Wc872

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by TMR, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone experienced any difference in "pulldown" surplus powder compared to new powder?

    Also, does anyone have a source for WC872 they would like to share. Bartlett's is only carring pulldown now.
     
  2. royinidaho

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    I too would be interested.
     

  3. Joel Russo

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    Alright... I'll give up my source just to help you guys out.

    Here's the link:

    http://http://www.patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.htm

    I just got off the phone with Pat, and he said they only have about 100 lbs of WC-872 left.

    He is not getting anymore.

    They are replacing it with H-868 which is a tad bit faster than 872.

    $40.00 for 8 lbs, plus HazMat fee.

    If you are in a bind and can't get it from him, I may part with my 100 lbs stock pile.:)
     
  4. TMR

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    Thanks Joel,

    Just ordered 32lbs....that should last me a little while.:D

    He said it was older powder, but it still should be good.
     
  5. royinidaho

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    Joel, 868 is a ball powder?
     
  6. Joel Russo

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    Roy,

    It's a ball powder...

    Use 872 data and back off 5% - 10%.
     
  7. eddybo

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    What about T870 (thunderbird cartridge company) I have some that shoots pretty good? Is that the same powder?
     
  8. royinidaho

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    That would make it close to US-869. But I haven't actually shot any 872.
     
  9. Joel Russo

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    That's correct Roy.

    If I had to choose between 872 and 869, the 869 would get my vote.

    :)
     
  10. royinidaho

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    I'm down to 2 lb remaining out of an 8 lb cannister. I use it in the 270 AM and 338 RUM. I know where there's another 8# of the same lot #. I guess I scarf it up. I then be set for a lllllooooonnnngggg time.
     
  11. wc872

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    I bought a sealed 100lb drum of which I have approx. 85 lbs. left. $5.00 per lb. you pay the shipping & hazmat or I would drive up to 100 miles to transfer FTF if that helps.
    Semper Fi