Modern-day counterpart to WC872?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JKO, May 8, 2006.

  1. JKO

    JKO Well-Known Member

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    In his article in the September, 1991 issue of GUNS & AMMO ("Hits at a Half-Mile--And Beyond"), Ross Seyfried said that his .30 Cody Express (which he called a ".30-416 Rigby Ackley Improved") preferred WC872 powder.

    I understand that that powder has been out of production for several years, and I was wondering:

    Is there a modern equivalent--hopefully, one that is still available?

    Thanks.--
    JKO
     
  2. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    you can find surplus wc 872 if you look. Or try some US 869.

    d-a
     

  3. Buffalobob

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    Boat left the dock three weeks ago.
    Pogey run

    New production WC872 is still available. I believe all of the military services have standardized on the Vulcan 20mm. I don't keep good track of that kind of stuff but got to killing time reading about a guy who built a 20 mm rifle.
     
  4. JKO

    JKO Well-Known Member

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    buffalobob:

    Thanks. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    The aforementioned magazine article claimed that it was "unavailable", which I took to mean that (a) it was no longer made, or that (b) it was no longer being sold on the civilian market.

    --JKO
     
  5. abinok

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    I just bought 24lbs of it last month... its still avalable
     
  6. JKO

    JKO Well-Known Member

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    abinok:

    My thanks to you, too. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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  7. Fiftydriver

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    JKO,

    Go to gibrass.com

    Just ordered 32 more lbs of the stuff for $40 per 8 lbs.

    Very similiar to the old H-870. some lots a bit quicker, some a bit slower. Compared to the new H-US869, 872 is significantly slower burning.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  8. littledevil2873

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    JKO I get mine from Pats Reloading. Just bought 24 pounds a couple months ago.
     
  9. abinok

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    [ QUOTE ]
    abinok:

    My thanks to you, too. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    --JKO

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    Buffalobob provided the link to the other thread, but heres the direct link:
    http://www.iidbs.com/hitech.zkb
    $36 for 8lbs. The differance in price will almost pay for the hazmat shipping fees compared to the others if you buy all you can ship on a hazmat, 32lbs. Plus Dan is a great guy to boot. When I was in town, he offered to bring it to his house from the wharehouse, to save me the extra drive time.
    Have you tried this powder before? Ive got a sneaky but totally legal way to get you some if you haven't... enough for some testing at least.
     
  10. JKO

    JKO Well-Known Member

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    abinok:

    No, I haven't.

    I've been using Hodgdon H870, because that was what the rifle's original owner used; I received quite a bit of loaded ammunition when I purchased it, as well as brass and bullets, and loading data was included.

    --JKO
     
  11. royinidaho

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    That link is OOC.

    Also Googled and it was OOC also.

    Guess its dead........
     
  12. Buffalobob

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    It just OCC for people in Idaho. The rest of us can see it.


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  13. royinidaho

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    Well!! Poop!!
     
  14. abinok

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    JKO,
    I could send you some for testing for the cost of shipping... no hazmat involved if you like. Email if youre interested and ill give you the details.

    Link works for me... did you try crossing your fingers and wiggeling your nose when you clicked the link?