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440Aa Winchester shot shell powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by argus tuft, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. argus tuft

    argus tuft Member

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    I recently aquired an unopened of tin of Winchester 440AA shotshell powder, All my winchester books have no reference to this powder, I have info on 442 452 473 etc but no 440, does anyone have any wichester recommender loads for this powder

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  2. chuckie68

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    Check the first edition of The Lyman Shotshell Handbook. Copywrite 1969

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  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    With Chuck's gracious help. I was able to track 450ls and 500hs back to Lyman First Edition. Since then I have found a reference for most Winchester shotgun powders back to 1966. The powder you're asking about does not show up in any of the reference's? Are you sure the numbers are correct?

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  4. argus tuft

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    Hi Ajax

    Absolutely, 440AA I will try and get my son to upload aphoto of the tin

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  5. wayneo

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    I've got some data for 540AA 12 gauge heavy and 20 gauge standard loads. 540 is the same as HS-6. I can't remember any 440? Better call Hodgdon.

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  6. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    There is some interesting stuff on 440 Winchester powder if you track it down on the net. It seems like it was powder made for export to Australia. People have some speculation on what the American equivalent is.

    Ajax
     
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