Alliant Promo Powder
Every bottle of Alliant Smokeless Powder is guaranteed by a century of manufacturing experience and the industry’s most stringent quality control systems. To maintain uniformity, the chemical composition, grain shape and size, and overall density are continually verified and evaluated in a ballistics lab.
Alliant Promo Powder has the same burn speed as Red Dot but is denser, needing a smaller bushing to get the same charge weight. It effortlessly meters and charges on a constant basis. It’s best suited for 12 gauge loads, but it can also be utilized in some handgun loads.
Warnings from the Manufacturer:
- Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
- Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
- Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
Zaiden Cleveland –
Just started using promo for 1 oz trap loads. Started off using 18 grains for 16 yard trap, seems to work as good as the 700 X that I have been using but haven’t tried any other loads so far.
Moises Keller –
Alliant Promo is like the dirty little secret of reloading. Alliant doesn’t give much load data for it & it only comes in 8# kegs. It is also screaming cheap in an era when SURPLUS powder is almost as expensive as canister. I’m told that Promo is the result of Alliant’s QC testing and as such each batch/lot of Promo needs to have loads worked up as if it were a new powder to make sure your loads are still good.
George White –
This is almost the same as Red Dot powder without the Red Dot. It’s loaded charge weight for charge weight the same as Red Dot. The volume can be very slightly different. I find it much cheaper than Red Dot and just as versatile. I load 12ga, 20ga, 38, snubby 357 loads, 9mm, 380, 45 acp, 45 Colt and others all with Red Dot/promo with excellent results.
Corey Dean –
I use this powder in my 12 ga. trap loads for the 16 yard line and it is affordable and works well the only bad thing is every keg weighs different and has to be weighed to make sure you have the right charge weight.