Scored some RL26 today

Mike from Texas

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I was very fortunate to pick up a nice supply of RL-26. I got it mainly because it was available and used it for some trading. I have not ever loaded any of our cartridges with RL-26, but want to test it out.
We have Retumbo, H-1000, RL-26, H-4831SC, StaBal 6.5, H-Hybrid 100V, H-4350, CFE223, Varget, H-4895.
As you can see we have a variety of the Slower to faster burn rate powders. We load .204, .223, .243, 6mmBR, .260, 6.5X284, 270WSM, 325WSM, 338LMAI.
What cartridges are everyone reloading with RL-26 and getting good results???
I’ve used it with great results in 260 with 140 VLDs.

It should work well in the 6.5-284 and the 270WSM but I’ve not tried it so that is speculation on my part.
 

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RL 330.267
US8690.2735
N5700.277
RSLRT0.285
IMR 81330.3
N5650.319
ACC MagPro0.3342
RETUMBO0.337
RL260.3397
RSMag0.345
H10000.366


Above I have posted popular slow burning powders on a numbers basis H1000 being the Fastest and RL 33 being the Slowest.

For Norma .338 Mag depending on your chosen bullet weight, anything in the Retumbo and RL 26 range down to RL 33 would work.

Depends on your bullet and desired velocity.

I'd go w Retumbo down to N565 for 250 gr. and IMR 8133 down to RL 33 for 300 gr.

You can add N568 on there at 0.30 same as IMR 8133 too.

It might work for either 250 or 300 gr bullets in .338 Norma.

Good luck
 

kkg1955

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RL 330.267
US8690.2735
N5700.277
RSLRT0.285
IMR 81330.3
N5650.319
ACC MagPro0.3342
RETUMBO0.337
RL260.3397
RSMag0.345
H10000.366


Above I have posted popular slow burning powders on a numbers basis H1000 being the Fastest and RL 33 being the Slowest.

For Norma .338 Mag depending on your chosen bullet weight, anything in the Retumbo and RL 26 range down to RL 33 would work.

Depends on your bullet and desired velocity.

I'd go w Retumbo down to N565 for 250 gr. and IMR 8133 down to RL 33 for 300 gr.

You can add N568 on there at 0.30 same as IMR 8133 too.

It might work for either 250 or 300 gr bullets in .338 Norma.

Good luck
Thanks a lot. I don't have any of my reloading books anymore because my ex wife thought she needed them more than me. So this will be a bit help.
 
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