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7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

 
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:51 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

just looked at Midway for the nosler 168 accoubond LR that were supost to be on the shelf this spring.. ( i think spring has come and gone) there web sight said 7-5-13 avalibility. i think this is going to be the cats meow for long range hunting. the BC is reported to be .652 for the 168...

If i don't draw a rifle tag then it will not make any difference anyway. i draw my general deer tag for bowhunting as the season runs from 8-15 to 11-30... my needed drug fix .. with 9 kids and a stay at home wife i keep hunting in prepective... as it should be..
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Just a heads up. I was at R. W. Harts over the week end and they
had RL-25 in 1# bottles and I saw a 8# jug setting on the counter.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:29 AM
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I spoke with a a distributor a couple weeks ago and he told me that the reason you will see Alliant powders and not see others is that Alliant is the only powder company that manufactures their powder in the US. All others are imported. He said that this is significant because there was a change in regulations on importing powder. He went on to say that the amount of powder allowed on a container ship has been cut in half. So it will take a long time for supply to catch up with demand according to him. Also, he said that with this regulation-driven shortage, what powder they are able to import is being sold to the big manufacturers, not us handloaders.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:32 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Bobs. All i can find is hodgdon products. I haven't seen any Alliant. Northeast Alabama.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:35 AM
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I spoke with a a distributor a couple weeks ago and he told me that the reason you will see Alliant powders and not see others is that Alliant is the only powder company that manufactures their powder in the US. All others are imported. He said that this is significant because there was a change in regulations on importing powder. He went on to say that the amount of powder allowed on a container ship has been cut in half. So it will take a long time for supply to catch up with demand according to him. Also, he said that with this regulation-driven shortage, what powder they are able to import is being sold to the big manufacturers, not us handloaders.
Partly true.... The slower rl series alliant powders are either made in sweden or switzerland. The Win "ball" and Hodgdon spherical powders come from st marks in florida for the most part. The manufacturers/ distributors are all globally sourcing this stuff to make a full line of powders. It's the powder company equivalent of "would you like fries with that??"

You like whizbang #1 from alliant in your 223; why wouldn't you try one of their shotgun powders if you are trying a new load.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:09 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I like the Alliant powders. But I have had more consistancy with H1000 in my magnums. The consistancy from lot to lot with Varget is also incredible.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:19 PM
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Partly true.... The slower rl series alliant powders are either made in sweden or switzerland. The Win "ball" and Hodgdon spherical powders come from st marks in florida for the most part. The manufacturers/ distributors are all globally sourcing this stuff to make a full line of powders. It's the powder company equivalent of "would you like fries with that??"

You like whizbang #1 from alliant in your 223; why wouldn't you try one of their shotgun powders if you are trying a new load.
Lefty you clearly know more than me on this subject. What I found interesting was what the guy told me about the change in the quantity they are now allowing on a ship.
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