View Full Version : Anyone in the Bay Area bought WC846?

12-19-2006, 7:51 AM
I'm tempted to pick some up, but I'd rather buy a pound of WC846 from someone to tinker with in my M1A before I commit to a big jug.

12-19-2006, 9:08 AM
I have WCC846 (military surplus powder), on the 8-lb jug it has load data for .223 and .308 calibers. Its burn rate is equivalent to BLC-2. I load it for my 7.5mmSwiss, 308, 30-06 surplus rifles, and they perform fine up to 100yrds(public line on the range). It's ball powder, so you get more uniform throw in your measurer. It burns not as clean as, say, Varget, then you're not paying as much for it either. It you can get it for under $80-90 for 8-lb, then I say go for it (ooh.. I forgot the hazmat fee, so it's about another $20)

12-19-2006, 9:11 AM
Funny you asked about 846. I noticed Pat's Reloading has new info on the 846 they carry:

POWDER SALE PRICES As of December 12th 2006

Get 4 to 6 units of Any types 844 or 846 and get HM Discount. You can mix ball and tracer types for case discount and HM discount.

WC-844, 223 Surplus, US Military powder, 8 lbs-84.99, 4-8's-79.99 ea

WC-844T(Tracer) Surplus for 223 Ball or tracer, 8lbs 84.99, 4-8's 79.99 each

Attention: All military 846 is in two types now, For use in Ball ammo with a Heat reduction added to powder and a Tracer type which burns at a higher temp to light tracer bullets

WC846 Surplus for all Ball Tips, 223/308, 8lb jugs 84.99, 4-8's $79.99 each; Government is getting 2-3 times barrel life now with this powder,

WC-846T ( for 308 Tracer) Surplus Powder for 223/308, 8 lbs $84.99, 4-8's 69.99 each

12-19-2006, 9:48 AM
Funny you asked about 846. I noticed Pat's Reloading has new info on the 846 they carry:

Yep. That's why I ask.

12-19-2006, 10:59 AM
Ty, I thiknk Joel has tried it.. I'll ask him after he gets home from work.. by the way, did Bud get you your coffee mug?

12-19-2006, 4:05 PM
Ty, I just got off the phone with Joel and he did use it 2 years ago and used the same load info for it as he used for Varget.. 40.0 for 200 and 300yds (168gr SMK) and 42.0gr for 600yds with the 175gr SMK

12-19-2006, 7:20 PM
Cool (I guess if you call buying powder "cool" that is). Thanks!


12-20-2006, 6:40 PM
So I can run 846 in my M1a... yes??

I keep getting wanred about bent op rods.

12-20-2006, 7:14 PM
I think it's a safe bet.