Uses for H870 powder?
B*nished said: H870 is a Hodgdon powder so go to their website or buy their manual. H870 is very slow burning and therefore performs at its best in large cases with very heavy bullets. Regards Aubrey
R*ger007 said: H870 is THE powder for the 264win mag.
r*dagra said: H870 really shines in the 30-378. It's okay in the 300 Wby., but only with heavy bullets, 200 and 220 gr. That's the extent of my personal experience.
P*thfinder said: 7mm STW and heavy bullets is one I can think of (aside from 264 WM). Older powder and discontinued (was likely surplus) so you wont find lots of data in the newer books.
G*nderite said: It is a 50 BMG powder, i think. Very slow and very limited application. I don't think it would work for "normal" calibers.
r*dagra said: I just became the proud owner of a old-but-new 8 lb box of H870 powder. Have found only one brief reference to it in loading 7MM Rem Mag. Can anyone offer a source for reloading info - other appropriate calibers, etc. I searched the Alliant/Hercules website but nothing there. Thx Some other thoughts on H870: There have been 2 or 3 guys looking for it on this site. They tell me that comparing H870 with US869 doesn't work, even though the data seems to suggest the same loads for both. I'd bet that if you can't find a use for it you could easily get rid of it and make another gunnuter very happy.:D
d*ad meat said: H870 is my favorite in both my 264 win mags, i noticed it isn`t listed on hodgdons site any more. I have a large stash in my powder chest:D:D
1899 said: I'd bet that if you can't find a use for it you could easily get rid of it and make another gunnuter very happy.:D Yes, like me! It is great in the 7mm RM with both 160gr and 175gr bullets.
Sly *ld Fox said: I do believe that I have a one pound can in my powder box. Never had a need for it. Anyway, as I am at the cottage and won't he home until next Weds. or Thurs., and if I am correct, I will probably put a WTS post on the EE reloading forum with it and whatever else that I have in surplus to my needs. I live in Ottawa so you people outside of this immediate area are out-of-luck. Sorry.
W*okie316 said: H870 is THE powder for the 264win mag. :agree:
b*arhunter said: It's also quite at home, in the 25-06, with 120+ grain bullets. May not be the fastest load, but it sure is accurate, consistent and dependable.