I've got a bunch on back order with my local shop. if it gets here before coyote season I'll be happy. I've got excellent accuracy and velocity with RL33 right now, but it never hurts to try something else
reloader 26 is doing real good for me in the 300 rum with 180 class bullets , good vel, accuracy ,es, my load seems to be easy on brass I found my accuracy about 2.5 gr below where I started getting signs of pressure, I haven't had a chance to test it in the 80 -90+ degree heat yet hopefully I will get to soon
Here's some info on Rl26 in a 6AI with 105 VLDs.
Around .5 moa and 3400 fps ain't bad. Might get better by tuning seating depth or mag primers.
Just hope that if I need to take a shot under 350 yards the thin jacket VLD doesn't detonate on the hide!
worked up to 3315 fps with a 105 hybrid w/ out seeing pressure in a 24" barrel. However, I couldn't find accuracy at this speed. I didn't spend a lot of time working with it though.
I found pressure at over 3100 FPS with a 168 H-VLD in a 25" barrel. I couldn't believe it, so had to shoot it twice. I haven't spent any more time with it since I had a good load for hunting season w/ Retumbo, but plan on working with it more.
Velocity verified with a Magnetospeed.
From my own little testing and what I've read elsewhere, it's a little more difficult to tune. I've read reports of long barreled .243 WIN's getting north of 3400 fps.
Seems to share the same magic (large area pressure curve) as RE-17, but is slower burning. I'm very interested in the real world temp stability of this powder.