H50BMG

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jbs2014, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. jbs2014

    jbs2014 Well-Known Member

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    I heard that H50BMG will no longer be offered. I had a really good load for my 375CT with a 375 grain bullet and 138 grains of H50BMG. Anybody know of any suitable powders

    Thank you for your time
     
  2. nchunter182

    nchunter182 Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to know about this as well. I use it in my 375ST and recently got a 50BMG that I was going to use this same powder.
    Where did you hear this was being discontinued and when will that happen?
     
  3. cape cove

    cape cove Well-Known Member

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    Read on another site that a member spoke to someone at Hogdon and it is gone as of now. If you want some, better get it before the remaining supply dries up.
     
  4. nchunter182

    nchunter182 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I did a search and that seems to be the word. Better go shopping...
     
  5. Konnorbrown

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    Just getting into this 50 stuff. H50bmg was on my list to try. What would be a good alternative
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    If you cant find any 50 BMG you might look at Vihtavuori. The N 570 or the 24N41.

    Both have worked very well in my 338 Texan.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Ive got a pound or two setting around here Id give you...dont think we are that far apart
     
  8. Konnorbrown

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    Thanks! I can shoot a mile at my farm and would like to give it a try. Just want to squeeze as much accuracy out of this thing as possible
     
  9. wboregon

    wboregon Well-Known Member

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    Dang, I wanted to try some in my EDGE at some point. Passed up an 8lber @ the my LGS for stupid cheap, wish I had bought it now.
     
  10. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been using RL-50 and RL-33 in my Snipetac with really good results. I recently got some 8133 to try and gonna try some RL-26 with the 350 grain bullets.
     
  11. hooked

    hooked Active Member

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    I HAVE 8LBS OF H50BMG TO SELL
     
  12. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    US869 (quite temp sensitive)
    RL-50
    H-870
    Viht. 24N41
    Viht N570
    RL-33 (bet this one rocks hardest)
    Retumbo
     
  13. jbs2014

    jbs2014 Well-Known Member

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    I tried the Retumbo but after 2850FPS I started to get pressure. The H50BMG got me past 2900 with no pressure signs at all. I wonder if the RL-50 is the same as the H50BMG?
     
  14. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    No.
    RL50 is double based. You should exceed H50bmg velocities with RL50.