Originally Posted by highridge1
I have had great luck with RL25 in 338 ultra,338-378, 340 weatherby, 338 edge and the 300 mags . Low ES, great accuracy and better velocity than H1000. I will not use H1000 anymore due to it being inconsistent lot to lot. I have had lots I have had to change my loads up to 5 grs . Looking forward to trying some RL33
I am glad you like it. I really like H-1000 and use it where ever I can and in many rifles I have set up for others. No complaints. It was not the accuracy or ES that I didn't like with the RL's it was the temp/velocity swings. I shoot all year round and do a lot of practice all summer. I have one rifle left with RL powder, my 6br. I worked up the loads for it in the fall. At our last shoot here in Townsend I was shooting over everything so I checked zero first but it was good. Then we did a chronograph test with My oehler 35 and a Magneto speed
. There it was , close to a 50 fps increase in velocity in the warmer temps.
I can't say that RL33 will be the same, just that I want to see some field results first.
As for the lot to lot variation, I have seen it too but not to the extent you have. But that is why I have a good chrono anyway. I buy large lots of the same lot numbers if I can with all components. Any of them could vary and usually do to some extent.