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H-450 for 270WSM?

 
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:49 PM
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H-450 for 270WSM?

Last night I did an inventory of what powders I've got on hand and I've got an unopened 8 pound container of discontinued H-450.

I used to have a 270 Winchester and H-450 was quite accurate with 130 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. I no longer have the 270 Win but I've now got a .270 WSM and cannot find any load data for H-450 and the 270WSM.

Does anyone know of where I can find load data for H-450 in the 270 WSM?

Or

Can anyone recommend substituting data (starting 10% low) from another powder for the 270WSM and H-450?

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Crockett12
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:52 PM
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Re: H-450 for 270WSM?

Man, I haven't used h450 for quite a spell. I'd use h4831 data in your wsm since h450 tracks nearly identically with h3831 in the hodgdon #26 manual in both the 270 win and 270 roy. Just make sure you are using mag primers and start a full 10% down from modern data for the cal..
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:55 PM
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Re: H-450 for 270WSM?

I think H450 may be a good powder in your 270wsm. My best loads have been with Magpro, which is very close in burn rates. Dont have any load data for you though.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: H-450 for 270WSM?

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Man, I haven't used h450 for quite a spell. I'd use h4831 data in your wsm since h450 tracks nearly identically with h3831 in the hodgdon #26 manual in both the 270 win and 270 roy. Just make sure you are using mag primers and start a full 10% down from modern data for the cal..
I just did a comparison of a bunch of loading manuals that have data for H-450 in the 270 Win and the 270 Wea Mag. – none of which have any data for the 270WSM.

Anyway -- I compared data from 8 of my older manuals (including the Hodgdon #26)-- and you were right that H-450 is very similar to H4831 -- more than any other powder that was in all those manuals. In most of them, H-450 started with the same Min load as H4831 in both cartridges – and ended with the same Max load too – or within 1 grain of the same Min and Max! The Min and Max velocities for both powders were similar too!

So I’ll use the H4831 data and watch for signs of pressure.

Thanks for the answers!

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