Us 896?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 7mmrowland, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    What is this and where do I find it? I am building a 338 Lapua ackley and see some threads about using it. Have ben loading for years and never seen it I don't think. I guess I mean US 869.
     
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  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    H869 is sold by Hodgdon and has a burn rate "similar" to the discontinued H870.
     

  3. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    Stick or ball?
     
  4. uncleB

    uncleB Well-Known Member

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    If you are building a 338Lapua AI the 2 best powders we have found are RL25 and H1000 if you are using 300gr SMK's.
    I am shocked you are asking this question, I thought you and your friend had the magic combination for any distance and game with a much smaller caliber ??? I stand corrected.
    UB
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    MRP2 works great in the 338 AI also.

    BH
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    I was able to achieve best accuracy/velocity and Extreme Spread (less than 5) with US 869 and 300gr SMK in a 338 RUM. (velocity @ 60*F is 3725 MV)
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Roy do you mean 2725 FPS? 3725 is REALLY fast...
     
  8. royinidaho

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D

    Damn, I hate it when I do that.....Getting old is a bitch.....or am I just numerically dyslexic??

    The actual number is 2735
     
  9. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i mean really Roy, i'm only getting 3715 with mine!