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Powder Charge in WWB?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ADK_40GLKr, Nov 2, 2012.


  1. ADK_40GLKr

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    Needed some consistent reloads for IDPA & ran out of primers, with no time to buy more.

    Figured my WWB FMJ .40's would serve best as a source for cases & primers, so pulled 9 of them.

    While I was at it, weighed the powder charge. Don't know what kind of powder it was, but in the 9 shells, the weight range was 4.9 to 5.9 grains.. Not surprising, the average weight was 5.4 grains.

    Isn't that a large variation?
     

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  2. Smoker

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    I'd never have that much swing in my reloads, that's crazy..
     

  3. Clutch Cargo

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    WWB has been off lately. I switched to the Remington green box for practice ammo. The Remington also runs cleaner, which is a benefit if you shoot through a can.
     
  4. SJ 40

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    It doesn't meet my quality control for my hand loads,nothing winchester produces meets my quality control.

    That said the powder contained in winchesters ammunition is not canister grade powder but I still don't think that their should be a one grain difference as acceptable,then again we are speaking of winchester. SJ 40
     
  5. SCmasterblaster

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    I can't believe that WWB is so inconsistent.
     
  6. SJ 40

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    I can,lets see the list is long.

    Bullets seated deeper than what I feel is safe.

    Bullets seated upside down .

    Cases with no or partial extractor groves cut.

    Cases with no flash hole in primer pocket.

    Primers with no priming compound in cups,missing anvils.

    After experiencing these myself back in 06 I will not purchase any winchester products .
    SJ 40
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

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    I wonder if the primer would back out upon firing?