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Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

In his article in the September, 1991 issue of GUNS & AMMO ("Hits at a Half-Mile--And Beyond"), Ross Seyfried said that his .30 Cody Express (which he called a ".30-416 Rigby Ackley Improved") preferred WC872 powder.

I understand that that powder has been out of production for several years, and I was wondering:

Is there a modern equivalent--hopefully, one that is still available?

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    Re: Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

    you can find surplus wc 872 if you look. Or try some US 869.

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    Re: Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

    Boat left the dock three weeks ago.
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    New production WC872 is still available. I believe all of the military services have standardized on the Vulcan 20mm. I don't keep good track of that kind of stuff but got to killing time reading about a guy who built a 20 mm rifle.
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    Re: Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

    buffalobob:

    Thanks. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    The aforementioned magazine article claimed that it was "unavailable", which I took to mean that (a) it was no longer made, or that (b) it was no longer being sold on the civilian market.

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    Re: Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

    I just bought 24lbs of it last month... its still avalable
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    abinok:

    My thanks to you, too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

    JKO,

    Go to gibrass.com

    Just ordered 32 more lbs of the stuff for $40 per 8 lbs.

    Very similiar to the old H-870. some lots a bit quicker, some a bit slower. Compared to the new H-US869, 872 is significantly slower burning.

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