WC867 WC872 powders any good? (New not reclaimed)

buckskin52

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Any downfall to using this powder in a 50 bmg. I am not using it for match loads, Just M8 API's. I weigh the bullets and put them in lots. I plan to keep the loads under 2 MOA which I believe I can with a little bit more tweeking with H50bmg (almost there). At $70 per 8 pounds it is hard to pass up. But if you don't hit what you are shooting at, I guess it isn't worth it.
 

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Re: WC867 WC872 powders any good? (New not reclaimed)

No.

I keep pricing stuff out to get into .50 BMG, but have not done so yet. But I don't recall seeing a price that low for non-pull down powder, (or even pulldown).

Sorry that I can't be of any help.
 

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Re: WC867 WC872 powders any good? (New not reclaimed)

I've loaded/shot some rounds with 872,but no expierence with 867.It's a 20mm powder and is said to have the same burn rate as AA8700.I loaded AP/ball up to 230 grns,with no real pressure signs.As usual,you should start with 220 grns and work your way up.It gave me decent accuracy and is a great powder to use for tree clearing.It's dirty and works better with heavier projos.Your going to have to clean your rifle more,but it'll give you that 50 grin for less $$$.
Good luck,
STEVE