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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: Help need powder

Originally Posted by 66duramax View Post
will be using a nosler accubond 160 gr. barrel length is 26". I have some cci large magnum primers. I have found some R50 but dont have a powder charge for it or the Wc867
With the 171 barnes match last fall I was running 86 grains rl50 for right at 3100 fps from my 24" bbl.. I'd start around 82 grains and walk her up into the 88 grain range for your 160. I don't really recommend the wc872 and 867 powders in the stw but they can often be used. aa 8700 data would be an appropriate approximation for data. I've seen both good and bad from the 50 cal ball powders in this round- I'd hate for you to get a keg and have it puke for you. The stick powders are good and usually have great accuracy.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:26 PM
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Re: Help need powder

I use hodgon us869 in mine with 160 accubonds with 92.0grn powder and rem mag primers and have had good luck with it but it has a 31.5 in. barrel dont know if that makes a difference or not but idont see anyone else us that slow of powder i plcked it because it was a real slow powder listed for the 7stw before i found this sight
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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:45 AM
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Re: Help need powder

thanks for the replies gents. I am going to try the R50. Now just need to find the time to work some loads as I am right in the middle of hay season.
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