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Unread 05-13-2006, 07:36 PM
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surplus military powders

Just wondering what rounds could be loaded with this surplus powder. Are the ultra mags large enough to use this powder? Was thinking of buying an ultra mag in the near future, and being able to use these powders would be a real plus.
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    Unread 05-13-2006, 08:02 PM
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    Re: surplus military powders

    Which one?
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    Re: surplus military powders

    They offer several burning rates that will load a variety of calibers... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: surplus military powders

    I have had some experince with WC872 which is used in 20mm Vulcan rounds. It works really nice in the Allen Mag rounds but in the ultra mag rounds we couldnt get enough in the case to make it work good.

    With 872 you need to get your pressures up high enough to make it burn clean, otherwise it can be a coal factory!!

    As for other powders I dont know.

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    Re: surplus military powders

    was looking at the WC860, 5010, and the WC820. The main reason for the ultra mag would be to have it made in to the 270 AM in the future. THanks oldfamily
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    Re: surplus military powders

    Oldfamily,

    WC860 would probably work well as its a little faster burning then WC872 but still intended for the 50BMG. I do not care for 5010. Has proven very inconsistant in the past when I have used it. I have never used it in an AM.

    WC820 is a very fast burning powder used in the military loads for the old 30 carbine. Would be a good powder in the RUMs if you were looking to blow up a rifle!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    820 is no good for large capacity cartridges.

    Of all of them I would recommend you order in some WC872 as this is generally "new" powder if you order it from the right place, not pulled powder. Tends to be more consistant.

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    Re: surplus military powders

    Thanks Kirby could not find burn rates for nothing, a buddy at work and myself was thinking of ordering in some powder from Hi-tech ammo which is only two and half hours from us. He has a Lazz warbird, and then the ultra mag. If we went on a powder run we would pick up several pounds of it. Calibers that would be looked at for burn rates that would work are. 338 win mag, 300 win mag, 300 ultra, Lazz warbird,257 STW, 7mmSTW, and more than likely more calibers that would work with these powders. Thanks oldfamily.
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