Reloder 26

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  1. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I would give Norma a try. Although I have 8 firings on Winchester with warm loads.
     
  2. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Impressive speed
     
  3. parshal

    parshal Well-Known Member

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    I have 3419 fps with 130's in my 6.5 WSM. N570 is a little better with the 143's, though.

    I tried R26 in my 22 Creedmoor. It was accurate but not as fast as I'd like. I'm going to try it again.
     
  4. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    In a 6.5x284 Lapua brass Fed 210M I ran 59.3 grains with a Cutting Edge 130 grain MTH(copper bullet) getting a 4 shot average of 3204 ES of 5 with a 20" barrel. I hit pressure(slight ejector mark) at 60.0 grain on the ladder from 52.5(2787fps) to 60.0(3252fps). It is a 6.5 pound gun and even with a brake it is hard to shoot, it flies off the rest and isn't fun. There is another node at 56.0 3013fps and 56.5 3019fps I will try but I'm sure I can get that with H1000 which is extremely stable. I will however try Reloder 26 with this combination in some of my heavier 6.5x284's.

    In the .243 Win Federal brass Fed 210M I ran up to 48.0 grains of RL26 at 3420fps with the Berger 105's.
    I switched over to the Cutting Edge 100 grain MTH(requires a 7 twist barrel, I hunt in a non lead state) and ran a ladder from 46.5 3241fps up to 49.5 3467fps(federal brass) settling on 47.0 at 3150fps. Winchester brass gave much lower velocity than the Federal, all other things equal. I was thinking of doing a .243 AI but with these speeds that is on hold.

    These are hunting loads so I'm not overly concerned about barrel and brass life(especially the WW & Federal) but pockets are ok after 2-3 firings.

    We are having a heat wave of 114F today and over 100 for the next few days so testing is off for a while

    edit; Labradar chrono
     
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  5. venatic

    venatic Well-Known Member

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    Been working quite well for me in the 22 Creedmoor. 80gr Amax 3540fps from 24 inch barrel.
     
  6. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running this with 300 Rum or 7mm Rum? or 280Rem?
    280Rem best there is
     
  7. parshal

    parshal Well-Known Member

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    What charge have you been using? I'm definitely going to give it another go.
     
  8. Trm82

    Trm82 Well-Known Member

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    i tried it my my 300 ultra , 92gr with 200 AB was 3260 fps
     
  9. bgouin

    bgouin Active Member

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    I observed over 3030 fps in my 340 Weatherby with a 28" tube using a 250 NAB. Did not observe pressure signs. This was a ladder test, I'll have to check accuracy vs. seating depth next. WOW! I like it
     
  10. waltercrouse

    waltercrouse Well-Known Member

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    :) I just checked on line. Graf& son showed it in stock. Give them a try. Good luck and Good shooting
     
  11. the jigger

    the jigger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,walter. I found them earlier and five pounds will be delivered here tomorrow.
    GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
     
  12. parshal

    parshal Well-Known Member

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    Cabela's in Lone Tree, CO, has quite a few one pounders in stock and even had a 4 lbs. jug the other day.
     
  13. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    I'm working with RL26 in a factory Rem 721 300Win with a 26" barrel. Using Remington brass, CCI250's and 215 Bergers. At 76.5 grains I get 3000fps without excessive pressure. However, I haven't got it to group yet. Even with backing the load down incrementally. I believe I have an equipment problem and am troubleshooting that right now. I sure hope it works out, this is impressive in the speed department.
     
  14. KMG

    KMG Well-Known Member

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    I'd give RWS brass a try it's even tougher than Norma.