Re: retumbo not workn
+1 on the RL25 and H1000
Every time I have had trouble getting a large magnum to shoot good with the powders I wanted to use, RL25 pulls it all together. Including a couple big 338's such as one 338 RUM and one Lazzeroni 8.59 Titan. Also experienced the same thing with 2 different 300 RUM's.
I always try H1000 and Retumbo first and if things are good then great. If not, then I run RL25. I have not found it to be nearly as temp sensitive as some make it out to be. Others also rationalize that RL powders arent consistent from lot to lot but I would like someone to show me a powder that is the same from lot to lot including the H powders.
Dont ge me wrong. Hodgdon makes awesome stuff, I just also believe that so does Alliant and my personal experience has been that RL25 has worked in more rifles for me at the best velocities than the H powders combined. Right now H1000 is working for me in my 338 EDGE but I will experiment with RL25 before I settle on a load.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.