us869?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 7mmrowland, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    People at sportshops(cabalas, sheels) look at me like i'm nuts for avalibility or existance. So whats the deal?
     
  2. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean you can't find it anywhere?
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Try 3rd generation sports supply. A sponsor here.
     
  4. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    Basically, but its not the same look you get when you ask if theres any primers becouse they know what that is.
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Like Roy said, but if you still draw a blank let me know. If I can get it may not be the most cost effective solution but I may be able to find it.
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    There is about 15 1lb bottles of it on the shelf at Yellowstone Gateway Sports in Four Corners (Bozeamn MT)

    -MR
     
  7. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    Is this the H870 replacement or is and what is the differance?
     
  8. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    I know US 869 is a "ball powder" but I don't know about H870. A look at Hodgdon's site would resolve that. H870 is a couple powders lower on the burn chart so it's just a tad faster burning powder.
     
  9. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you 869 doesn't burn fast enough to shoot 250 gr bullets from my edge. with 110 gr (compressed) of powder i still can't get as much speed as h1000. i've heard a couple on here say it works very well with the 300's which i assume have more barrel time.
     
  10. royinidaho

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    Yep, 869 was intended to be a replacement for WC870. Thus the close number.

    All things came together in my 338 RUM, a 26" sporter barrel, pretty much stock except for the Holland QD.

    101 gr - US-869
    Fed 215s
    300 SMK

    2732 +/- .5fps for 10 shots average.

    No case stress....

    But, darn, not quite Edge velocities........:rolleyes: