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Old 10-12-2003, 11:20 PM
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Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

I am interested in temperature sensitivity, consistency lot to lot, and bore fouling after 20-30 rds.

I am aware of the Navy's tests in selecting Re22 for the A191 cartridge but also am aware that tests can be fudged for a desired result in favor or against any manufacturer, vendor, product, etc.
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Old 10-13-2003, 12:02 AM
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Re: Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

I have not found it to be temp sensitive. I've used it in my 416 Wby for quite a while now. At lower temps (20deg) I actually had an increase in MV by 20-30 fps over those that were fired at 65-75deg. I keep track of lot #'s and I've not found a noticable difference for quite a while. I did have to drop a load by 3gr in the very begining, but haven't had to ever since. I've got over 600 rounds through it now too. 80% of them were with the 400gr Barnes at the same load.
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Old 10-13-2003, 11:44 PM
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Re: Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

Ruffhewn-I use Re 22 also and really like it!!!! In fact I like most of their powders! I have found that just about any powder is affected by extreme temperature shift. Even the extreme powders like H4831sc are affected by heat. I have noticed that like BLC-2 in my 223 is not affected as say my larger caliber weapons. I had someone point out to me that some vertical stringing I got at 1000yds was due to inconsistent ignition and I should switch from a CCI250 primer to a Fed215m. The 250s shot ok in warmer weather but in the cooler weather they didn't. I chronographed the load with the 215s in cooler weather and found that the extreme spread decreased. I am now wondering if these temperature sensitivity issues aren't more primer related than powder related. Oh well I guess everyone here is in search of the magic BB too!!!
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Old 10-14-2003, 01:34 AM
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Re: Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

Brent and H-Bar, many thanks.

I am ecstatic over the results I am getting but I needed reassurance that a load I develop now would not dissapoint me in late January toward the end of deer season or while varminting next Summer.

The Navy tests were in temps from -40 to 125 deg F and various criteria had to be satisfied. Re22 was selected over Re19 and a couple IMR and AA powders. However, I trust info I get from members here more than a DoD test report.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:55 AM
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Re: Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

RuffHewn

I have found that RL22 is temperature sensitive and shows a wide lot to lot variance. You will have to completely retune the load every time you switch lots for best accuracy. Last year Alliant had a recall on one lot of RL22 that was super hot over the others. Not my first choice in powders any more. Go with a Hodgen Extreme first if possible. MRP is equivalent to RL22, not as temp sensitive and shows very little lot to lot variance. If you use it buy large 5 lb jugs to keep from retuning every time you buy a new 1lb jug.

I have found that you will run into pressur problems when the heat and humidity go up.

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Old 10-14-2003, 09:17 AM
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Re: Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

I bought a pound of RL22...Lot# 25083 that was about 8gr hotter than any other RL22 I've used.It was the last time I bought any..
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Old 10-14-2003, 09:27 AM
 
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Re: Any opinions on Alliant\'s Reloder22?

boyd that was the lot that was recalled.. i have 3 lbs sitting in my basement, ill make you a good price on them.
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