All I have is Win 231 powder. What canI do with it?

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All I have is Win 231 powder. What canI do with it?

Post by DEF » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:41 pm

A friend loaned me a few pounds of 231 powder. I would like to use it for my 8.5", 1 in 8 twist AR pistol. Don't care if it's sub or super. Don't care what bullet weight. Any ideas?

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Re: All I have is Win 231 powder. What canI do with it?

Post by dellet » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:55 pm

Do you care if the action cycles?

If the answer to that is yes, the best you can do is post your location and maybe someone has something to trade.

There are some loads listed in the subsonic single shot section for hand fed rifles

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Re: All I have is Win 231 powder. What canI do with it?

Post by DEF » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:19 pm

Sierra Match King 175 W231 5.8 1069 10 Wolf srm 2.100
This looks interesting.

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Re: All I have is Win 231 powder. What canI do with it?

Post by BJK » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:44 pm

In a 10.3" barrel I'm loading Maker 85s to 2300fps with 231 and with good accuracy.

Working on 125s at 2100 with it too. I'm using Maker bullets only because I suspect they'll expand, but I suspect non expanding 125s would work with 231. All depends what you want... just make holes or make holes and scramble things beyond the hole. Check with the bullet mfgr to see what velocity is required for expansion, but generally varmint bullets will expand at our velocity and anything else won't. Generally. Their tech lines will give you what you need.

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Re: All I have is Win 231 powder. What canI do with it?

Post by rebel » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:21 pm

Good luck fellas. That powder is super fast and is a shotgun powder. There is a reason it's not in the load data. Maybe the reason you may be cycling is because you are overgassed in the first place? I understand stuff is rough to find, don't screw up and double charge that, and don't think you are so good that it can't happen. I'm glad your getting to make stuff go bang, but that powder is far from optimal on MOST loads. Be careful.
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