Hodgdon US-869

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by meatyrem, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    I have heard many times about how temp sensitive this powder is but when I look on Hodgdons site they claim it is not supposed to be: Quote, " In addition, US869 is effected minimally by varying temperatures, a key feature for top competition and hunting accuracy".

    So I don't know what this powder is, sensitive to temeratures or not sensitive to temperatures.

    So if anyone has input on this please enlighten me
    thanks
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    US 869 is a spherical powder and is more heat sensitive than the "Extreme: powders that they
    offer.

    I use quite a bit of it and find it to be better than some of the other brands. when I can and
    the rifle likes it I use the "Extreme" powders to minimize this problem.

    High temperature is the problem with most ball powders(90+ Degrees) low temp effects it but not
    as bad.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    So load developement should be done in the temps that it will be used in?

    What are the rounds that you use it in?