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#7080801 - 11/16/12 Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet?
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I need powder for my .257 bee, and wanted to know your take on R-33 since it is now available. I do realize it was primarily developed for the .338 lapua.
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#7080999 - 11/16/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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I haven't even seen any yet--though I hope to.
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#7081661 - 11/16/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: Mule Deer]
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It may be just the ticket for the overbores like the .264 Win Mag.

Hope to get some and try it out. When is the ETA?
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#7082432 - 11/16/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: rcamuglia]
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Where does it fit in the burn rate chart? I can't even find it listed on the Alliant web page. You would figure that there would be some published data before it hit the street. I know a few places are now shipping it.
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#7082708 - 11/17/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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It's gonna be among the slowest powders like US-869, 50BMG etc. Hopefully slower than that with better energy, and no temperature sensitivity.

We can all dream, can't we? Ha!
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#7082791 - 11/17/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: rcamuglia]
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I must be a dinosaur. I haven't even heard of it, but then 4 bourbons sometimes cloud my brain.

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#7083178 - 11/17/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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Originally Posted By: Sakoluvr
I need powder for my .257 bee, and wanted to know your take on R-33 since it is now available. I do realize it was primarily developed for the .338 lapua.


Has Hodgdon gotten around to releasing any Retumbo data for this cartridge? They offer it for the 25-06. When I had my 7mm RM, this was a solid performer.......I'd think would do quite well in a .257.

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#7086562 - 11/18/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: Kaiser Norton]
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RS Magnum and Retumbo are next to each other on the burn chart. I know Mule Deer favors Magnum for the .257

R-33 is supposed to be even slower with the properties of R-17, i.e. extreme weather tolerance and high energy.

http://www.6mmbr.com/reloder17.html

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2012...0-from-alliant/

Azshooter on the fire has begun some load testing with it.
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