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carbon outlaw
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W296 powder
Nov 4th, 2018 at 1:18am
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Just wanted to complain ... I tried Winchester 296 and it worked grate for 9 shots ... The 10 shot it made a thump sound and the bullet got stuck in my barrel ... It says this powder can have a ignition trouble an suggest that you use a heavy crimp or a compressed powder charge ... Or you can have the problems I had or sometimes it will partially ignight and you can have very high pressures as a results .... I think I'll go back to using 2400 powder ... Thanks hearing my complaint ...
  
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Re: W296 powder
Reply #1 - Nov 7th, 2018 at 3:26pm
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W296/H110 like pert-near 100% load density for ignition. I use them for high zoot handgun but wouldn't personally choose it for reduced rifle loads for the exact reason you describe.
  
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Re: W296 powder
Reply #2 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 4:39am
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CO,

What I'm about to say is mostly for whomever reads this thread later.

Never, never, never ever, 110/296 for reduced capacity loadings.  BAD JUJU BWANA!!

As stated, full case/small capacity cartridges are 110/296's forte.

BAD things happen with small charges getting rolled around in a large(ish) case.

Even 2400 can be shown to be somewhat position sensitive with the chronograph.

I personally *much* prefer the recoil pulse of 2400 over 110/296 due to the nasty pressure spike it makes.  300BO with 110-125gr jacketed is outstanding in a single shot pistol, not in anything big enough to be less than AT LEAST 60% case fill.

I'm glad to hear that you got off with just a stuck bullet and will switch back.

  
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Re: W296 powder
Reply #3 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 5:24am
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Yeah.  I have read something along that line too.  No reduced loads for H110.W296.  Even Sierra in their manual for 300BLK said reduced loads below the sub round load is not recommended.  I looked in a filled case and it appeared the 220RNs would be sitting on the powder or just a cat whisker above it.

I take those kind of warnings as gospel from the bullet gods when I read them. 



  

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Re: W296 powder
Reply #4 - Dec 1st, 2018 at 6:21pm
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A powder in that burn rate that I have used a lot is Blue Dot.  It makes for some very accurate loads.  Some reloaders are leery of it however.  You might also try using a CCI#34 primer with your 296, they are meant to light ball powders.
  
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Re: W296 powder
Reply #5 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 1:26am
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Where/how did you come up with the idea to use 296 for a reduced in the 30-40 ?  Did you use published load data, or just make a WAG ?  If the latter, not even a good idea.
  
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