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Old 05-31-2005, 09:04 AM
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Re: Questions for Kirby or anybody else using the WC872 or 860 powders

Jwp475,

In the 300 RUM the Retumbo will probably produce more velocity then 872 unless you bump up to a 200 to 220 gr bullet. The expansion ratio of the 300 RUM is high enough to get more velocity with the faster burning powder.

Thats does not mean that the 872 will not be more accurate or consistant which is far more important then getting the very last few fps out of a case.

Let us know where you top out at with the 872!

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Re: Questions for Kirby or anybody else using the WC872 or 860 powders

Thanks jwp and Kirby!! I will more than likely use it with the 150 and up since I have a good load now with RE25 and the 140 BT's.
Thanks again for your help guys!
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Re: Drop tests and some groups with 169.5 wildcats. ( with pics )

My .300 has a Bushnell 4200 elite in 6x-24x 40mm.
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Re: Questions for Kirby or anybody else using the WC872 or 860 powders

I plan to work up to 115 grains this weekend and I will post my results I am not sure if I can get more than 115 grains in the case are not if the velocity is still low. My last 2 grain increase gained 46 fps so we will see if I can get to 3300 fps or not. Kirby you are right about Retumbo The speed is quite good I think
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Re: Questions for Kirby or anybody else using the WC872 or 860 powders

jwp my findings with Retubo are the same. Velocities with it are 50 plus fps faster than H-1000 and 75 to 125 faster than H-50BMG!
Keep us posted on your findings with the WC872.
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Re: Questions for Kirby or anybody else using the WC872 or 860 powders

I tried some more 300RUM loads with WC-872 I am useing federal brass and federal 215 primers with 113 grains and 180 Accu Bond velocity was 3288 fps 115 grains velocity is 3377 fps 115 grains is as much as can be gotten into the case and still seat the bullet.With the 200 grain Accu bond and 109 grains velocity is 3117 fps 111 grains velocity was 3183 fps I beleive I can get a few more grains behind the 200 grain Accu Bond and will try that load tomorrow The velocity with the 180 grains is not to bad I think
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Re: Questions for Kirby or anybody else using the WC872 or 860 powders

Sounds good to me! My powder came in yesterday and I'm going to give it a whirl next week. Jeff has great service and fast shipping had it in 3 days. I will post my findings with my 160 accubonds and TSX's along with 168 SMK's and 169.5 Wildcats soon.
I hope this stuff is a solid performer so I can order in a bunch and not have to worry for a while.
Thanks for posting your results!
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