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    WC 844 what would be the closest substitute?

    I picked up some surplus 5.56 bullets today at the gun show. I started doing some searches to find out what the armed forces load behind these puppies and it listed 24.7gr to 26.1 of WC 844 behind them. I was looking in my Hornady book and it doesn't make a reference to this powder. Is there a good source on cross reference for questions like this out there? Like an encyclopedia of powders?

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    Re: WC 844 what would be the closest substitute?

    You can get WC844 at Hi tech ammo and I believe it burns at about the same rate as H335.

    http://www.hi-techammo.com/

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    Re: WC 844 what would be the closest substitute?

    thank you Poke

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    Re: WC 844 what would be the closest substitute?

    from gibrass.com

    WC844 Original application is U.S. 5.56mm NATO Ball M193 (55gr) & M855 (62gr),
    plus Tracer M196 & M856. Typical starting load for 55gr bullet is 26gr,
    and 62gr load is 25gr. A ball powder which can be loaded with Hodgdon H335 data.
    Also works great in 7.62mm NATO (.308 Win.).
    This is pulldown powder.
    " If you must carry a .25acp, don't load it. If you load it you might shoot it. If you shoot it you might hit somebody with it and he'd then be justified in killing you because you attacked him."

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    Re: WC 844 what would be the closest substitute?

    WC844 is H335
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