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Hodgdon US 869?

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Unread 09-25-2013, 01:12 PM
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Re: Hodgdon US 869?

I was running 869 in my ultra before I switched to retumbo.

104.0 grains behind a berger 210 vld with cci 250s was holdin 3/4 moa out to around 500. Thats as far as I made it before changing to a heavier barrel. And the new barrel would not shoot it.

869 works well in the ultra with the heaviest bullets you can get, I would say 210 as a minimum. There is a thread on here somewhere of someone running the 240 smks with good results....

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Unread 09-29-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: Hodgdon US 869?

I have been shooting 104grs of us869 in my 300 rummy, fed 215's, 208 gr amax. My ES IS 8 to 10 FPS and my MV is 3208 from a 30 in benchmark bbl. I am very happy with performance I am getting with us869.

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