else in this rifle!) PM me if you want the exact loads - they're not max BUT I only claim they're safe in MY rifles loaded MY way.
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Old May 6, 2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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I have used Red Dot in .38 Spcl. while a bit sooty. It worked as well as any others I have used in the accuracy department. POI, and POA lined up out to 25 yards.

I love H335 for use in .223 Rem with 55 grain bullets. It gives great groups even with mixed head stamp brass.
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Old May 7, 2013, 06:38 AM   #5
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Red Dot works fine for light magnum target loads, but is not a magnum powder, nor will it perfom like one.

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Old May 7, 2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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I've used fquite a bit of Red Dot in 357 behind a 158 gr lswc. about my favorite plinking load in that caliber. A tad dirty, but my old Blackhawk never complains.
Old May 7, 2013, 09:07 PM   #7
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I've been loading Red Dot in the .45ACP for years and find it to be a pretty good powder for that in my gun. I also like H335 in the .223 Rem and am currently loading up some test loads using H335 for the .35 Rem, it's a pretty versatile powder.

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Old May 8, 2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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I found myself with 8 lbs of Red Dot so to use it up I started loading my 45 ACP using Red Dot. I am using 230 gr Bayau Bullets RN with 4.4 gr of Red Dot with a COL of 1.252. This shoots at 801 FPS out of my Dan Wesson Govt size 1911. Powder might be a little dirty, but overall it works well for me.
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Old May 8, 2013, 03:00 AM   #9
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H335 is all I used for 223 55 gr bullets, very very accurate.
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