Accurate 8700?

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  1. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried Accurate 8700 if so what are results? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    It worked great in 7 Rem Mag, 300 WM and 338 WM with heavies (7mm 175 smk, 30 cal 180 NBT/Hornady Inter-lokt, .338 cal 200 Speers), but velocity was low for these rounds. Too slow to be really efficient, but like I said, superb accuracy in my rifles.
     

  3. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    I have some loaded but haven't tested yet! Was curious about burn rate but see it is really slow but at $10.50 a lb couldn't pass it up.I'll take accuracy over velocity most every time.
     
  4. Fiftydriver

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    Sniper2,

    I have used alot of 8700 in my Allen Magnums, especially before I started using WC872.

    Most lots I have used have been slightly faster burning then H-870. Generally I reached same velocity with one or two grains less powder. This is in a 100-110 gr powder capacity round so its pretty damn close, within 1 or 2 percent of H-870.

    I did however run into one lot that was Dramatically faster burning. Roughly the same as Retumbo. IT was a real joy to start this lot of powder after using the slower stuff. I always drop four to five grains off my load with a new lot of powder. Still I opened a couple primer pockets before I figured things out.

    This was the reason for the change to WC872.

    8700 is still a good powder, a bit temp sensitive but so is 872 and 870. I suspect the fast lot I got in was not stored properly which resulted in the faster burn rate.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  5. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks 89 and 50 I hope the bottles I have are a bit faster
    but like you know can't tell until you test fire.I found a lot of difference in H870 in shooting the 300SMK in my .338/300 the case would hold several more grains at times??? The very big pills are my interest with this powder and I don't care if the vel is a little slower...