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Unread 07-11-2009, 08:09 AM
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Re: us869?

I know US 869 is a "ball powder" but I don't know about H870. A look at Hodgdon's site would resolve that. H870 is a couple powders lower on the burn chart so it's just a tad faster burning powder.
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    Unread 07-11-2009, 10:35 AM
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    Re: us869?

    I can tell you 869 doesn't burn fast enough to shoot 250 gr bullets from my edge. with 110 gr (compressed) of powder i still can't get as much speed as h1000. i've heard a couple on here say it works very well with the 300's which i assume have more barrel time.
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    Unread 07-13-2009, 01:56 PM
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    Re: us869?

    Yep, 869 was intended to be a replacement for WC870. Thus the close number.

    All things came together in my 338 RUM, a 26" sporter barrel, pretty much stock except for the Holland QD.

    101 gr - US-869
    Fed 215s
    300 SMK

    2732 +/- .5fps for 10 shots average.

    No case stress....

    But, darn, not quite Edge velocities........
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