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Unread 06-29-2011, 02:35 AM
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Powder choice

Hi there,
I live in France, and it is proving very difficult to source any H4350. I am want advice, possible alternatives. I am shooting 260 Remington with 130 Berger hunting VLDs.
Many thanks, Andy.
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    Unread 06-29-2011, 07:19 AM
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    Re: Powder choice

    IMR 4350, Accurate 4350, Viht N150, Reloader 19 are some powders in the same burn rate that will work.

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    Reloader 17 is another one to add to the list, plus you'll benefit from the extra velocity. My charges with RL17 are all within a .5 grain of comparable H4350 loads.
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    Reloader 17 is another one to add to the list, plus you'll benefit from the extra velocity. My charges with RL17 are all within a .5 grain of comparable H4350 loads.
    Brent, what kind of velocity spreads (ES) are you getting with the RL-17?
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    Re: Powder choice

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    Brent, what kind of velocity spreads (ES) are you getting with the RL-17?
    For reference, I use RL17 in the 22-250, 243, 300 WSM, and the 375 Ruger. I have 1/4-1/2 MOA loads for each chambering.

    I have been able to tune into single digits on my best loads in 300 WSM and 22-250, the .243 and the 375 Ruger come in at ES of around 15 depending on the day.
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    Re: Powder choice

    Maybe you can get some Norma MRP.
    We are shooting it in 260ai with 140grbulletsw with outstanding results.
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    Re: Powder choice

    You might look for the equivalent from ADI listed as AR-2209. Since ADI produces some of Hodgdon's powders it should be very close. It is listed in their chart as their equivalent.

    While the copy I have doesn't list in particular the .260, it does list the 6.5x55 which could easily be used to work up comparable loads with. Also here is a link to their contact info, and you can download their latest data in PDF.
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    The newest data has quite a extensive listing of loads for the .260 Rem.

    Hope this helps.
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