Accurate 8700 Powder Replacement

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jumpalot, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    My buddy shoots a 6.53(.257) Scramjet. He loads 91 grains of 8700 under a 100 grain Partition. Problem is he is having a heck of a time locating any 8700. What would be a good replacement?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Might look at Hogdon's US-869 or WC872.
     

  3. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Scramjet

    How does he like the scramjet?
    I thought about building one of these.
    Got any good stories or info maybe it will give me that bug again and I'll build one...LOL
     
  4. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    He likes it alot. Not alot of recoil. Only downside is the barrel life is pretty short.
     
  5. alamoredfish

    alamoredfish New Member

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    Greetings!!! I'm new and a bit late, but........

    For that .257 I am an overly avid user and reloader of the .257!!! God how i love that little round.

    From many years of shooting it at Texas deer and wild hogs, with some whistle pigs mixed in....... I put "43 gr. of IMR-4350 under all of my rounds from 75 grain up to Remingtons 120 gr. Core lock. But the most incredible accuracy load I shoot is the 43 gr IMR-4350 under Hornady's 117 gr balistic tips!! Absolutely a consistant repeater of of 3/4 inch groups of of the lead sled~!!!

    Best I've found in 42 years! I actually put the IMR-4350 under my 22-250, .257, .270, 7 mm Rem (Super Elk load!). It's a very delightful 'push' of a recoil instead of a sonic blast!

    be safe and shoot straight, Jeff S. USA-Ret, DAV, Ohio
     
  6. alamoredfish

    alamoredfish New Member

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    PS: I think my son-in-law in Colorado had about 20#'s of 8700...if interested?
    I'd check for you, Jeff