I either need some H-870 or like powder

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by dgr416, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. dgr416

    dgr416 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for the website where the guy has the military powder that is just like H-870.I have a 264 win mag that loves H-870 but I cant find any more.
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    On the powder burn rate chart, H870 is right inbetween RETUMBO and H50BMG. Both are readily available. Most dealers keep RETUMBO in stock, which is the more popular of the two.

    H870 has not been discontinued that long. I would imagine that there is some still floating around that could be located.

    VH
     

  3. Danny308

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    Does Wildcat Bullets have a web site? If so what is it?? Thanks.
     
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    For a substutute for H870 you might try WC872, it's supposed to be a slight bit slower but was told to use 870 data to work up loads. Pat's Reloading has it for $36 for 8#'s. And Bartlett Reloaders also sells it.
    Wayne

    Pat's Reloading
    Bartlett Reloaders

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  6. fredj338

    fredj338 Member

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    Have you tried AA8700? It's just a bit faster, but I find it too slow for my 7mmDakota.
     
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    Before you can really say that you love h870 you need to go out and actually chronograph your loads.

    Without using the Bigger cases,heaviest bullets for the cal., and 30+ inch barrels I can't think of a use for it.

    R-22 imr 7828 h-1000 r-25 are superior choices.
     
  8. dgr416

    dgr416 Well-Known Member

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    Does any one have the phone # to get the military H-870 like powder thanks mike .I need some for my 338-378 also.
     
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    According to my chronograph the wc872 will not produce the velocity grain for grain with h-870. But it is still a very consistant powder in my 300 win mag.