Replacement for Retumbo - 28 Nosler

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  1. 7fingers

    7fingers Member

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    IMR 8133 works well and if you need brass I have 100 new pieces of Nosler brass that I don’t need. I’m switching to the 33 Nosler.
     
  2. 9.3davison

    9.3davison Member

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    My 28 likes H-1000 with 168 gr. LRX’s.
     

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  3. six pack

    six pack Active Member

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    Lots of great recommendations in this thread...all good choices. Here's a couple more that I did not see mentioned. Ramshot Magnum or their new LRT. I am very happy with Magnum in my 300WM and am about to try LRT in my 338LM.
     
  4. pallen1067

    pallen1067 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of great choices out there.
    H1000 is great, but expect to lose some velocity, but not enough for concern.
    8133 is OK, but the E.S's can be erratic, and it's a little "dirty", I sometimes use it in my .375 CheyTac.
    N565 has had excellent results if you can find it, N570 as well. D.O.D bought up a lot of this for their 300 PRC push.... So this tells you it's good stuff. I use it exclusively for my 30 Sherman Magnum projects.
    7828 is a good stand by, but as stated before- temp sensitive.
    RE-26 very good, but not above 80-85 degrees F, and if you can find it.
    With this overbore case, you want to keep it as full as possible.
     
  5. .30cal fanatic

    .30cal fanatic Well-Known Member

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    I use H50BMG with great success, here in Australia its call 2218 and its not discontinued. H870 is another equivalent. It’s accurate and consistent shooting 180 grain eld-m’s at 3050 FPS with ease burning 90gr
     
  6. Gcan

    Gcan Well-Known Member

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    I run H1000 in 300UM with 210-250 grn bullets.

    I ran R25 with 180s

    Try N170 very slow but works in 300wm and 7mm.

    The barrel length might be short for N170
     
  7. Golovkin

    Golovkin Well-Known Member

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  8. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

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    I think I have a jug (1lb) of h-870 I don’t use
     
  9. huntintoo

    huntintoo Well-Known Member

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    I tried RL33, H1000, Magnum, IMR4831, and settled on IMR7828. Had a lot less slap on the recoil more of a handle-able push.
     
  10. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Amen!
     
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  11. Epirate43

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    What grain bullet and how many grains of 33 are you using?
     
  12. jlvandersnick

    jlvandersnick Well-Known Member

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    If any of guys are in western Montana and wanting some H1000, I have a couple 8 pounders and about 1/2 dozen 1 pounders I could sell. When it finally became available several years ago....I bought a BUNCH. I would sell or would love to trade for some N570
    PM me
     
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  13. GTN

    GTN Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for imr7828 I use it a couple different guns and it's always been really consistent lot to lot for me and I have never had issues with temp sensitivity like others have.
     
  14. jshepherd61

    jshepherd61 Well-Known Member

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    Not good, I shoot the 26 Nosler and the 7mm STW and have tried N570, H1000 and about 15 other powders and have found only Retumbo provides the most stable and higher velocities along with accuracy for the 142 gr and 168 gr ABLR’s I use. Contact me on the side [email protected], if you’re in the Denver area I may have a source for Retumbo for you.