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Re: looks like rl25 is most popular powder?

While I 4831 isn't the best powder for the stw, it will do for moderate loads with mid weight bullets. I've used 4831 (forget which one- it was years ago) with fireforming loads in my old stw and they drove tacks, but my pops rifle hated them. Much better to go to rl22, rl25, h1000, retumbo, rl50, etc. depending on bullet weight. I'd not go to the bmg offerings unless you want to push a 175-180 grain pill.
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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.

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    It's nearly as easy to find as free ranging Pink Unicorns.

    Great powder though.
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    It's nearly as easy to find as free ranging Pink Unicorns.

    Great powder though.
    I gave some away (h1000) this last year because I didn't feel like playing with it again after getting out of it over ten years ago. Gave it to family to play with... I've already got every rl but 10 and a few hodgdon/Imr choices plus mil surp and other stuff. I don't need another powder on the shelf.
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    I gave some away (h1000) this last year because I didn't feel like playing with it again after getting out of it over ten years ago. Gave it to family to play with... I've already got every rl but 10 and a few hodgdon/Imr choices plus mil surp and other stuff. I don't need another powder on the shelf.
    Well...If you feel like giving away any Varget or 7828 SSC I'll take that off your hands. I'll even compensate for hazmat fees and shipping charges.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Gave away H-1000??? I have never wanted my family to like me that much...

    Actually we found some a while back at a Walmart no less. Same lot and bought all 11 lbs. Yeah I know, I am a hog. But I will shoot it up pretty darn quickly.

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    I drive tacks with 81grs IMR 7828, fed 215 primers, 140gr CT Ballistic Silvertips,,,tried shooting 140gr Berger VLD best group was 3 1/2" at 100yds. Did not try any other powder, figured shooting fingernail holes at 100 yds no reason to change.
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    Well...If you feel like giving away any Varget or 7828 SSC I'll take that off your hands. I'll even compensate for hazmat fees and shipping charges.
    Muddrunner how does the IMR 7828 ssc compare to the regular IMR 7828, does it really give faster volocity?
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