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got a question, is there a winchester powder that is the same as H335 (like the W231 is the same as HP-38) and is there a list of powders that are the same ?
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its not the same but W748 is in the same 'wheelhouse' as H335
 

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Nothing like online searches. It looks like H335 and WC844 (Olin Corp, but it may only be available as a mil surplus?) are the same. You'll need to verify yourself.

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Why not just skip buying Winchester powder altogether and just buy Hodgdon powders. Hodgdon is the distributor for both and Winchester makes some of the Hodgdon powders. The label on the can makes no difference for these equivalents.
 

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thanks for the help, what I have is powder from a old shooter who has passed away some time back and I suspect that this re-canned powder that is marked Winchester ball / H335 might be the mil surplus WC844 but will have to due more checking be for using it, thought about buying a can of new H335 and comparing it with a magnifying glass would this be a good comparison?
 

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thanks for the help, what I have is powder from a old shooter who has passed away some time back and I suspect that this re-canned powder that is marked Winchester ball / H335 might be the mil surplus WC844 but will have to due more checking be for using it, thought about buying a can of new H335 and comparing it with a magnifying glass would this be a good comparison?
If you have a bottle of uknown powder your best choice would be to use it as fertalizer for the bushes around your house.
 

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Deerspy:

The linked chart is not an equivalency chart but powders that are within 5% of each other, whatever that means (???).

Re-package powder (not in its original canister) is a safety issue. DO NOT USE IT! Throw it into the flow beds as fertilizer. While it may look the same as another powder nothing less than a chemical analysis will prove what it really is. You get it wrong and you may get to buy a new gun and spend time in the hospital with unknown results to your body. Reloading is safe if you follow the rules and one rule is to NOT use unknown powders, like powder in a different canister than it came in from the factory.

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yeah i wouldnt use it man. The problem with the can being labeled "wichester ball" is that winchester only makes about a half dozen different ball powders. And the real danger is if you assume its say W748 and try to load a full case of .308, say somewhere around 45 grains of it, and it is actually W296, youre probably going to have a 'rifle grenade' go off in your face. W296 and W748 look identical to each other, as does W760. they are all 3 very fine spherical propellants. And 3 very different powders

Stay safe and sprikle it on the flowers. at most youre out 25 bucks for a new, known, safe pound of powder.
 
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