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Post by KevinB on 2/28/2015, 1:02 pm

Just getting back into reloading and fortunately have some appropriate powders already in hand.  They are 10 or more years old but don't smell funny and have been sealed in original containers and stored in a cool basement.  I pound of Red Dot, 1/2 Lb. of W231 and this old can of Winchester.  Since packaging and names have changed I am wondering is this the same as the WST packaged today?
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Post by Bubba Blaster on 2/28/2015, 2:28 pm

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Kevin,
I'd call and check.

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Post by Wobbley on 2/28/2015, 5:56 pm

It is SIMILAR.  there is probably some older load data somewhere.

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Post by james r chapman on 2/28/2015, 7:17 pm

it's the same WST as now. the WST1 signifies it's a one (1) pound container. I'd use existing load data, just start on the low to mid and work up.

the container dates from the late 70's.
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Post by KevinB on 2/28/2015, 10:14 pm

It will be used for mild bullseye loads with a 200 grain Lswc so I feel I'm safe with it.

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Post by teg2658 on 3/2/2015, 7:52 am

WST came out in 1988/1989 time frame, it replaced Winchester 452AA. I was using 452AA at the time and did a lot of experimenting with WST and then went to it. I wore out a set of 1911 inserts in my Ransom Rest trying different powders in my 45s and always went back to WST. 3.8 grains behind a 200 grain H&G 68, 5.0 grains behind a Nosler 185 HP, 1.24 OAL for 50 yards. I use Winchester primers.
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Post by KevinB on 3/2/2015, 8:30 am

Thank you.

I called the company this morning and they said it is the exact same powder as the WST packaged today.

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Post by rich.tullo on 4/3/2015, 9:44 pm

I can never get WST to cycle my question below 4 gn. 

I will say 4.1 of WST over a 200gn swc when it's over 50 degrees outside is the most accurate powder 

I don't get their reloading manual as I have not seen pressure signs at 5 gn for 9mm or 45acp. Yes they won't give you load data but 3.8 to 4.2 gn of WST over jacked 124 gn 9mm works not  accurate but it will work fine.
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Post by noylj on 4/4/2015, 3:29 am

Umm, I loved 452AA but have been unsuccessful with WST. Much prefer Bullseye, Red Dot, and 231/HP38. I was really surprised how accurate 231/HP38 was.
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Post by rich.tullo on 4/4/2015, 7:08 am

I have been meaning to try red dot.
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Post by teg2658 on 4/4/2015, 9:48 am

Red Dot was the powder I used before 452AA. 3.8 to 4.0 behind a H&G 68. Only used it at 50 ft and 25 yds.

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