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Old 09-24-2013, 10:32 PM
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Reloder 33

Anyone using Reloder 33 for anything besides what it was designed for? Which is the 338 LM I believe.

Also, is it a small grained powder like the PP 4000 stuff?
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:05 AM
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Re: Reloder 33

Roy , it's bigger grain . I'd say about the same size as H1000 . I'll be using it in a 338 lapua with 300 grain accubonds .
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:11 AM
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Re: Reloder 33

I might try it in my 300 wby. quickload seems to be ok 100% fill cap & 2800 fps give or take a little
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:44 AM
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Re: Reloder 33

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I might try it in my 300 wby. quickload seems to be ok 100% fill cap & 2800 fps give or take a little


take a look at H1000 or IMR 7828 for your 300 wby , Jim
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:46 AM
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Re: Reloder 33

Have used it in quite a few cartridges since I received my first 8 lbs over a year ago. It is slower than Retumbo. With no load data listed I started just under Retumbo's max load data and worked up from there.

The cartridges listed below worked excellently with RL-33. The ones that formerly used either RL-25 or Retumbo had higher velocities with RL-33

257 weatherby and 110 gr accubonds
6mm-284 and 105 gr Berger match target hybrids
two 7mm/375 Rugers with 180 gr Berger match target hybrids
300 Rum and 230 gr Berger match target hybrids


Also tried a moly coated 162 A-max with a 24" 7 Rem mag. Ran out of powder space using a 6" drop tube and barely duplicated the original Retumbo load. Didn't try a 180 which might have shown improvements in velocity.

My opinion is that RL-33 works best with heaviest for caliber bullets.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:45 AM
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Re: Reloder 33

I got some to play with, it makes Retumbo look like fine metering powder! Going to be playing with it in some stuff, it seems interesting so far, we haven't loaded into a case that would not really see a large benefit but it has matched other loads in speed but with better ES and looks like very good accuracy.
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it makes Retumbo look like fine metering powder!
So, I take it that I shouldn't give it a try in the 270 AM which bridged big time with RL-25?
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