Alliant powder has been re-formulating a lot of their reloading powders lately to give shooters more bang for their buck! This has included an over-haul and re-examination of the “Dot” powders that so many target shotgun shooters are fond of. Both Red and Green Dot were announced at SHOT Show as being improved and would be re-introduced sometime later in 2018. Well, that time has finally arrived for Green Dot.
Green Dot from Alliant has been known for decades as a powder that could give shooters less felt recoil while still maintaining good patterns and accuracy. Primarily, it is meant for handi-cap or lighter 20 Gauge loads. To further increase the appeal of this powder Alliant has made it cleaner burning than its former formulation. The details for the new Green Dot, as provided by Alliant Powder, can be read below:
- Improved Clean-Burning Formulation
- Significantly Less Fouling
- Lower Felt Recoil & Superior Patterning
- Optimized for Handi-Cap Trap Loads
- Excellent Lot-to-Lot Consistency
- Made in the U.S.A.
This, like most all powders offered by Alliant, can be purchased in 1 Lbs, 4 Lbs or 8 Lbs bottles at a price-point of $24.99, $89.99 or $169.99 respectively. For those who may not reload or are newer to the economical hobby, a typical powder charge for 12 Gauge with Green Dot might run 20 Grains. In a single pound of powder there is 7,000 Grains of powder. So some very condensed and simple math gets you 350 reloads of 12 Gauge in merely one pound of powder. Not too shabby.
With cleaner burning properties and the ability to save money like that it is no wonder why so many people take up reloading. Alliant further extols the positive attributes of their newly re-designed Green Dot powder below:
Shooters can now get the tight, consistent, long-range patterns of Alliant Powder® Green Dot® with significantly less fouling. The improved formulation burns much cleaner, with precise burn rates that produce dense, uniform patterns, as well as less felt recoil. Enhanced Green Dot is optimized for handicap trap loads, yet versatile enough for a variety of target and field applications. It offers Alliant Powder’s legendary lot-to-lot consistency and is proudly made in America.
For all of the reloaders in the audience, are you an advocate of Alliant Powder? Have you personally used Green Dot with success? Failure? Let us know in the comments below! We always appreciate reader feedback.