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Posted: 3/12/2012 2:51:32 AM EST
I have been looking at buying some of this 844 to reload 223 and maybe 308win what load data should I used for this powder?
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Posted: 3/12/2012 2:54:02 AM EST
H335. and definitely work up. I have good luck with this powder, but the lots can be a bit different than H335.
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Posted: 3/12/2012 3:28:21 AM EST
WC844 has worked will for me using H335 data for 223rem.
Started low from the data on the Hodgdon site worked up to almost max.
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Posted: 3/12/2012 9:39:22 AM EST
WC844 is great for me, use H335 data.

I can get real real close to 1 MOA (1.08" was not best) with bulk bullets and LC brass.


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Posted: 3/12/2012 10:36:14 AM EST
Local reloading supplier sells TONS of WC844 to .223/5.56 reloaders and it works great. They all use, and he recommends, H335 reloading data for the surplus powder.
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Posted: 3/12/2012 5:31:43 PM EST
As said, use H335. Just remember that each lot of 844 is different so you may have to work loads with each lot of 844 that you purchase. Just cause you use 25g of it from one lot doesnt mean that the next jug you open up will shoot best with 25g.
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Posted: 3/12/2012 5:32:36 PM EST
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Posted: 3/12/2012 8:08:10 PM EST
WC844 is H335. It's the military powder developed for the M16 that commercially is sold as H335. You still have to work up your loads because the keg of WC844 you get may differ one to another but it's H335 powder. BTW, WC846 is the military powder developed for the M14's 7.62x51 round which is commercially called the .308. The commercial equivalent of WC846 is BLC (2).
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Posted: 4/4/2012 6:53:14 PM EST
Hello all, first time poster here.

Looking at this powder to use in my progressive press. How does it meter in a progressive?

If it is the same as H355 then I would assume good, just wanted to double check before making the purchase,

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Posted: 4/4/2012 6:59:23 PM EST
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Posted: 4/4/2012 7:09:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Nozzano22:
Looking at this powder to use in my progressive press. How does it meter in a progressive?


Like water

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Posted: 4/4/2012 11:41:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jailer:
Originally Posted By Nozzano22:
Looking at this powder to use in my progressive press. How does it meter in a progressive?


Like water



Is this a good thing?
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Posted: 4/5/2012 2:48:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By fnub315:
Originally Posted By Jailer:
Originally Posted By Nozzano22:
Looking at this powder to use in my progressive press. How does it meter in a progressive?


Like water



Is this a good thing?


F**k no! Can you imagine if you got water inside your press? It would be all over the place!











J/k, it's fine.
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Posted: 4/5/2012 5:13:34 AM EST
I just opened 8 pounds of 844 last week.

22.0 grains in LC brass under a 55 Hornady FMJ produced a .8" center to center group of 5 at 100 yards from my stock Stag. 23.5 also looked good but I think I pulled one to get a 1.1" group of 5.

Just start low and work up.

Shooting groups with those two loads at 200 yards tomorrow.
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Posted: 4/5/2012 5:44:04 AM EST
Bought a jug of wc 844 at the gunshow in KC a couple of weeks ago, and the label says this powder is similar to BLC 2 so work up to this when using 5.56. Has anyone else came across this.
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Posted: 4/5/2012 5:06:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By MONTROSE:
Bought a jug of wc 844 at the gunshow in KC a couple of weeks ago, and the label says this powder is similar to BLC 2 so work up to this when using 5.56. Has anyone else came across this.

i sawhat guy at the show in kc and told him he had that powder labeled wrong wc844 uses h335 data blc2 is somewhat slower

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Posted: 4/5/2012 5:11:23 PM EST
So above a member said 846 was similar to BLC-2. I see many using this also for .223. Is this an acceptable powder for .223 even though it's meant to load .308?
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Posted: 4/6/2012 3:06:09 PM EST
Most powders that work in the .223 also work in the .308. The .308 likes them a little slower with heavier bullets. H-335 is a little fast for > 150 gr. bullets in the .308, you give up velocity. BL-C(2) works better with >62 gr. bullets in the .223.
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Posted: 4/8/2012 5:50:01 AM EST
I am still a little cautious with using the 844 labeled similar to BLC-2. If they got the powder similar to wrong. Such as should read H335 instead of BLC-2. Who is to say it is actually 844. I sent a email to the vendor hoping to get a response soon.
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Posted: 4/8/2012 3:39:34 PM EST
There is a pretty good deal with Widener's @ $85/8lbs. They pay Hazmat on 6 containers. If I wasn't already awash in powder, I would jump in big.

This is how you save money gentlemen.
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Posted: 4/8/2012 3:58:02 PM EST
at hi-tec you only have to buy 4 to get free hazmat
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Posted: 4/8/2012 8:53:38 PM EST
I am currently about to jump into reloading .223, and thought about getting a couple kegs of 844 because of the price...So this stuff would load nice through a LNL AP, for some decent blasting ammo??
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Posted: 4/9/2012 5:24:11 AM EST
Hi-Tech has two free options.
1 is free hazmat if you order 4.
2, if you email them and ask you can get free hazmat and free shipping on 6 8LB kegs.

I use 26gr WC844 to duplicate M193 loads.(Hornady 55gr FMJBT and Wolf SRM primers)

I have loaded over 10K rounds in the last 6 months on a Dillon 550B.

As stated work up to your loads.


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Posted: 4/9/2012 7:25:57 AM EST
Wulfmann, have you loaded anything heavier than 55's with WC844?
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Posted: 4/21/2012 10:14:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By AeroE:

These threads asking for load data are perfect examples for information that needs to be put in a dedicated thread then linked to the tacked reference thread at the top of the forum. A month from now, these requests will be locked at best, but most likely deleted.

Every person that participates in this forum has access to the search function and can search at least 30 days back. I'm not going to count the number of threads begging load data for 844, 846, and so on, but there are too many and it's about to stop.


Just curious as to why? Is arfcom strapped for server space? I am truly just curious and I am not being a smart a$$ in any way. Thanks!
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Posted: 4/21/2012 10:42:40 AM EST
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Posted: 4/23/2012 5:18:15 PM EST
Just an FYI. I blew a gun up last year using WC846. I was using BLC-2 load data and my book said max load was 48.3. My gun went KABOOM at 47.5 gr.'s

Ultimately, inexperience and not understanding how critical the warning signs of over pressure are is what caused my goof.

Just thought I'd share that tidbit of info.!
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