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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:23 AM
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WC surplus powder

Is any one using the surplus pull down powders to reload for a 300 Wby Magnum?
Which ones and what starting charges are you using and how do they compare to the comercially available powders on the market.
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    Unread 03-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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    Re: WC surplus powder

    wc872 and 867 are basically equal to aa8700 or h870 and would be a good heavy bullet choice on the cheap for the 300 roy; I use some in my 300rum with 190 grain pills. Biggest problem right now is actually getting some of it. I only have only one keg of wc8723 so I aint selling any.
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    Unread 03-27-2013, 06:14 PM
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    Re: WC surplus powder

    I have used wc872 in a 300wby and it shot very well, but when using the same charge of h870 the velocity was about 200 fps less although the accuracy was a little bit better. I was shooting 190 gr. SMK.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 02:44 PM
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    Re: WC surplus powder

    Thanks for the info guys. I still need to do some more research to find the best one.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 10:26 PM
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    Re: WC surplus powder

    Wideners has both 867 and 872 in stock at present. They didn't the last time I checked before today. The only reason I'm not picking up a keg is I can't get rl25 or rl33 from them at present. The LGS's have those (and I'll need RL long before WC) so I'll buy from them and forget the WC until I need it more.
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    Unread 03-30-2013, 09:23 AM
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    Re: WC surplus powder

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    Wideners has both 867 and 872 in stock at present. They didn't the last time I checked before today. The only reason I'm not picking up a keg is I can't get rl25 or rl33 from them at present. The LGS's have those (and I'll need RL long before WC) so I'll buy from them and forget the WC until I need it more.
    Why do you consider these a better choice? I'm trying to get comparisons to regularly availible comercial powder. The way Home land Security is buying up ammo to keep it out of or hands this powder may be our last resort to continue our sport.
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    Unread 03-30-2013, 02:39 PM
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    Re: WC surplus powder

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    Why do you consider these a better choice? I'm trying to get comparisons to regularly availible comercial powder. The way Home land Security is buying up ammo to keep it out of or hands this powder may be our last resort to continue our sport.
    It's simply more cost effective than H869 or H50bmg and similar to the other 50 cal stuff on the market. I've got one keg (wc872)of the two I bought two years ago; I'd buy another couple of kegs but I'm not buying unless I'm low on stuff at present. Your rifle will either like or hate these powders, much like the other slow ball powders on the market.
    I wish I could get more 5010, but H50bmg is the only thing really available in 50 cal stick that is remotely affordable at present. Rl50 is out there, but it's even more bulky and not that available, plus the price is similar to the other new stuff.
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