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Thread: 296 powder?

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    Boolit Man jim 44-40's Avatar
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    296 powder?

    Why does the win 296 powder container say rifle on it? Reload manual doesn't show a load with it till the 357 mag page

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    Interesting, since the Winchester site shows.
    This propellant was developed for Winchester factory-loaded ammunition for 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, and 410 Bore. Its high loading density provides optimal velocity. 296 is recommended by Winchester for 410 Bore AA loads.



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    The container I'm looking at says handgun, but it may not be the latest packaging. A picture would be great. I will say 296 is my favorite fuel For full tilt 44 mag. It also can be used in small rifles like 22 hornet and 410 shotguns.
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    I've got an eight pounder here that says handgun and 410 bore shotgun. Most reloading manuals have it listed for 22hornet and 17hornet.

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    Pics

    I see 22 hornet,

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    300 blk

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    My favorite for .300 Blackout, 357 Mag, .41 Mag, and probably .30 carbine whenever I get around to loading for it. It and it's twin H110 will always have a place in my loading room. I consider the little .30 cals rifles!

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    I use it to great effect in .22 Hornet...11grs behind a 40gr bullet...lights out load in my Contender.

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    Not bad in the 460 S&W either

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim 44-40 View Post
    Why does the win 296 powder container say rifle on it? Reload manual doesn't show a load with it till the 357 mag page
    It was originally developed as the powder for the 30 Carbine.
    Cast is an adjective, a noun and a verb. Cast works as both imperative and past tense without any additional letters or helping verbs.

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    I've been tempted to try 296 with a cast 170 grain bullet in my 30-30. I haven't because 296 isn't known to be reduced load friendly...

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    it works fair in the 30-06.
    if it had more load density it would do pretty darn good.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Probably because of the 30 carbine.
    Currently loading 223, 257 roberts, 25-06, 30-06, 8mm mauser, 7.5x55 swiss, 7.62x54r, 40 s&w, 38 special, and 12 gauge.

    Enjoy shooting and collecting milsurps!

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    I've used W296/H110 for 357, 44 mag, Ruger only 45Colt, 300 BO and now 500 S&W. Those 500 S&W loads sting a bit with full boogie 440gr loads in a 15" barrel...

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    don't know but anymore its the same powder as 110
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
    It was originally developed as the powder for the 30 Carbine.
    /\ The winner /\

    And by the way, my powder of choice for 357 & 44 magnum loads.

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    Interestingly enough Saturday I saw an 8 pounder of W296 that said "Pistol" in the same place...

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    2400 used to be marked as a rifle powder too.
    it got it's name from being the powder used to get 2400 fps from the 22 hornet.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    I use H110 (fraternal twin of 296) in 300BLK with great consistency in supersonic loads. Low muzzle pressure at the end of the barrel makes it a (relatively) quiet load as well.

    For subs and cast boolits, not particularly great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
    It was originally developed as the powder for the 30 Carbine.
    ^^ Winner ^^

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check