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WC872 powder question

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Unread 02-10-2006, 06:50 PM
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Re: WC872 powder question

Out of a 30/338 LM Imp with a 33" barrel using 105grs of WC 872 I achieved almost 3200fps with the 240 SMK. It shot right around 10" for 10 shots at 1000yds with a flier or two making it that size. With out the fliers it would have 8-9 shots into 6-7".
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Unread 02-10-2006, 10:29 PM
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What kinda accuracy were you getting? Is your RUM a factory rifle or custom barrel job?
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Unread 02-11-2006, 06:30 AM
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Re: WC872 powder question

I use WC872 as the powder for most of my varmint hunting loads. Great powder and it seems to be easy on barrels.

Like Wambo said, it will give you an occasional flier, so it's probably not the best thing to take to a match ( Unless you are shooting against me )

If you are shooting a 300 RUM, you might give Retumbo and H50BMG a try. Both have worked well for me.
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What kinda accuracy were you getting? Is your RUM a factory rifle or custom barrel job?

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My rifle has a Kreiger match grade barrel WC-872 in the 300RUM is quite accurate with top end loads doesn't do well until top end is reached those loads are heavily compressed, also I have never fired these loads in cold weather so I don't know how sensitive it is to tempature extremes
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