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US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

 
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:50 PM
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US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

I have been looking for the new Hodgdon powder, US869...has anyone seen it in the stores yet? Tried any? Its not listed on their website.
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Re: US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

grafs and sons has it in stock

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Old 02-06-2006, 08:43 PM
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Re: US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

Just got some today [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]!!!!!
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Re: US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

Here's some data on it...

http://www.hodgdon.com/data/US869data-01-11-2006.pdf

(And look at that 338-378 Weatherby whip the pants of the 338 Lapua Magnum!) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Correct me if I'm wrong--but this is a ball powder isn't it? I'm wondering if it's not Hodgodn's version of the Winchester WMR, which Accurate has already marketed as MagPro...

There really aren't many powder manufacturers out there, and much of what is being sold is the same stuff with different labels.

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Re: US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

Yeah, it's a ball powder. As soon as I get some more 169.5 gr .277" bullets from Richard, I'll be testing this out in my 270 AM. I'd like to try it in my 300 RUM w/the 240 SMKs, but the rifle already shoots .25 MOA w/Retumbo so I don't think I'll be messing w/it.
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Re: US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

Thanks for the info! I will try and find it around here, too much to ship it!

Keep us posted on the results!
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Re: US 869 Hodgdon powder, anyone tried or seen it yet?

Whats your load for Retumbo and the 240g SMK? I was thinking about trying the big 240g out of my stock 26", but I dont know if its worth it ballistically out to 1200 yards. It drops a hell of a lot more then the 220g and 200g SMK's, and the difference in wind is inches at 1000 yards, energy is only about 100lbs more with each heavier bullet. Doesn't seem to justify shooting the 240g, but then again, I could be wrong. Whats your velocity with the 240g??
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