Anyone still use Thunderbird 2208?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Voca308, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Voca308

    Voca308 New Member

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    Jan 25, 2011
    I have over 80# and am wondering what to do with it. I got in a estate sale and thought it was something else. Oops.
     
  2. noylj

    noylj Active Member

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    Jul 27, 2007
    Never heard of it. "Thunderbirds are go!"
    If worse comes to worse, you have 80# of excellent fertilizer.
    It had to be good for something. You might google it and see what comes up.
     

  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I think I still have some Thunderbird in the closet. Stuff always gave me a nasty hangover, I'll stick with the Night Train. :D
     
  4. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

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    Jan 22, 2009
    Deck the halls with boughs of trolling.....fa-la-la-la-la....la-la-la-la.
     
  5. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    my sentiments exactly..... buys 80#'s at an estate sale and "doesn't know" what he's buying???????
     
  6. Archie

    Archie Active Member

    I did a Bing Search for Thunderbird 2208. At the Cast Boolits website forum, there is a thread in the "Canister and Surplus" category discussing this powder.

    In short, it's a surplus powder used for .223 Rem or 5.56NATO, .308 Win and .30-06. Check over there for contacts, not much loading information posted.

    For loading generic .308 and .30-06 loads, if the price was right, eighty pounds would be very useful.
     
  7. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    620
    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia

    You should try moving up to Mad Dog 20/20. :D
     
  8. medalguy

    medalguy Member

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    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    That's a really old benchrest powder. I used it years ago but ran out long ago and don't have any data for it. If you can't find any data, I'd offer it for sale on one of the auction forums. There are lots of people out there who have used it and likely still have the data, and it would be quite useful to them. Does it smell ok?

    Here's a link to an article I found on this excellent powder:

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/imr-8208-xbr-review-1.php
     
  9. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    620
    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    The only problem I see with that is it will have to be shipped hazmat. I doubt he is licensed to do that.
     
  10. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    627
    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Have to be FTF deal. :rolleyes:
     
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