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Old December 7, 2002, 05:58 PM   #1
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LBT and H-110?

Hi there, I just picked up some.430 320gr. WLNGC from Cast performance, the load notes inside call for 19 grains of W-296. I was wondering if anyone has used H-110 with these bullets, and if so what was the min. charge. I thought it might be safe to start at 19 grains of H-110 but it is better to be safe.

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Old December 7, 2002, 06:10 PM   #2
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I would start at 18, and work up in a couple steps. But in all reality, you should be fine.

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Old December 8, 2002, 07:35 AM   #3
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Old December 8, 2002, 09:10 AM   #4
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I have read on this board that H110 and 296 are one and the same powder, manufactured by Olin, and packaged under these two different names.
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Old December 8, 2002, 07:01 PM   #5
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When comparing my batches of W296 and H110 (in 44 and 45 LC) I get significant differences, so I ditto the 'start at 18.0g and work up' advice.
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Old December 9, 2002, 10:04 AM   #6
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Same here. Often the 296 performs more consistently than the 110, but "each gun is a law unto its own" and so is powder. Try the Mag primers also, and see if there is a significant differnece in velocity (drop charge first)
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Old December 9, 2002, 05:03 PM   #7
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I too. have heard that H-110 is 296. Perhaps. but perhaps Olin sells the lots that are not consisent with previous lots to Hodgdon.

Still, even with 296, I like to re-work up my loads when going to powder with a different lot number.

That's also why I like to buy powder in minimums of 25-30 pounds of the same lot number.
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Old December 9, 2002, 05:22 PM   #8
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I second the thought of starting at 18 grains and working up.
I've also heard that H110 and W296 are one and the same, but load books do not treat them the same.
Starting 5% under, which at 19grains is 18grains is a safe thing to do.

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Old December 10, 2002, 03:46 PM   #9
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Thank you for the input guys, I went to the mall so I picked up some 296. I started at 18 and worked to 20 .5 gr at a time. No signs of overpressure from any of the loads.

That heavy bullet adds a whole new level of recoil to the .44 Mag.Turned out to be very accurate. I think I might have to try this load out deer hunting this season.
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