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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Reference for surplus powders SMP844 and SMP846

Seems like Wideners has those two in stock and at quite a reasonable price.... and there are people in VA that I visit often enough to store them.

That's what I am talking about

Unfortunately I can't find any reference powder for SMP 844 and 846 - does anyone have an idea what the closest burn characteristics are or if they go by another designation?

Thanks a lot!


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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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use both..WC-844 / WC-846 in 5.56 / 7.62, don't have my data handy (not home and don't know when at the moment) I do believe these to be WC-844 and WC-846, there is also these in WC-844T / WC-846T for loading tracers. they (wideners) are using SMP as noting it to be Surplus Military Powder, you can check here for some loads:

http://www.223reloads.com/home/223-5...g/wc-846-loads
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_42/33...load_data.html
http://www.223reloads.com/home/223-5...ad-information

WC 844 Pull down - Cross reference loading data for H335
WC 846 Pull down- Cross with BLC-2 or Win 748

HiTech Ammo has it also and if you catch them they also have the older 8208
Pat's Reloading, Jeff Bartlett...

some "lots" burn faster (hotter) than others always work up your loads..
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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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I do believe these to be WC-844 and WC-846,
And that is the big question..... since they are calling it something different. Chances are that is is just repackaged, though.

Definately thanks for the links and the references. It should be practical to load most of my mil-surps with something that resembles bl-c2.


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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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give them a call... they are a great bunch of people to deal with, have bought plenty components from them over the years.
those powders have used them with 55gr FMJ through 69gr in 5.56, 147 FMJ through 168gr in 7.62, with no problems, use the
loads to practice with. they both meter well through a powder measure, a little temperature sensitive. work up your loads and if lots
change do the same, some lots are hotter than others.

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give them a call...
Oh, I did. They did not have a reference or anything behoynd the name of the powder....


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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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Oh, I did. They did not have a reference or anything behoynd the name of the powder....
okay..still would venture to say this is WC powders ( and I know not assume ), you can also get "WC-844", "WC-846" from here:
http://www.hi-techammo.com/

Have purchased from these guys also, good service, etc.

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Old September 1st, 2011, 05:01 PM   #7
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Surplus 844 and 846 have been around along time and I have used jugs of the stuff. Google Pat McDonald surplus powder and ask pat what the current burn rate is. It will probably be somewhere around BL-C2 or H355.

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