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Old 03-25-2013, 07:30 PM
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Bounty hunter, I would love to try some MRP but it's tough to find around here.I have been thinking about trying MRP for a few weeks now. I know it's way more consistent than RL 22. I think Norma cherry picks the good batches and the rest becomes RL 22. If I had a just enough to shoot a few rounds to verify that it was a good candidate for the 6.5 BPX, I would try to find ten pounds.

------ RHB
I have heard exactly that! The RL powders are Normas seconds......Rich
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:37 PM
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I have heard exactly that! The RL powders are Normas seconds......Rich
So how do we get firsts???
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:27 PM
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So how do we get firsts???
Buy Norma
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:14 PM
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Re: New 6.5 Idea

XMAS is coming early in Utah. package will go out tomorrow.

Graf and Sons and Black Hills were the only two distributors of MRP and last I knew one shipment a year.

7-8 yrs ago, five of us bought the entire shipment. I had 50 lbs originally. I am down to about 9 lbs left.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:55 PM
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Bounty Hunter, Thank you so much for the help. This will certainly speed up the powder testing for me. Good things happen on L.R.H. for sure. Let me know how I can repay you ?? RHB
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 PM
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Bounty Hunter, Thank you so much for the help. This will certainly speed up the powder testing for me. Good things happen on L.R.H. for sure. Let me know how I can repay you ?? RHB
Let me know how this works out. I might want a barrel chambered IF recoil is not an issue. I just had three discs taken out of my neck and all fused togher and my 338 Lapua Ack Imp has to find a new home and maybe my WSMs.

That leaves me with a 25-06 Tikka T3 and a custom 6.5x47 semi tactical steel match rifle.

parachute accidents and old age sucks.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:27 PM
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Sorry to hear about your neck fusion. I had my lower back fused back in the 80s,'twas no fun. It all worked out in the long run. Good luck with the healing process!!!
The recoil is not much at all, about like a 223. Of course it has our titanium brake on it! It's not a bad kicker even without the brake. The issue is still the brass. I'm still trying to streamline the process so it's not so expensive!--- Thanks again --- RHB
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