Re: Gov powders and pulled bullets
I like or will tolerate some of the mil-surp powder but the bullets are rather lacking. I have wc 872 on hand at present. You really need to think like you are wildcatting if you are running mil-surp powders as they ARE NOT canister grade and can and will vary in burn rate. Just loading up "from the new keg" may get you a stuck bolt, blown up action, or worse. Start from 10% to 15% down with these powders and buy a rather large lot(at least a keg or two) to start with so you don't have to re-work your load every day. I wouldn't do mil-surp. unless you are damn comfortable working up loads without data, and are cautiuos at it to boot. BTW., Hodgdon was mil-surp for decades and they didn't do so badly, did they?
As far as what they work in, usually over-bore like the smaller bore ultra's, but you can find mid-speed stuff for more moderate calibers if you look.
Last edited by Lefty7mmstw; 11-08-2012 at 12:59 AM..
Reason: comment on rounds it works in