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Old 04-07-2011, 09:53 PM
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Re: Extinct powders

Oh, no need to do that. I take it you can order it from their web site? What can you tell me about temp sensitivity? Does it have low ES? What do you like or dislike, compared to other like powders? Can you tell me how much it costs per pound? Or do they only sell it in 8lbs?
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Oh, no need to do that. I take it you can order it from their web site? What can you tell me about temp sensitivity? Does it have low ES? What do you like or dislike, compared to other like powders? Can you tell me how much it costs per pound? Or do they only sell it in 8lbs?
I think you can get it in less than 8lbs; maybe 2? It gave me better velocity than ANY powder then or now. It was very accurate. I don't know about temp sensitivity on a scale of 1-10, but I don't think it was the best. It is quite dirty (fouling). Price, as I recall, was only about $10/lb?
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Thanks, it's good to hear it first hand how it performs. I'm gonna give it a try. Sounds real good, esp if it is similar to the h-870 that is very popular. Do you know if there is a parent company that owns them or is thunderbird a company all on it's own?
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Thanks, it's good to hear it first hand how it performs. I'm gonna give it a try. Sounds real good, esp if it is similar to the h-870 that is very popular. Do you know if there is a parent company that owns them or is thunderbird a company all on it's own?
H-870, as was many other powders, developed by the military and sold surplus to Hodgdon. When Hodgdon quit selling it, Thunderbird picked it up. It is identical to the old H-870, or at least as identical as the difference in lots allows. As far as I know, Thunderbird is the parent company............Rich
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:34 PM
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I just left their site. 8lbs will cost $88! That sounds like some bang for your buck! I was not able to pull up any further info. Sounds like the way to go if one was loading a high number of rounds, or fifty cal.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:41 PM
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I just left their site. 8lbs will cost $88! That sounds like some bang for your buck! I was not able to pull up any further info. Sounds like the way to go if one was loading a high number of rounds, or fifty cal.
Yup! As I said, it gave me almost 100 fps more velocity than ANY other powder.....Rich
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It gave me better velocity than ANY powder then or now. It was very accurate. I don't know about temp sensitivity on a scale of 1-10, but I don't think it was the best. It is quite dirty (fouling). Price, as I recall, was only about $10/lb?
Oddly enough it (H870) gave me the best combined accuracy and velocity in my wife's 7mm RM with 140 grain NAB's. Same velocity as RE22 and better accuracy.

I concur, it is VERY dirty. Chunks, even....

In point of fact, I think I have smoked a batch of ham hocks and the smoker was cleaner inside than a barrel after 10 rounds with H870. Oh well, can't argue with what works.

Still have one unbreached pound, then I will try to switch it over to H100V.
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