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H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

 
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:06 AM
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H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

I have a Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW (actually two of them) and am looking for help with a load.

I have been reloading this past year with 140 gr. AB with 85.5 gr. H1000 and had really good results with low ES/ED, nice velocity (3,450 fps) and tight groupings (less than 1/2 MOA)

I am excited about the new Long Range Accubonds and I plan on buying the 168/175 gr. for my 7mm STWs.

Though I've had good results with H1000 for the 140 gr. Accubonds I've heard that Retumbo is better for heavier bullets, i.e., above 160 gr.

What's the best powder out of these two in these bullet weights (168/175 gr.)?

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

Not to over simplify, but from what I've experienced, if you're looking for the best accuracy, use H1000. If you're looking for the highest velocity, use Retumbo. But every gun is different. You'll have to test both.
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Re: H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

I use a fairly stiff charge of Retumbo in my STW using the 168gr LRX bullets, and I haven't tried h1000 in it yet. I have a pound of h1000 for the 338 edge, and I can't get anymore for a while to be able to experiment with the STW. I think either will be fine, as their burn rates are really close
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

Give them both a try and report your results. Either powder is capable of producing extremely accurate loads. Both powders have their strong suits. H1000 leans more toward consistency with decent velocity and Retumbo leans more toward velocity with decent consistency.
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Re: H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

Thanks for the feedback so far.

Anybody have anymore thoughts on this?

Thanks!
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Re: H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

You don't really have any LR Accubonds yet do you? And if you do, rubbing it in is OK as long as you tell us where you got them. I thought us earth mortals had at least two or more months before we could get them.
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Re: H1000 or Retumbo with New 168/175 LR Accubonds?

I shoot 168 vld hunting with retumbo out of 7wsm has been very accurate.
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