Ramshot LRT Powder?

badthirtyone

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Supposed to be a great .338 powder. I think, if I remember correctly that it was designed to push the full spectrum of weights in the .338 Lapua.

Whatcha going to do with it?
 

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Veteran ran some QL and it's basically as slow as US869. The fact that it's not listed in Ramshot's data for 300 WM and that every Magnum load except the 240gn Sierra is compressed makes me think it's not ideal for that case. Hodgdon does have load data on US 869 for 220 and 230 gn bullets, compressed but maybe a hint at LRT being functional. Not going to be setting any speed records compared to extruded powders.
 

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There's a pretty good extensive thread Elkoholic started on LRT recently.

Here are some burn rates to look at.
Other guys seem to have some actual experience w it in that thread.

 

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I like the spherical aspect of it and thinking of the 300 WM heavyweights
I pressure tested LRT in my 30 Sherman Mag with the 215 bergers. LRT, N570, and rl26 all produced near identical velocities. Also did a vague test with LRT that revealed it is pretty temperature sensitive.
 

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Good stuff, I will keep on back burner UNLESS I can't get H1000 or RL26. I have enough RL26 for my .270 with 156HH which is my primary need right now. LRT just looks interesting to me.
 
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