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What surplus powders, and charge weights are you guy's using for the 50bmg in the M2hb ???
Thanks, for any help. Greg
 

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WC860,WC872,WC867,IMR5010,AA#8700...are just a few of many available. Wideners has several types of these military ball and extruded powders. As with any loading info,you must know the bullet weight before you even think about powder load. WC860 was used by all military mfg's. and is listed as the standard powder for all .50 BMG loads,all bullet weights....except tracer and APIT. (Army field manual). With a standard ball (670 gr) bullet,manual lists 230 gr. of WC860. I've had no problems with a 225 gr. load,as it will function my M2HB FA and shoot well in my State-Arms bolt gun too. Check several of the internet sources and manuals for specific loads and data. Stay safe...READ and HEED....
 

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WC860,WC872,WC867,IMR5010,AA#8700...are just a few of many available. Wideners has several types of these military ball and extruded powders. As with any loading info,you must know the bullet weight before you even think about powder load. WC860 was used by all military mfg's. and is listed as the standard powder for all .50 BMG loads,all bullet weights....except tracer and APIT. (Army field manual). With a standard ball (670 gr) bullet,manual lists 230 gr. of WC860. I've had no problems with a 225 gr. load,as it will function my M2HB FA and shoot well in my State-Arms bolt gun too. Check several of the internet sources and manuals for specific loads and data. Stay safe...READ and HEED....
Thanks I have 16#'s of wc860t , 5010 that I got from pats years ago. I was using it in my single shot rifle (ferret 50) 750 A max 215gr (wc860) shot well. Haven't used of the 5010. Was just curious what works in the M2HB. Plan on (670 gr) ball, APIT.
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WC 846t is military use for tracers, if you can find it. WC0846 (no 't') burns too cool to light em up consistently. MR5010 or RA-NC-167 are also good.

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