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Old May 25, 2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Powder shortage

Can't seem to find my usual powders anywhere. Just came home from Cabelas and powders are scarce. They did have 2 offerings from Winchester, neither of which I have ever used. One was Autocomp and the other was WSF. Asked the fellow if he would unwrap the cellophane from a couple of reloading manuals just so I could find out the burn rates. According to the Lyman manual WSF is the same burn rate as accurate #5. Couldn't find anything on Autocomp. So I bought a can of the WSF along with Speer #14 manual which had data for .45ACP, 9MM and 10MM but no data for .45 Colt,44 Special or .38 special. Does anyone have any data for either of these 2 powders?
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Old May 25, 2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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I'd take a look at the Hodgdon Powder site, they make WW powders as well. Interactive so you can search for the cartridges and components you want to use. Very useful site but a word of warning: when they say "MAX" they really mean it. As always, start low and work up.
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Old May 25, 2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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No help here either. Nosler nor Hornady list any data with your two powders in the calibers you mention. Win Super Field works great in 40 SW. Best chance for any data would be Hodgdons web site.
This site has an old Winchester Reloading Guide pdf file with some WSF data for some of your calibers using Winchester components of course, for comparison:http://www.3gunrules.com/documents/m..._load_data.pdf

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Old May 25, 2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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