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Old October 13, 2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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wc872 and cast boooolits 308

i only shoot 308's in reduced loads. 8gr of unique works great. 160g boolit. would the wc872 work if i only need sub 1000fps<2000 or so?
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Old October 13, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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Poor choice, burn rate is similar to H-870.. William
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Old October 14, 2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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Hello, beex215. Have you thought of IMR TrailBoss? I am using 10.0grs. under a 100gr. Ideal 245438. in an original 1895 Winchester-Lee .236 straight-pull sporter. With it's rear open buckhorn & German silver blade front, at 50yds., it is grouping under 3/4". At 100yds. 1 1/4". Recoil and report about like a .223! Lot of FUN!
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Old October 14, 2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Yes, it will work for that, although velocity will be significantly below 2,000 fps. A 30-06 and a 200 gr cast boolit will barely reach 2,000 fps with a compressed case of WC872. 160 grains is a bit light for such a slow burning powder, but you'll never have to worry about a double charge, and I don't think gas checking would be necessary, but always best to check how your barrel works.

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Old October 14, 2011, 10:19 AM   #5
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i wasnt looking for trail boss. i already use unique for a reduced load. i havent loaded higher then 16 grains and mostly stick to 8-10 grains. i know what its capable of and need info on wc872 as its cheap enough to experiment on.

i want the velocity to be well under 2000fps. my current load in 308 replicates a 40sw i believe. i think ill get a jug and see.
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Old October 16, 2011, 08:59 AM   #6
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Heh, if you happen to be in the Fort Knox Area I'll sell you a jug at cost, I bought 6 of the darn things for gun show trading stock (gave one away to a friend who is setting up to reload for his 7mm Rem Mag) so I have five 8 pound jugs left. I've been thinking I should just build another 300 Win Mag "sniper rifle" when I get back so I can take advantage of 220 gr SMK's

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Old October 16, 2011, 09:24 AM   #7
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i wont be around fort knox anytime soon. ill be at fort jackson
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