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Old 01-22-2003, 02:19 PM
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Question Hodgdon's H-870 Powder Has anyone used this Powder in your Centerfire Rifle?

Hi Everyone!, Was reading some Data out of A-Squares Any Shot You Want Reloading Manual. There is a Receipe in there calling for H-870 Powder. The FPS is 2954 and CUP Pressure is only 44,400 using a 140 gr Bullet .This calls for 68.0 Grs of H-870 powder which should definitely fill the case in my 6.5-06. Has anyone used this powder and if so how did you like it?
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:36 PM
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I have used H-870 in a 264 Win Magnum. 870 is the perfect powder for that cartridge and a 140 grain bullet.
Are you aware that Hodgdon has discontinued H-870?
The good news is that Accurate Arms still sells 8700, which is the same thing.
I would think that 870 or 8700 might be too slow in a 6.5-06. The data you cite (note the pressure), suggests that, too.
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:46 PM
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My dad loads 79 grains of h-870 in his 7mm remington mag behind a 162 grain bullet, books say it gets around 2900, but we chronagraphed it once and it read 3250 on average, could the chrono be out that much? or is it cuz of barrel length n such kinda weird. Sucks that there discontinued it, lucky we stocked up with about 25 pounds worth
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Yes, my bet is that the chronograph IS off somewhat! Not likley that you are getting that velocity with a 7mm Rem mag and 162 gr. match bullets.

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Old 01-23-2003, 12:09 PM
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Question How did they do that!

I got some H-870 Powder and tried putting 68 grains in a Winchester casing, No way can I get that much powder in that case. I found 65 grains fills it to the top and you can seat a 140 gr bullet in compressing the powder, but 68 grains is way too much powder. I wonder how they did it? My 25-06 Winchester casings converted to 6.5 always seem to hold the most volume ,Remingtons seem to be a heavier sidewall and wont hold as much powder.Maybe they are using A-Square Casings. Any Ideas?.....
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Old 01-24-2003, 02:50 AM
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I used it some years ago for awhile in my 7mm Mag, but never hit on a load that really performed well in my Remington 700. I'm sure it was a good powder in some rifles, just not in mine. Best wishes.

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Old 01-24-2003, 08:44 AM
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H870 powder

Great powder, I have used it in a 270 Winchester using 65 grains with a 130 grain bullet fantastic accuracy. I also use it in a 264 Win Mag using 78 grains with a 100 grain bullet, fantastic accuracy, I even load it in a 22-250, using 42 grains with a 55 grain bullet it shoots it about the same speed as a 222 rem but again the accuracy is fantastic. In fact when I have trouble finding an accuract load for a rifle I will fill a case with H870 and fire a group, the pressure and velosity may not be up their but the powder always seems to show the accuracy potential of the rifle. Luckly I was able to obtain a large quantity at a gun show for hardly any money, I purchased a 25 pound keg from a guy for $10.00.
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:31 AM
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H870 is clearly the powder of choice for my M70 in 264 Win Mag. No other powder gives the velocity or consistant accuracy as H870. I have bought every lb of H870 that I could find.
I recommend H4831SC for your 6.5-06 with 140 gr bullet. Even H1000 might be too slow, although for some reason H1000 is absolutely superb in my 260 Rem with the same 140gr bullet. O well? you never know.
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Old 01-24-2003, 09:53 AM
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H-870

This powder shoots well in my 7 Mag with a 162Gr bullet . I am shooting close to 2900 fps. This is a very dirty powder. The barrel your barrel must be cleaned constantly.

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Old 01-26-2003, 05:43 PM
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Exclamation GOING-GOING- GONE

H-870 has been discontinued by Hodgens.
If your using it and want to keep using it y'all better buy a bunch o it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The reason they discontinued it is because it's a military surplus powder and there is no more for sale bu the govt. Same thing happened to 5010, ball C2 and others
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