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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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Italian Proverb

#7082708 - 11/16/12 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!


Originally Posted by Bristoe
The people wringing their hands over Trump's rhetoric don't know what time it is in America.
#7082791 - 11/16/12 Re: Mule Deer: R-33, have you played with it yet? [Re: rcamuglia]  
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#7083178 - 11/16/12 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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Where the wild things are.
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...oder-33-and-power-pro-1000-from-alliant/

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


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After the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
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