Reloder 26

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 41rem, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. 41rem

    41rem Member

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    Liking this one, highest velocity with usable working pressure in my 25" Benchmark 5r barreled 270 Win. Good accuracy @100-200m sub 1 moa for 3 shots.

    Using Alliant's online data I'm getting +3100 to low 3200fps using a Nosler 150 grain LRAB. Before this powder that was strictly 270 Weatherby territory.


    Anyone other than me finding this true? lightbulb



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  2. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, my results in .243 Win and 6.5x284 are almost ridiculous. There are a few threads about it here and on the hide.
     
  3. the jigger

    the jigger Well-Known Member

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    I've used it in a 243AI with great results. 105 Hornady Match is getting 3380 fps with excellent accuracy out to 1000yds(if I do my part).
    My problem is "I can't find it anywhere".
    GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
     
  4. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    You really need to chrono your load before taking Alliant data to heart.

    But yes, I'm getting 3280 fps with 150vld in 270wsm in a 24"barrel with cci 250 magnum primers.
    I've recently switched to BR2 non magnum primers for 3250 fps with better precision.
    This is NOT a max load, only an accurate load. I've never pushed it past that.

    Same with 6AI. 105gr vld at 3380 fps in a 26" barrel.

    Neither of my 7mm RM barrels liked it though, no clue why.
     
  5. excaliber

    excaliber Well-Known Member

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    I saw almost the same results while working up a load for my 300 WM. I found RL-26 to be faster than H1000 with 5 less grains of powder and the same pressure signs.

    I decided to go with the H1000 for now because I get no flyers with the H1000 and quite a few with the RL-26 loads.

    If it wasn't for the flyers I would have likely stayed with it.
     
  6. 41rem

    41rem Member

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    I'll pull my data.
     
  7. 41rem

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    All my RL26 data was shot over a chronograph. Remember i got 3177 fps with the mid load & +3200 with the maximum. My Ruger showed zero signs of over-pressure as I worked upward, stopped @ the listed max load.


    One thing RL26 is forcing me into is a better recoil pad, the old red Ruger job is beating me to death.

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  8. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha, sounded like it was an estimated velocity.

    Good deal.
     
  9. Double Dropper

    Double Dropper Well-Known Member

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    Any one trying this powder in the 300 Win Mag?
     
  10. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to try it but 7828 shoots so good with great velocity in this barrel I doubt if it would do me any good.

    Im ony shooting 185 and 190s it might be worth a try with 220 grainers.
     
  11. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    This powder is very good in my 375 RUM as well. Very good, stable and consistent powder. I have the 26 matched with the 350 smk. I destroyed my spikes skull in Oregon with a ear shot. My confirmed fps is 2900. My plan is for my son to use it in his 375/378 Weatherby Imp with a 394 Hammer Hunter. Should be a recipe for success!
     
  12. 41rem

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    My buddy has a 338 RUM, anyone using RL26 in one of these?
     
  13. unclefish

    unclefish Well-Known Member

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    72gr of RL26 Barnes 200grLRX
    .050 off lands
    federal 215 primer
    2910 FPS average

    working on 175LRX now
     
  14. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I'm using it in my Savage 112BVSS, .300WinMag with 208gn ELD-M's, Hornady brass and CCI BR2's. Getting .5 MOA out to 1K, muzzle velocity averages 3092fps w/77.0gn's, ES: 13 and SD: 7.23.

    Definately looking to change brass though. At this level of performance the Hornady stuff doesn't hold up. Wishing Lapua made some! JohnnyK.