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Unread 04-05-2011, 11:16 AM
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Extinct powders

What happened to powders like H-870, and accurate 8700? Are they as good as gone or if one was to look hard enough they could find it? I see a lot of shooters on this sight that use it. It seems if something is working why not keep it coming.
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    Unread 04-05-2011, 11:33 AM
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    Re: Extinct powders

    Check out their respective websites, and that should tell you the current status of both of these powders. If a powder is serving a particular niche, the maker isn't going to just drop it cold, not without replacing it with another that they feel is better (for whatever reason). It may or may not be, but there will generally be something intended to replace it in the marketplace.
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    Re: Extinct powders

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    What happened to powders like H-870, and accurate 8700? Are they as good as gone or if one was to look hard enough they could find it? I see a lot of shooters on this sight that use it. It seems if something is working why not keep it coming.
    I spoke with Accurate a few months back, and they told me that their supplier in Europe quit making that and 3100 as well.
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    Well, h870 seems to be popular, for the guys who have it. Is there another powder that is similar? Or that is used to replace it? It seems to work well with the large capacity cases, ie- 300 Rum big case weatherby's and the such.
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    In the Hodgdon line, Retumbo and 50BMG bracket H870, and our own N170 and N570 both pretty well duplicate the burning rate of H870. In the Alliant line, theres RL-25 and RL-50, which again bracket the H870, but are a bit further apart than Retumbo and 50BMG on their respective burn rates. In any case, there's a number of other powders available that can step in to fill the gap.
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    Re: Extinct powders

    Here is another one that you might want to check out:

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    Re: Extinct powders

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    Well, h870 seems to be popular, for the guys who have it. Is there another powder that is similar? Or that is used to replace it? It seems to work well with the large capacity cases, ie- 300 Rum big case weatherby's and the such.
    Hi Meaty......H-870 gave me top velocity over anythig in my ultra as well as good accuracy. You can get the identical powder called (T-870) from Thunderbird Cartridge co. in Az. I have almost 8 lbs. I would sell cheap if it wasn't for the shipping issues.....Rich
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