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Thread: AA8700 30-40 Krag loads needed

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    Boolit Master brstevns's Avatar
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    AA8700 30-40 Krag loads needed

    Was gifted a lb and 1/2 of the old AA8700 powder. Thinking this powder might work well in a 30-40 krag Rem RB built on a Rolling Block smokeless powder action. Like to use either the Lyman 311284 or 314299. Any loads out there?

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    If this is the same burn rate as WC870 I use 50 grains +/- in my Krag with 311284 and 60 in my 50-70's and 45-70's. Cheap fun.

    Expect some zombies in the chamber. The 311284 seems to clean the chamber out pretty well. I just shoot and don't worry about the zombies left behind.

    I have found that a good stiff alloy works better in the Krag with that boolit and that load. That's what I do, use at your own risk!

    Let us know how you make out.

    Mark

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    Is there a good sub. for AA8700 ?

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    Checked my Accurate manual and only found one load for cast for 8700.


    180 gr.RNGC 47.7gr.----53.0gr.MAX
    Last edited by swamp; 10-30-2018 at 07:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    Checked my Accurate manual and only found one load for cast for 8700.


    180 gr.RNGC 47.7gr.----53.0gr.MAX
    Thanks, that is a starting point.

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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