WST vs BE comparison

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WST vs BE comparison

Post by Paper-Puncher on Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:03 pm

With all things being equal . Gun, Bullet,...etc. Has anyone compared WST to BE in ransom rest testing ? Ive been useing alot of WST in the revolver and want to try it in the .45 . I know all guns have their preferred diet but was just curious of anyone did a head to head comparison in the .45 with both powders....

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Re: WST vs BE comparison

Post by jakuda on Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:01 am

Neil from NSK sales did at one point with many powders and posted his findings on the old bullseye archive. The takeaway is that all powders can push a bullet to extreme 2" or smaller groups but the most important factor is the bullet itself (quality of the casting of a cast bullet vs a swaged bullet vs a jhp like a nosler). That being said, in his testing he prefers 4.2 wst (and titegroup) over 4.0gn BE, but that the differences are quite minimal.

We are better served getting consistent powder charges and perfect bullets instead of what type of powder to use.

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Re: WST vs BE comparison

Post by DavidR on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:14 am

WST tested well in my ransome tests and was less dirty than bullseye, both were about the same accuracy level with 185 lead bullets, it does take more wst than be to achieve the same results. The reason i passed it up for bullseye is its smell when fired, smells like a urine soaked baby diaper was just passed under your nose lol!

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Re: WST vs BE comparison

Post by Paper-Puncher on Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:08 pm

A urine soaked diaper....Laughing To my nose , I really dont notice much of a smell but my sense of smell is gone thx to 25yrs worth of weilding ,plasma cutting and such...I like WST as it is cleaner than anything else Ive try'd and its slower burn rate makes for a softer feel in the recoil..it shoots very well in my revolver...I plan on loading some up for this coming weekend ...I plan on like 4.1 as thats what my powder dump will let me throw...I would also like to try some swaged 200gr LSWC's instead of the hard cast stuff Ive been useing....



Jakuda..I tend to agree good bullets and consistency are probably more important than a specific powder....But with that being said WST tends to be very consistant in the velocity it produce's ...I shot my .38 loads over a freinds chrono and the standard devation was like 13-14 fps so that powder does have my interest ...BE was a bit higher around 22 or so I believe...either way it would be nice to use just one powder for the .38 and .45...

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