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Old 01-09-2014, 11:59 AM
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looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

Hey guys, I've got brass , bullets (168 vlds) now I need powder. I've got some IMR 4831 but checking my old book it does not show that powder as a suggestion. Looking at the reloading forum the most popular powder seems to be rl25 with somewhere around 79-82 grains being in the final cut-off point. Ya'll have need doing this longer than I so I'm asking , is this where you would start from scratch? And what about primers--I've got some CCI magnum primers from years ago , I was going to start with those unless they are not recommended , Thanks, Mike
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:27 PM
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Re: looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

Mike, I would add what rifle caliber you are working with. Would not want to assume it a 7 REM Mag if it was 280 , 7 STW , RUM or something else. I see this is under the STW forum but it never hurts to make sure we are all on the same page

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Old 01-09-2014, 01:07 PM
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Re: looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

Yes ,I have a Rem 7mm STW Sendaro. I have been told it has 1:9.25 twist, all factory. Recently gotten interested in some long range shooting so I am attempting to convert my 140 grain factory hunting rounds to some 168 vld long range hunting and target rounds. Trying to save time and money ( short on both ) and my wife says that until she gets her vacation no more guns! So I'm tring to convert my old standby and get back into reloading, Thanks, Mike
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Re: looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

I have used H-1000 with 180's in the STW and H1000 with 168's in the 7mm REM. I think it is a good powder if you can find some.

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Re: looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

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I have used H-1000 with 180's in the STW and H1000 with 168's in the 7mm REM. I think it is a good powder if you can find some.

Jeff
I use H1000 as well.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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Re: looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

Well , now I'm torn, my Nosler Book does show H1000 and it also is their most accurate powder they tested. I guess you can't argue with success, any recommendations on locating some? Do ya'll like magnum primers?
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:52 PM
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Do ya'll like magnum primers?
I would , especially if cold hunts are in the future.

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