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My supply of 2200 finally run out and looking to replace with one or both of these.Do they both work good in the 223 and with what bullet weights?
Most of my prairie dog loads are 55s but still have a few 40 grainer's.
Anybody tried either of these powders in the 204?
 

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I had this info stored away, it's from jeff Bartlett's site. No personal experience with it here. You might also try the AA DP68, it is about like AA2015, slower than 2200 but faster than 2230.

WC846 Original application is U.S. 7.62mm NATO Ball M80 and Tracer M62, typically loaded around 44-45 grains. This is a ball powder which can be loaded using Hodgdon BL-C(2) data.


WC844 Original application is U.S. 5.56mm NATO Ball M193 (55gr) & M855 (62gr), plus Tracer M196 & M856. Typical 55gr load is 26gr, and 62gr load is 25gr. A ball powder which can be loaded using Hodgdon H335 data.
 

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CJ,
I've been using both of those powders as long as we've been going to SD.
Like anything else, you'll have to see what your stuff likes. I've used the 846 mainly in the Cooper 222 Rem Mag and the 844 in the 223 & 223AI.

As Tinman told you, just use the data for BLc-2 (846) & H335 (844) and
you'll be good to go.

If you want me to look up specifics, shoot me an email and I'll dig through my loaded rounds.

Rick
 

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When useing these surplus powders you need to work up a new load every time you change lots. These powder are not like canister powder and not held to the strict tolerances from lot to lot. I`ll try about anything I think is safe to lower my shooting cost, except to slow down on my shooting. AA2230-C is another cheap powder that has worked well for me in .17 Rem., .204, 222, 223 and .243. You AA 2460 data to load it.
 

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WC844 Experience Very Good

Have shot WC844 with 55gr Speer Spitzer Bulk PK for the last 3 years in my 700VSSF 223. Cases were GI reconditioned and primed with WSR by River Valley Ord. Nicki Owsley.

I used 25 gr then 26 gr of powder. No problems with primer flattening or other pressure problems. Accuracy on pds on two shoots to Laramie were excellent. The 55gr Speer/26gr WC844 chrono was 3228fps with very low variation. Usually shoots three holes touching at 100 yards and then I throw my usual BF to give a .5 to .7 group.

I had the barrel set back and rechambered late summer and these loads still show no pressure problem. Just have to seat the bullets deeper.

I did start working up the loads at 24gr.

My brother bought a new Rem 700 LVSF in 223 this fall. This load was too hot in his chamber.

I really like the H335/WC844.

Old Doug
 

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I also shot some of the WC844/H335 variant powder, it wasn't quite as fast as H335, but close enough for varmint shooting.
Ken
 

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Wc846

I have been shooting WC 846 with great accuracy, although it fouls a bit. I have used BLC-2 data straight across, it is recomened to reduce by 10%. Check Patsreloading.com he has some good prices on surplus.
 

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WC844, IMI brass, CCI-450 primers and mollied 40 Noslers and my Hart barreled 40X add up to some incredable velocities and very fine accuracy!

WC846 also works excellent in a 1x14 6BR with 65-70gr bullets.
 

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844 and 846

Both are great powders. Use them with 50 Gr. V-Max for PD's in .223. MV near 3400 fps and good accuracy. Very consistant hits to 480 yards.
 
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