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Alternatives during powder shortage

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: Alternatives during powder shortage

IMR 4007SSC is a very good powder for the 6.5 Creedmoor as is AR Comp from Alliant Powder. Both have given me excellent velocity and burn very clean. I have used them with 123gr and 140gr bullets.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:32 AM
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Re: Alternatives during powder shortage

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Benchracer, Where do you live?
Unfortunately the retail stores in my area of Northern California have been completely bare.
Maybe supply is catching up I'll have to hit the highway and start looking again.
Thanks for the RL 17 heads up, someone else just recommended that powder as well.
I have seen and purchased Retumbo, H4350, and RL-17 in Nebraska (where I live) and Kentucky (where I visited friends), in February and March. While in Kentucky, I also saw a few places that had pretty much the full line of Winchester ball powders. Cabela's in Omaha had gotten some powders in during the month of April. They even had IMR 8208XBR, which surprised me a bit.

With the exception of Cabela's and Scheel's in Omaha, most of what I saw on the shelf was in smaller shops as opposed to the big box stores. Powder could be found, one just had to cast a bit wider net than usual.

As for the situation in northern California, it is conceivable that the sheer population there may be working against you. Who knows? If you have occasion to travel to some of the more out of the way places there or if you travel to some of the more lightly populated neighboring states, it may be worth it to keep a sharp eye out for reloading supplies.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: Alternatives during powder shortage

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[Have you searched various locations/QUOTE]

I''ve looked around on various sites, but I must admit as a total novice it can be overwhelming. I downloaded a chart the lists relative burn rates of various powders (had 145 listed).
Other than burn rate and temperature tolerance should I be looking at something else?

I see IMR 4007 that TJAY recommended is right in between Varget and H4350 for burn rate

Thanks for the input, I appreciate it
That website that I linked to WAS NOT that difficult to understand!!! Choose rifle...choose caliber...then choose bullet weight....and it will default to every poder thats OK for that bullet weight.

Ya got to read them partner....its not a video tape that talks to you
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: Alternatives during powder shortage

I am on back order list for bullets and powder.Then it just trickles in. notice today for Retumbo from sinclair,now Ill have 4 lbs.All was back order
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:58 PM
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Re: Alternatives during powder shortage

If you can get your hands on IMR4895 it'll work for both. The 123gr. and heavier in the 6mm and just about the full spectrum in the 7mm.

Since you live in NoCal have you tried Huntington Die Specialties in Oroville, Ca.
I've bought bullets from them before, I don't know what powder they may stock.
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