Availability of H1000 and Retumbo

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Braunschweiger, Jul 8, 2019.


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  1. Kmccord

    Kmccord Well-Known Member

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    I did try a pound of 8133 hoping it would be a great powder with temp stability, but I found it to be the same as Retumbo but a whole lot dirtier. To me it was as bad as RL33, but did not have the accuracy. I scrubbed my barrel after 33 rounds of 8133 and could not believe the build up carbon it had created.
     
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  2. Will Gray

    Will Gray Well-Known Member

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  3. vancewalker007

    vancewalker007 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that Retumbo will be one available again next year, if you find some buy it.
     
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  4. gator378

    gator378 Well-Known Member

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    Where do you live in Missouri? I am from St Peters. I go to Graf and sons in St Charles but they must be connected to Grafs in Mexico Mo.
     
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  5. Braunschweiger

    Braunschweiger Previously dbraun89

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    I'm in Jefferson City. So I'm 1 hour from Mexico (the Graf's HQ and main warehouse) and 30 minutes from MidwayUSA :D
     
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  7. Ray Nokes

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    I'm new to the forum so here goes. I have been loading H-1000 ever since I got my Savage 110BA Stealth. It really likes the 225gr Hornady Interlock SP-RP with 91.25gr H-1000 and .005" off the lands. I also tried 88.75grs H-4831sc with a 250gr Berger VLD Seated .005" off the lands. Both gave me pretty fair groups, .42" for 5 shots with H-1000 and .365" for H-4831. Chrono for H-1000 was 2810fps and 2879 for H-4831. Don,t know if your still looking but thought I'd pass it on your way. Good shooting.
     
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  8. Braunschweiger

    Braunschweiger Previously dbraun89

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    I will be considering 4831sc. I need some of that anyway to try on a few other rifles. Thanks for the response!

    Darin
     
  9. BigGrizz

    BigGrizz Well-Known Member

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    Election year coming up. You guys should buy up the high demand stuff and some spare AR lowers for Oct 2020 when people start getting nervous....

    On another note. Given the state of things as a whole I recommend building a store of supplies. I have standardized components and maintain a supply of powders for what I reload. Agreed that Retumbo is hard to find, but you have to know where to look too.
     
  10. 700Sendero

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    Dbraun, you may check at PowderHorn in Columbia. They usually keep H1000 and Retumbo both in stock.
     
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  11. Garycrow

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    I have a couple of buddies that are shooters too and collectively we go through enough powder to make the hazmat fee on a powder valley order worth it. The max on one order is 48 lbs & on my big rifles it doesn’t take that long to go through an 8 lb can of H1000. Combine that with a lot of AR-comp burned in 22-250’s on prairie dogs plus primers & ordering from them makes a lot of sense. Better to have too much powder than not enough.
     
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  12. jlvandersnick

    jlvandersnick Well-Known Member

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    If any of guys are in western Montana and wanting some H1000, I have a couple 8 pounders and about 1/2 dozen 1 pounders I could sell. When it finally became available several years ago....I bought a BUNCH.
    I would sell or would love to trade for N570
    PM me
     
  13. Brandon.in.parts

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    Hodgdon lists IMR 7977 as an equivalent to H1000 and IMR 8133 for Retumbo.
     
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  14. Will Gray

    Will Gray Well-Known Member

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    midsouthshooterssupply.com Has both of those powders in stock. (I have no interest in mid south -- just letting you know a good spot for such)
     
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