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Thread: Anyone using a dracon or polyester filler with WC872

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    Anyone using a dracon or polyester filler with WC872

    Has anybody tried using a polyester or dracon filler to help keep a duplex load of Wc872 with a kicker charge from shifting? or maybe just a small square of toilet paper Loading for a 30/40 Krag RB.

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    I have never used the WC872 before, just the WC860. I have only used it in the 50BMG and have never tried a charge with a kicker on smaller rounds. Have you tried the duplex loads before?

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    Just use more 872. The proper load is usually as much as you can stuff in there. Unless you're loading for your 22 rem ultramag.

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    Ever since discovering "open cell foam" dacron or any other filler has been deemed extinct at my house.
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    I second just putting in more 872 - if you are getting more velocity than you want reduce your kicker load. e.g. in my 8x56R I was using 4gr 3031 and a case full of 872 and got 2100fps. A little more than I wanted but not a lot. I haven't decided if I'm gonna leave it there or drop a grain of the 3031. Or possibly change the 3031 to something a touch faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Smith View Post
    I second just putting in more 872 - if you are getting more velocity than you want reduce your kicker load. e.g. in my 8x56R I was using 4gr 3031 and a case full of 872 and got 2100fps. A little more than I wanted but not a lot. I haven't decided if I'm gonna leave it there or drop a grain of the 3031. Or possibly change the 3031 to something a touch faster.
    Was getting the load I was wanting, but it was not a tightly compressed load. I could just add more Wc872 as suggested. Just hate to blow unneeded powder down the barrel.

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    WC860-WC872 are good in my 30/06 with a 200 gr boolit no kicker needed 60g of either is about 2100 fps with good accuracy, no fill needed. I use .5cc dipper of 3130 and a full case for my 45/70 with a 450g boolit with a 1300 fps velocity without the kicker 1060 fps. no filler needed without the kicker lots of unburned powder in the 45/70. I found that a kicker was not needed in a bottle neck case.
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    Ive got better things to do than fluffing pillow stuffing into cases. I either use a powder that fills the case (enough), or doesn't need such.
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    Too many people I trust experienced bulged barrels with fillers. I have stayed away since the early 00's.
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