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Accurate 1680 Powder for 32/20 Rifle

Has anyone used Accurate 1680 powder for a 32/20? I have a Stevens model 44 in 32/20 and a mess of A1680 powder. I use cast 100 gr bullets. What is a safe load for the old Stevens? I am not wanting a bear killing load, just something to plink with. Cannot find much on the net, except for a `92 Winchester and they are much stronger. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


  • AmbroseAmbrose Member Posts: 2,996 ✭✭✭

    I have used that powder in the .221 FireBall (rifle) with good results but, of course, that is a completely different application. The burn rate of AA1680 is a bit slower than IMR4227 and I found data for IMR4227 in a couple of my loading manuals for the .32-20 cartridge with a max charge of 14 to 15 grains with a 100 gr. jacketed bullet. I guess, if I were you, I'd try it, but be prepared for hang-fires and miss-fires. In these days, you have to use what's on hand. Good luck.

  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 3,099 ✭✭✭

    It is a little slow for your application, I think. You will wind up wasting a lot of powder. It is a copy of WW680 which was designed for 7.62x39, which has a larger case and shoots 123 grain bullets.

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