FYI if anyone is interested, I am just finishing up finalizing a load in my 300WM with the 196 HH with RL26 and so far it has been enlightening to say the least. I settled in on 3155 fps with RL26 and first testing is around 0.5MOA at 100 yards. I haven't measured it with caliper etc but am satisfied with the rough tape measurement just to keep load development going forward. This is in an older G1 Sendero (26" brl) 2000 vintage that I bought new then so it has a high round count but still seems to get it done. This load does not show any pressure at all, primers still rounded and bolt lift is normal. I will be repriming this brass tomorrow but do not expect loose pockets based upon observations thus far. I also shot the 181 HH in it and the velocity was crazy with RL26 and really prefer heavier bullets so worked on the 196 for my hunting load this fall. My posting is just to provide info that RL26 with the 196 is showing pretty good accuracy and velocity. I haven't seen many postings on the 196 so thought I post up for info.