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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  6:49:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone tell me if these 2 powders are the same, just relabled? I cant find anymore H870 and it works great in my 25-06 and 7mm mag. It appeares that the burn rate is nearly identical but I want to be certain. thanks.

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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  7:37:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hodgdon makes the H870, however, as of July 15, 2002, they stop offering/making it. H869 is probably mislabeled. There's a US869 that Hodgdon also makes. Having said that, they are different powders.


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Posted - 10/20/2010 :  8:26:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This might be of help to you. The us869 is two steps slower than the h870 Bob

Edited by - babun on 10/20/2010 8:27:49 PM
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Posted - 10/21/2010 :  11:31:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info. Its actually slower burning than H870. That should work out well since H870 isnt made anymore that I can find.
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