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Re: Boy Oh Boy did I make a find!!!

Postby Ranch Dog » 03 Jun 2022 06:10

That's quite a find!
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Re: Boy Oh Boy did I make a find!!!

Postby donhuff » 03 Jun 2022 09:13

I couldn't stand it , so yesterday I loaded up a few 44 mags with that 1967 vintage Dupont 5066 to see if it would go POP!

Of course it did , and I managed a couple of decent groups for a quickly thrown together load.
7.5 grains of powder and a cast 250gr SWC (429421) Burn rate is between Green Dot and PB, so it's just a tic faster than my favorite Unique.

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Re: Boy Oh Boy did I make a find!!!

Postby Mad Trapper » 03 Jun 2022 11:41

Thats a nice group.
I would say all that powder is good to go, not a thing wrong with it.
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Re: Boy Oh Boy did I make a find!!!

Postby runfiverun » 13 Jun 2022 22:41

that 870 used to be real popular in the 30-06 and larger 30 cal's with 250gr. bullets.
it was also basically used as a one load only per bullet weight in the 270 weatherby.
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Re: Boy Oh Boy did I make a find!!!

Postby donhuff » 14 Jun 2022 06:22

Maybe that's what he was using it in. His son said that he was a national level shooter, and just one X away from making the Olympic team.

But seems to me that if you shot any at all, you wouldn't have so much OLD powder left. Unless this is all that was left from a really big amount, after shooting for decades,
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