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Yahoo! H870 is back!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:30 pm    Post subject: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

Well kind of. It is called H869 (close enough?) and it is a little SLOWER than H870 but a lot cleaner from the surplus 870. Great for alot of calibers! Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

H870 is really useful stuff for some things- and cheap besides.
It's worth noting that Accurate Arms 8700 powder is very, very similar (might well be the same stuff)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Re: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

Jack:

Your statement is partially true. I have used both in the 7mm Rem mag and the 300 RUM and have gotten completely diffrent results in accuracy and velocity.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

You shocked me at first because once a powder is discontinued usually it's discontinued for good. I also found H870 to be quite dirty when I used it about 15 years ago. It really did a number on my case necks. Some reloaders swore by it for accuracy in the larger calibers so it did have a following. Best wishes.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

I want to try it in my 300 RUM.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

Ok POP!!,
You have had me searching the Hodgdon site since you posted this and I can not find H869. Is it a surplus powder from Jeff Bartlet etc?

I use H870 in my 264 Win Mag with 40 grain Nosler Partitions and it gives better velocity and accuracy compared to AA-8700 with the same bullet so AA-8700 is not the same as H-870. I located 5 lbs at a gunshop near me that I scarfed up. There was supposed to be more in the back but I didn't see it on the shelf when I went back last month.

I tried AA-MagPro and got so-so results with it in the 264 and 140 grainers. I have tried to get some info for the 264 using Hodgdon Retumbo but they are afraid to give a starting load suggestion (liability reasons because they have not tested it in the 264.)

So the H-869 sounds interesting but where on earth is it found? I like the cleaner burning claim. 870 does nasty up the cases and bore but it shoots so nice.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Yahoo! H870 is back!!!! Reply with quote

Will get introduced early March.

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