Replacement for Retumbo - 28 Nosler

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  1. .300 Dakota

    .300 Dakota Well-Known Member

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    As a direct replacement for Retumbo, my vote would be RL 33, but if you want one even better, I'd go with the guy who has done "extensive testing" and finds N570 to be superior. If you're going to go that slow, you may as well try US869 and stuff the case to see what you get.
     
  2. Jeffrey Bird

    Jeffrey Bird New Member

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    I really new at this but I was running Retumbo for my 6.5 x 284 and not getting the results that I wanted. At a suggestion I tried Norma 217 which is temp stable and burns really close to retumbo, i started with 57 grns and my groups came in and it was consistent at 3115 fps. Wondering if anybody has tried this powder much?
     
  3. Deadeye9999

    Deadeye9999 Member

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    Berger 195 88grns RL33. Working great. No pressure issues. Also good success with US869 in both my 26 / 28 Nosler’s.
     
  4. vancewalker007

    vancewalker007 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday Bruno's Shooters Supply had 1 and 8 lb H1000.
     
  5. TAWS

    TAWS Active Member

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    Try some RE 33 it worked very well in my 6.5 & 7mms STW,s.
     
  6. TAWS

    TAWS Active Member

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    Try some RE 33 as it works extremely well in my 6.5 & 7 mms STW's
     
  7. muleystalker

    muleystalker Well-Known Member

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    RL-33 works great for me with 195 Bergers. And it’s easy enough to find.
     
  8. Jackmonkey

    Jackmonkey Well-Known Member

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    I just looked 7828 up and it says it's discontinued. Better go buy some up before it's gone.
     
  9. Chuck32571

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    H1000 and Reloader 33 come to mind. US869 for heavier bullets.
     
  10. BoatTail

    BoatTail Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I love h1000, it has given me the lowest SD and groups of any other powder. Noslert it's not the best for 28 Nosler because you reached high pressure too soon and don't achieve the velocities that the 28 Nosler is capable of. I use 87 grains a reloader 33 and get tight groups, less than 1/2 inch at hundred yards with velocities in the 3180 range out of a 26-inch Barrel with 175 grain Hornady ELD X bullets. I have some IMR 8133 but have not tried it in my 28 Nosler. I did use it in a 30 28 Nosler with some success. I also tried retumbo in my 28 Nosler but a trouble finding the accuracy node. I found it easily with the rl33. In my opinion the 28 Nosler is the perfect cartridge for hunting in the west. Highly accurate, high velocity and shoots a heavy bullet to take down big game. I just can't say enough about it
     
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  11. LongProng

    LongProng Active Member

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    I may have to go with RL33. I can’t find H-1000 or N570.
     
  12. freddiej

    freddiej Well-Known Member

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    If my opinion is of any consequence then I will keep someone from wearing their bolt in their face. Vita Vouri Powders are cold weather only powders. they are extremely reactive to heat. if you are shooting in heat, test out in similar heat with N560 or N570. if you test in cold then shoot in heat Vita Vouri powders are the polar opposite to Hodgdon's extreme powders. Vita Vouri powders are volatile when you add ambient summer/ early autumn heat. My suggestions are: IMR-8133, AA8700, H-50BMG, and H-US869. emphasis on the Hodgdon's powders. AA8700 is one hell of a great magnum powder. I used it on my friends' 7 MM STW, 257 STW, and 6MM Sako Mag, and various Weatherby mags. for those big cases with tiny holes.. I swear by it. the Two Hodgdon's powders work equally as well in the cartridges I stated above. still with good results. the IMR 8133 is the only powder I have not tried but a few friends swear by it in certain rifles they shoot.
     
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  13. Jackmonkey

    Jackmonkey Well-Known Member

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    AA8700 has also been discontinued.
     
  14. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Midsouth had