Originally Posted by Mateo
What kind of accuracy, pressures are you getting with H1000 vs. rl33? I hear the 4S loves the H1000. Curious what you found in the SS that made you go RL33. I've been collecting H1000 for my 6.5 SS build and wonder if I should get RL33 too. Also with 7saum available in R-P brass wouldn't that save some headache forming? I know R-p brass isn't as consistent as norma brass. But if you sorted it by weight, would that make it as good as norma brass? I ask because I can buy 7saum brass easily, but norma brass is as rare as owls teeth right now.
Whenever I see a thread on the 6.5 SS I get excited! It's such a brilliant design. Can't wait to shoot it!
I don't have exact data yet on increase in velocity between H1000 and RL 33 with the 160's, but I think it is safe to say 150' with equal pressure. That will change your mind in a hurry when you shoot a .3 at 3086' with a perfectly safe load
Also, early minimal tests show good ES and I hear it is quite temp tolerant as well.
You can use RP brass with a little less hassle, but I don't mind at all because for me, the difference is worth it! As you say, the RP requires more case prep to get consistency including weighing, flash hole chamfering, etc. The Norma has to be turned, but to me, that is much easier than fussing with the RP; especially with the end result. This is not to say good results can not be attained with RP, and I have quite a bit that I will probably end up using sometime. Or, maybe I'll sell it to someone who likes it