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Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

 
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

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Old 12-14-2013, 01:56 AM
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

Benchracer what is the latest on R-33 in the .264 Magnum?

I am interested in the 6.5 WSM which is about 5 gr behind you I believe. I use 66.5 gr of Retumbo behind `140 gr Bergers most of the time.

I have some VV N-570 and Norma 217 that I have tried that are slower than Retumbo. Norma 217 is too slow even with 160 Woodleighs. N-570 has some promise but is large grained and sooty.

When I shot .264 Win Mag (I had 2 pre-64s) it was before Retumbo. I did backflips when Reloader 22 came out. H-1000 was another breakthrough. I tried H-870 and 50 BMG and never got much pressure. I even tried 1.5 gr of Red Dot over the primer with a case full of H-870 to try and get it rolling. No pressure. Velocity under 3000.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:07 AM
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

I am kind of new to the .264WM. So far, I have been using Retumbo with good results in terms of accuracy and velocity. I also hunted with light loads using RL22 because I was hunting at shorter ranges in the woods and was trying to minimize meat damage. That all turned out to be a moot point since the only thing I say was a crybaby doe (or maybe a little button buck, couldn't tell for sure).

I have ordered some RL33 to try out, but I am sorry to say that I won't have a chance to test it until April or May because I travel so much. My plan is to use 140g Berger Hunting VLD's and 140g Hornady AMAX's. I may also get my hands on some 160g Matrix VLD's to see what kind of velocity I am able to get from those. I don't have the twist to stabilize them, but if the velocity looks good I may have my 6.5-284 re-chambered to .264WM. It has the right twist to shoot the 160's.

When I do have the chance to test it, I promise to share my results.
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

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Benchracer what is the latest on R-33 in the .264 Magnum?

I am interested in the 6.5 WSM which is about 5 gr behind you I believe. I use 66.5 gr of Retumbo behind `140 gr Bergers most of the time.

I have some VV N-570 and Norma 217 that I have tried that are slower than Retumbo. Norma 217 is too slow even with 160 Woodleighs. N-570 has some promise but is large grained and sooty.

When I shot .264 Win Mag (I had 2 pre-64s) it was before Retumbo. I did backflips when Reloader 22 came out. H-1000 was another breakthrough. I tried H-870 and 50 BMG and never got much pressure. I even tried 1.5 gr of Red Dot over the primer with a case full of H-870 to try and get it rolling. No pressure. Velocity under 3000.
I should be using some RL33 with my 6.5 WSM very soon. Will post results.
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it worked with the 180 VLDs in the 7mm Rem Mag, but it's a bit too slow for the 168s. Just can't get enough powder in there to make it worth it. I'm running the 180s at 3105 and the 168s at 3030 with a 25" barrel.

I would love to get my hands on some of the 190-195gr bullets for the 7mm. I think this would be where the RL33 shines in the 7mm Rem Mag.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

I reloaded some for a buddy using 33 in a 300 RUM sendero.

102.7 grains of powder with a 200 LRX Barnes pill. Just under 3300 fps. It was very scary filling that case and handing it over for someone to try. Accuracy is very, very good. I believe it is somewhere in the .5 inch at 100. I bought some to try in my custom 300 RUM if I can ever get my reamer from PTG.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:57 PM
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Re: Reloader 33 (Alliant) for "lesser" calibers [than 338]?

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I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it worked with the 180 VLDs in the 7mm Rem Mag, but it's a bit too slow for the 168s. Just can't get enough powder in there to make it worth it. I'm running the 180s at 3105 and the 168s at 3030 with a 25" barrel.

I would love to get my hands on some of the 190-195gr bullets for the 7mm. I think this would be where the RL33 shines in the 7mm Rem Mag.
Bass,
Maybe my chamber is bigger than yours, but I can squeeze 79.5gr with a 4" drop tube and tapping the case a bit. It does crunch when seating bullets but they do stay in place once seated
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