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  1. Dudedog
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    Anybody seen in WSF available online?
    All my usual places seem to be out.
     
  2. Blue68f100

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    I saw some advertised over a month ago, but none recently.

    I'm still setting on a 8 # jug. To bad your not close to me.
     
  3. tightgroup tiger

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    If you can't find any I would switch to Auto Comp until I could find some. I'll vouch for this stuff, it's good and it's available from Midway USA.
    It's slower than WSF but it works really well in 9mm.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2900161222?pid=161222 and it's available.
    I have a full pound of WSF here you could have, but don't know how to get it to you.
     
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    I'd love to find some as well! I used it to replicate AA 20ga loads... until I ran out.

    I was able to secure 8lbs of WIN572 for my 20ga loads. That should hold me for a while. Meanwhile, I'll keep looking for WSF!
     
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    Not out yet, but am down to 2lb, so I thought I would order some only to discover there doesn't seem to be any about.:(
    I normally try to order primers and powder together so only on hazmat charge but unlikely that will be possible given the way things are now.....
     
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    Keep looking. I’ve seen it recently, maybe Brownells?

    I was using it for heavy 1 1/8 12 gauge loads. Like you, I got down to 2 lbs and stopped, saving it for 1 1/4 oz hunting loads.
     
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    be careful posting things like that. I'm in tyler and running low on my wsf......
     
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    I'm afraid that WSF is not on Hodgdon's priority list, but I found use for this powder during the 08 shortage. With limited data not many people use it, I found that it works very well for .44 spl. and 45 acp. For me WSF is a Unique replacement. It does pretty well in 9x19 but I prefer Be-86 in the 124gr bullet range.
     
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    Last time I went to Cabela's they "had" 2 8# jugs of WSF one for me and one for my wife. Haven't seen any since.
    I use it in both 20 and 12 gauge.
    Have heard it's what Winchester uses in AA's in 20 gauge.
     
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    The last time I was in the LGS in Mount Pleasant he had a 8# jug of WSF. It's been a while since I've stopped by, don't know if it's still there.
     
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    Has anyone ordered from Selway Armoury?

    Name seems familiar.
     
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    I have not, but they're legit, as listed on the current ATF FFL list. All the online info is a match. That does not guarantee good customer service, but they're no scam.
     
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    I checked both Sportsman's Warehouse and North40 the other day, and they had nothing. CFE Pistol should be close to WSF, if you have it. I haven't done a lot of WSF loads, but I'll check my load data to see if any other powder is close.

    What is the load that you are using?
     
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    I have a couple lbs of CFE-P that's a couple years old, may burn it up.
     
  16. LiveLife

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    IME, CFE Pistol is slightly slower burning than WSF and not as flexible as WSF at lighter powder charges but capable of accurate loads. I think BE-86 and Power Pistol are closer to WSF.

    These are other comparable powders to WSF as BE-86/Power Pistol may be just as unobtanium as WSF (Many like Ramshot Silhouette) - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/same-comparable-close-powders-under-different-labels.890893/#post-12318114
    • BE-86
    • Power Pistol
    • Accurate No. 5
    • Shooters World Auto Pistol/Lovex D036-03
    • Vihtavuori N330/N340
    • Unique
    • Universal
    • Vectan Ba9
    • Herco
    • CFE Pistol
    • AutoComp
    • Shooters World Ultimate Pistol/Lovex D036-07
    • Ramshot Silhouette
     
  17. hk45shootist

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    Universal is pretty close to WSF in 45ACP. Love them both.
    Ramshot Trueblue for hot loads. Meters like water.
     
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    I’m a Silhouette fan. But I saw Power Pistol either yesterday or today. Probably Midsouth or Brownells.
     
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    I have Universal, CFE-P, HP38,a little Shilouette, some Sport Pistol and a tiny dab of N330, was just hunting for WSF.
    I forgot ammo seek, brain fart. :eek:
     
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    No, you are just getting closer to retirement where you can't hear, can't see, can't think, can't remembers ... Oh joy. :D
     
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  21. vaalpens

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    In 9mm it seems that CFE Pistol is acting like a faster powder than Power Pistol. Here are some of my data for comparison. I don't have a direct comparison between WSF and CFE Pistol, but CFE Pistol seems slower than WSF, but faster than BE86 and Power Pistol.

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