Rl 33

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by John Sanner, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. John Sanner

    John Sanner Well-Known Member

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    Anyone try any RL 33 in a 338 edge? I am almost out of H1000 and everyone local is out but they have plenty of RL 33 in stock.
     
  2. chuck plissken

    chuck plissken Well-Known Member

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    Ditto!
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a edge but I am running rl33 in my 300 rum with 225 grain hdy hpbt's. 95 grains is shooting well in my rifle but I haven't chrono'd it.... to windy last time I had both it and the chrono at the range at the same time. It should be the cat's meow in your edge.
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, wonder why this is?? I thought 33 was very sought after.

    jeff
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I have the opposite problem here. The rl powders are flying off the shelf and the H are staying put. I was at the lgs yesterday and could have bought 4 kegs between h1000 and retumbo and there wasn't any rl33 (in fairness they have been better with the faster rl powders). I have to go uptown to get that powder. I can get rl25 at 20 bucks more per keg than they wanted last year though.
     
  6. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    I shoot it in my 338 lapua. Haven't got a great accuracy node yet. My first flyer was high left. Next 2 were in same hole at 100 yards. Right at 2870fps. Still working on it though. 300 gr Bergers.

    I have 3 pounds of it so I am trying all I can to get it to shoot.
     
  7. drbill

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    Personally I think people were so sick of waiting for it they gave up on it and found loads with other powders. I waited and waited and by the time I got some I had already found a load with H1000 and Retumbo for a lapua I am working on. I found 4 pounds by chance and the shop I was on a waiting list for had lots of it when I checked in with them. It seems like a mother load came in at the same time all over the country.

    I should try mine and see how it does.

    Reloder 33 « Daily Bulletin

    Isn't it made somewhere else.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/reloader-33-temp-sensitivity-consistency-114472/

    Lefty - my RL22 in my 7RM doesn't care about temps for accuracy at long range. Just need to figure the temp/velocity change. Do your primers like 90+ degrees?:rolleyes:

    OP - no to 338 edge.
     
  8. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    I'd say buy some, actually buy an 8 lb keg. There are many cartridges that it will work in including your edge. It gives good performance from the 338 Lapua and I am certain it would work well in the 338 EDGE. Copied from Alliant's website:

    338 Lapua 250 gr sierra mk, 103.5 gr RL 33 @ 3001
    338 Lapua 300 gr Sierra MK 97.5 gr RL 33 @ 2748 fps


    I have had excellent results using RL-33 ( I have 11 lbs) :

    300 RUM 24" barrel 230 gr berger hybrid target 100grs 2975 fps
    257 weatherby 28" barrel moly 110 accubond 84.5 gr 3735 fps
    6mm-284 28" Barlein 5R 105 berger hybrid 64 gr 3485 fps
    7mm/375 Ruger 29 1/2" barrel 180 berger hybrid target 83 gr 3175 fps
     
  9. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    drbill, we've been using rl22 in the 300win, 7rem, and 7stw for upwards of twenty years and never had any trouble with primers at higher temps. with it. It's been 215's all the way for rl22. I just give it a bit of headroom ( I like to go with a bigger round rather than pushing the rifle anyway) as I do with single base powders. What bullet weight are you using in your 7rem; if you are at 140 grains you should see around 40-50 fps loss from summer to winter.
     
  10. longrangehunterII

    longrangehunterII Well-Known Member

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    I'd also agree and give it a try? I now use it in my Sako TRG-42 LM w/the 300 MK behind 94.5 grains of RL33 after playing with H1000 and IMR4350 that was used to break in the barrel.

    It's under a 5/8" load @ 100 Yards, and this morning I put two an inch apart at 600 yards after a fouling shot. I don't worry about the velocity too much, hence the lower powder volume.