Re#33 discontinued

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  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Just checked on Aliant powders site and can't find any Re# 33 ? Has it been discontinued ?
     
  2. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    I dont think it has been added to their web site. At least I hope that's the case.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    It's still listed at Midway and Powder Valley, not currently available, but still listed.
     
  4. 358sta

    358sta Well-Known Member

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    It might not be listed in their Product section but there are loads in the Reloader's Guide.

    Kevin
     
  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Can you provide a link,I didn't see any loads and I looked a week ago ?
     
  6. dirtball

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    Try the link below.
    I have never seen RL33 listed on their site, BUT I sure do like the powder in big overbore magnums. I got over 100 fps more in my 338 LM IMP over Retumbo.

    Dave


    Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide
     
  7. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Sorta strange. They announce it at the Shot Show last year but it was available in such limited quantities that it might as well be unavailable all together. Given the current powder demand, I doubt we'll see it made for a long, long time.
     
  8. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Graf's has it in stock. Get it while you can.
     
  9. tinytree

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    i would like to try some. i am getting great groups with 4831sc, but could definitely stand to gain a tad more speed.
     
  10. Engineering101

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    Not discontinued but hard to get. I think that they haven’t listed it on their website yet because they haven’t been able to fill demand so why be putting blood in the water? In QuickLoad it shows up near the top of the velocity lists for a lot of cartridges so I had to have some. I got an 8 lb jug a few weeks ago from Powder Valley and my nephew picked up a pound yesterday at a gun show over in Montana so it can be obtained.

    Turns out that the performance is for real – one example, 300 RUM, 26”, 200 gr Nosler AB at 3,250 fps, no pressure signs. I haven’t tried faster but I’m guessing that is about it judging from the primers being just about the right amount of flat.

    There are however a couple of things to keep in mind. It is a BIG stick powder – two pieces is a tenth of a grain. I’ve had it jam up in my powder funnel more than once and it doesn’t trickle all that well. I’ve had to partially seat bullets and then shake the case upside down a couple of times to keep from badly crunching the powder in a 338 RUM case that used less than 100% of available volume. It also puts out some serious smoke – like half way to black powder. And the burn rate changes a lot depending on what you put it in so you have to be very conservative with starting loads. Having said all that, I’m sure glad I bought 8 lbs.
     
  11. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Heavy smoke? I haven't noticed that with 6mm-284, 7mm/375 Ruger, 257 Weatherby, 7 Rem mag, or 300 RUM.

    It is definitely slower than Retumbo. Only the 7 mag didn't show velocity increases but I didn't use a 180. The rest of them were shot with the heaviest bullet for caliber available which is where I believe RL-33 shines.
     
  12. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Last nite Graf & Sons had it, you might check
     
  13. 2ndtimer

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    Powder Valley has it in stock in both 1 lb. and 8 lb. containers for $19.15 and $137.50 respectively.
    Powder Valley, Inc.
     
  14. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up 5 pounds!!!!!