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Posted: 8/22/2012 1:48:15 PM EST
i bought 16 pounds of LC 844 from wiedners and need load data for 223 and 308.also is this the same as WC844?
im loading 77 noslers in the 223 and 168 in the 308.
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Posted: 8/23/2012 4:23:51 PM EST
wel i guess with 80 views and 0 replies im on my own and wil work up loads
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Posted: 8/23/2012 4:46:01 PM EST
I went to wideners site and saw no such listing for "LC844." I am only assuming it is
WC844, because as far as I know, no such creature as LC844 exists.

As far as starting point, it's hard to go wrong at a 23.5grs. for .223 if it is WC844, and head on up.
Not sure on .308 as I don't load that round.

Good luck and be safe.
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Posted: 8/24/2012 10:57:34 AM EST
844 is used for 223 and 308, and the 846 is mostly for 308, although the are just about interchangeable. basically, H335. military powder is not as consistent as canister powders, so you need to work up a load. i am using 25 grains of wc844 with 55gr fmj. have used it with my 308 precision rifle, and works good in it, but will be using 846 from now on, no that i have it..
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Posted: 8/24/2012 10:59:20 AM EST
dont remember the laod for 308 168gr smk's off hand....something like low 40's grains. would have to check. shot real nice
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Posted: 8/28/2012 1:50:36 PM EST
thanks for the replies. i am working up loads now and i will let you know.
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Posted: 8/29/2012 1:31:38 AM EST
i've been loading 25gr of WC844 behind some mil pull down 55gr FMJs for cheap shooting ammo. works well for me so far,
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