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I tried some W296 powder with 240gr heavy loads and found that this powder shot a hole with these 240gr bullets at 20 yds. With H110 they group good but don't make a hole. My gun has a 5.5" barrel the rounds were going alittle over 1400 fps. This is the first time I used W296. I always used H110. Any thoughts? :D
 

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Well I guess the lot of W296 I got 4# of is a little slower. When I shot those they were going 20 fps slower then the rounds I have fired with H110. So I looked it up in the load book and it said to load 24.5gr for 1400 fps and for H110 24gr. So anyway thats what I did load 24.5gr of W296. I've been reloading forover 30 years. I have found that the load books aren't very accurate with fps thats why I use my conagraph.

As far as the rounds going into one hole with W296 and not with H110. I may have been holding the revolver a little tighter cause I know H110 gives tight groups. :D
 

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I had a problem with H110 or W296 what ever loseing it power if not fired in a year. I was hopeing that W296 would be a remedy to this problem. From what I read I guess not. :D
 

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I don't have any problem with my rifle powders and most of my revolver and pistol powders it is just a few. H110 is one. I could load some 44 mag loads or 357 mag using H110 and it would be fine for a year but beyond that those rounds would lose their power. I have excepted that with H110.

Unique is another one but the power company corrected that.

I will try ths W296 even if it is the same as H110 for a year or so and see what happens. I've heard good things about W296. :D
 

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I see in the Hornady manual that it lists vectan sp2 with 25.3 grs and the H110 with 24.8 grs for the 240 gr bullets. Those loads seem a little HOT to me. The most I have ever loaded with H110 is 24 grs and the 240 gr bullet did 1430 fps with my Redhawk 5 1/2 " barrel :D
 
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