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Unread 12-30-2012, 10:47 AM
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Re: RL-33 Load Data

could you please send me the data also. Thank you very much. amyourey@yahoo.com
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    Unread 02-26-2013, 12:34 AM
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    Re: RL-33 Load Data

    Just a quick update.....I found the "end" with my 300 wby tube that LOVES Retumbo...(see earlier posts) I hit the wall at 93 grains. Got the hitch at the top of action stroke and had shiny ejector marks..... I won't go there again. I also had a sub 1/2 group at 300 yards!!! Unfortunatly, I didn't have my chrono set up...to much work seting it up in two feet of snow. I will crono the 91 grain load in the basement next chance I get. The groups were not steller at 91, but at least I will have a base line.


    Anyone using it in their Edge/Lapua yet. Just got my new Edge up and running. Going to test H1000 to the end and maybe tinker with retumbo and RL25/33.
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    Unread 02-26-2013, 10:22 PM
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    Re: RL-33 Load Data

    4xfor fun, I am using 103 grns of rl33 in my edge, 2994fps. with the 300 grn SMK very low es.
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    Unread 02-27-2013, 12:21 AM
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    Re: RL-33 Load Data

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    4xfor fun, I am using 103 grns of rl33 in my edge, 2994fps. with the 300 grn SMK very low es.
    Can you give us the barrel length on your edge? How much gain in velocity are you getting over H1000?

    Thanks
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    Unread 02-27-2013, 06:08 AM
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    Re: RL-33 Load Data

    Another RL-33 test. Latest project is a 375 Ruger necked down to 7mm. Shoulder is NOT bumped back like the LRM. Neck is short but shoots fine. Reamer is a PT&G with .317 neck throat is .166" necks are turned to .013" for .0035" bullet release per side.

    Waiting on a 30" tube, I decided to rechamber a 7 Rem Mag barrel. This barrel is a rem takeoff shortened to 23 1/4" so the shank could be threaded for a Mark X. I know this short barrel won't optimize performance but I can get a feel for what the case likes and fireform all the brass.

    moly coated 180 Berger VLD with RL-33

    81 gr 2950 fps
    82 3005
    83 3040
    84 3077 most accurate
    85 3120
    86 3145 accuracy fell off

    I think I'll run the 84 gr load and have some fun shooting this short barreled 8 1/2 lb rifle at LR targets and a few jackrabbits.

    Will be using RL-33 with longer barrel and the newer 180 hybrids soon.
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    Unread 02-27-2013, 11:55 AM
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    Re: RL-33 Load Data

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    Another RL-33 test. Latest project is a 375 Ruger necked down to 7mm. Shoulder is NOT bumped back like the LRM. Neck is short but shoots fine. Reamer is a PT&G with .317 neck throat is .166" necks are turned to .013" for .0035" bullet release per side.

    Waiting on a 30" tube, I decided to rechamber a 7 Rem Mag barrel. This barrel is a rem takeoff shortened to 23 1/4" so the shank could be threaded for a Mark X. I know this short barrel won't optimize performance but I can get a feel for what the case likes and fireform all the brass.

    moly coated 180 Berger VLD with RL-33

    81 gr 2950 fps
    82 3005
    83 3040
    84 3077 most accurate
    85 3120
    86 3145 accuracy fell off

    I think I'll run the 84 gr load and have some fun shooting this short barreled 8 1/2 lb rifle at LR targets and a few jackrabbits.

    Will be using RL-33 with longer barrel and the newer 180 hybrids soon.
    Should be a screamer with the 30 " barrel!.......Rich
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    Unread 02-27-2013, 01:11 PM
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    Re: RL-33 Load Data

    Yes Rich it should be interesting. Have messed with many of the 7mms and liked the opinion of the guy that created the 7mm practical. I liked everything but the longer cartridge. Always thought the 7mm Dakota was a great idea except for the cost of brass and a larger bolt face.

    When I get to shoot the 30" barrel I'll post here.
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