What cartrages do you use RL 26 in?

WildBillG

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I am planning on trying it in my 25-06,280,270 and my 6.5x55. Wondering what others have tried it in and the results they got.
 

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300 PRC. Only powder I have used in that cartridge. Used about .6 under max, 225 gr, no over pressure signs, getting about 2875, 26"
 
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I am planning on trying it in my 25-06,280,270 and my 6.5x55. Wondering what others have tried it in and the results they got.
I think it will work out fine in all of those cartridges that you mentioned. I've had good results with it in 22 creedmoor, 300 Norma mag & the most impressive results I have had with 147 elds in 6.5 creedmoor. You may or may not have to use a long drop tube funnel to get it settled into a 6.5x55 case.
 

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I use rl26 in a Savage varmint 6.5 CM. Shoots 143gr ELDX's at 2850 with accuracy. That said, I wouldn't look past rl23 for the longer cartridges you have. My 6.5x284 and 25/06 both use rl23, the former shoots the 143's at 2950 accurately from a 24" barrel.
 

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None anymore, once it turned the 6.5 creedmoor into the 6.5 creed-magnum it got tough to find consistently. I hate dealing with unicorn powders
It did give impressive velocities in 240 wby and a 6.5-257 weatherby. I did not find it to be temp stable for California 30*-110*. Had some major spikes in the 240 wby case above 85*.
 

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I am planning on trying it in my 25-06,280,270 and my 6.5x55. Wondering what others have tried it in and the results they got.
In my 257 AI it was amazing. Shot 1 egg shaped hole at 100 with Barnes 100 gr TSX at 3325 fps and no sign of pressure. ES was 11 and SD 7.7 using labradar @ 85* that day. A very dense powder yielding high speeds and low pressures much like Reloder 16. Should work well in your 06 base rounds.
 

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It looks like it should give Retumbo velocities in the2506. Looking to load it behing the 168 Berger VLD in my 280. If all goes the way I hope I should have 11 pounds of it soon.
 

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22-250 AI with 80 gr bullets
240 WB
257 WB
6.5x55
300 WM

All great accuracy and excellent velocity. I think any cartridge well suited for 4350-H1000 burn rates will probably respond to R26.
 

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