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WST Powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Neil Winston, Nov 27, 2009.

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  1. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    When I used it it was very clean, just what my 303 needed. I kept speed up to Light at least, but it worked great. In fact, I just used up a tall MEC bottle of it which must have been on the shelf for 10 years and it still worked like a charm, though I never liked the smell. All in all, I thought is was at the very top of anyone's line of powders.

    Twenty and a half grains of it in just about any top-grade components is as solid and trustworthy a load as I've ever used.

    Neil
     
  2. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Gotta agree with Neil on this one. Great powder, although a bit pricy. After all, it's the same powder used in AA's. Unfortunately, I also shot tons of it's predecessor, 452AA, in my old 1100. It had to be the dirtiest burning powder ever in a semi-auto!!
     
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    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    WST needs a really tight deep crimp in hulls that have not been reloaded more than a couple times...it is unavoidably dirtier if shot in low temps outdoors
     
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    I love this powder and it's predecessor 452AA! But as stated above It is dirty when loaded "light".I prefer to use it in the break open gun.Very soft shooting!19.5 grs per 1 oz load=1235fps in the STS with 12sl wad
     
  5. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I've used it for many years. It is great powder.

    I let the next shell clean the barrel - it's not big deal.

    I don't consider it a very soft shooting powder, however.

    Whiz
     
  6. Quack Shot

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    Great powder and a bit pricey. It works fine when loaded properly with reliable data. The AA hulls seem to have a slight advantage, with some loads giving slightly lower pressures than some loads in the STS. It's also very dense.
     
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    If you mix equal parts of 452AA and WSF together will that give you WST? HMB
     
  8. Rick Barker

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    Ditto to what Neil Winston said, even to the 20.5 grains, which I use in 1 oz and 7/8 oz loads. When loading 1-1/8 oz, I use 20.0 grains for max, and 18.5 for light. Yeah, it stinks and can leave residue in the barrel, but I don't care about that, because it turns my targets into inkblots, providing I am pointing the gun correctly.

    One extra benifit I find is I can find this powder just about anywhere, anytime. Everyone else is hooked on Clays, 700X or Red Dot, and those are the ones that are short in supply.
     
  9. Smithy47

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    I have been loading with WST for trap using 20 grains powder, Federal (Walmart)hulls, Winchester 209 primers with a 12SO wad, 1oz of shot. Smokes them from the 16 yard line. Light recoil and the cheap hulls seem to be holding up very well. Bob
     
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