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Recommended WST Loads

Post by AllAces on Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:52 pm

Any recommended 25 yard WST loads for the following:

200 gr LSWC
185 gr LSWC
185 gr HP LSWC

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by LenV on Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:01 pm

4.2, 4.2 and 4.2  I like the K.I.S.S. principle. You might be able to work down from that but those are good starting loads.

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by messenger on Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:05 pm

I have been running 4.2 WST with Zero 185 LSWCHP at 25 yards with good results. I shot my best match 50 yard slow fire (96/4X) with 4.6 WST with the same bullet.

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by SteveT on Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:45 pm

+1

4.2gr for both 185 and 200 lead

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by dronning on Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:00 pm

SteveT wrote:+1

4.2gr for both 185 and 200 lead

+1 make that one more for 4.2.

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by DavidR on Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:36 pm

3.9 wst works great long line for the 200 and  the short line for 185 lswc, 4.6 drills out the X @ 50 yards with a zero/magnus 185 fmj-hp

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by rich.tullo on Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:26 pm

AllAces wrote:Any recommended 25 yard WST loads for the following:

200 gr LSWC
185 gr LSWC
185 gr HP LSWC
WST is reverse temperature sensitive and gets faster when its colder out. Below 30 degrees it does not function well at all. Its more accurate in my opinion than Bulleseye and almost as clean as VV310. 

I think it smells like DOA from a fire buts it is a good powder and better than many I tried including VV320 and VV310. I like VV310 but WST is better. No powder better for 38 special than WST. It is soft clean and amazingly accurate as compared to Bulls eye which is a great 38 special powder. 

Below 3.9 gns it may shoot ok with a light spring but it is dirty leaving bits of unspent powder at crimp = 0.469. 

Hot Weather above 60 degrees

200 gr LSWC       4.0
185 gr LSWC       4.1
185 gr HP LSWC  4.1


Cold Weather above 40 degrees F 


200 gr LSWC        4.2/4.3
185 gr LSWC        4.2/4.4
185 gr HP LSWC   4.2/4.3

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by DavidR on Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:06 pm

rich.tullo wrote:
AllAces wrote:Any recommended 25 yard WST loads for the following:

200 gr LSWC
185 gr LSWC
185 gr HP LSWC
WST is reverse temperature sensitive and gets faster when its colder out. Below 30 degrees it does not function well at all. Its more accurate in my opinion than Bulleseye and almost as clean as VV310. 

I think it smells like DOA from a fire buts it is a good powder and better than many I tried including VV320 and VV310. I like VV310 but WST is better. No powder better for 38 special than WST. It is soft clean and amazingly accurate as compared to Bulls eye which is a great 38 special powder. 

Below 3.9 gns it may shoot ok with a light spring but it is dirty leaving bits of unspent powder at crimp = 0.469. 

Hot Weather above 60 degrees

200 gr LSWC       4.0
185 gr LSWC       4.1
185 gr HP LSWC  4.1


Cold Weather above 40 degrees F 


200 gr LSWC        4.2/4.3
185 gr LSWC        4.2/4.4
185 gr HP LSWC   4.2/4.3
Clean, not in my gun! maybe slightly better than bullseye but not even close to v 310. As with all powders the hotter the load the cleaner they burn but I'm getting one hole accuracy at 25 yds with 3.9 but its dirty. Smells like used baby diapers when fired too.

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by Bubba Blaster on Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:31 pm

"WST is reverse temperature sensitive and gets faster when its colder out."

Can you show me where you've read this information ? I've read this about 452AA but I'm yet to read this about WST till now.

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by DavidR on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:01 pm

Bubba Blaster wrote:"WST is reverse temperature sensitive and gets faster when its colder out."

Can you show me where you've read this information ? I've read this about 452AA but I'm yet to read this about WST till now.
WST replaced 452AA  but many say the load data is different, so maybe its different in some small way.

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by orpheoet on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:19 pm

I'm fairly new to the sport but I love WST.
200 lswc 4.5gr long line
160 lswc 4.1gr short line
185 jhp 4.5gr EIC and my new long line

In .38
158 lswc 3.3 gr
148 hbwc 2.7 gr

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by rich.tullo on Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:56 pm

All I am saying is its a great powder but more sensitive to cold than Bullseye. It is a single base powder like vv310. 

I read on maybe the 1911 site that the difference is about 50FPS, not much. 

Excellent Powder and I would not trade it for anything. 

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by Blsi2600 on Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:01 pm

VV310 is Single Base short stick  

WST is Double Base various size ball

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Re: Recommended WST Loads

Post by teg2658 on Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:44 am

3.8 grains of WST behind my hand cast H&G 68 bullet and Winchester primers. At a 25 yd indoor 1800 I shot a 893 with this load.

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