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    Posted: 18 September 2015 at 06:38
Fella's;

Went into Scheel's yesterday. Of course I was wandering
around in the guns, ammo, and reloading sections. I did
happen to be looking at the available powders when one of
the employees, white shirt floor manager, came up to me &
asked if he could help. I motioned to the list & said
something like "It'd really help if you had some RL19
available here". He surprised me by saying "come with
me".

We went over into guns & he asked one of the guys there
if he remembered correctly seeing some RL19 in arrivals.
The guy said, "Yeah, 1 and 5 pound jugs, but it's not
checked in yet & priced so we can't sell it". I asked if
I could reserve a 5 pound jug & got an affirmative reply
& told that later that afternoon it'd be out.

About 5 PM I got a call from Scheel's saying they were
holding my jug at customer service with my name on it.
Woo Hoo! And, it was $120.00, about 6 or 7 bucks cheaper
a pound buying it that way.

I called my son & he picked up a jug of his own. It
might be awhile before us dirty hoarders run out. OTOH,
I wasn't really well prepared before, and am now.

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As old as we are you got to get when ever you can !!!!!!
Good for you I check on different powders when ever I'm in there too

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good score for the both of you....
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Fella's;

Well, working up a new .338 Winchester magnum load just
got a lot less traumatic. Now I have enough powder to do
a fair amount of experimenting. It's become obvious that
the gun likes RL19, and 75.5 grains of it at that.

The bullet change from Hornady to Speer seems to have (so
far) solved the overpressure problem that raised it's
pointy little head a few years ago. Speer lists max load
as 78 grains compressed. I'm happy at 75.5 & feel no
need to push the envelope. Things will get resolved with
seating depth changes I'm pretty sure.

The latest shots produced some interesting results. With
the OAL at 2.369" to the ogive, velocity averaged 2913
fps, substantially higher than the book suggests it
should be. The book says that 78 grains produces 2944
fps. This leads me to believe that the OAL is on the
lands. But, accuracy is there and I'm still 2.5 grains
under book max. However, being on the lands would
explain the higher velocity/pressure.

I'm going to play around with this a bit more. After
all, I've got the powder, but I'm now into my last box of
bullets. Bullets this big come in boxed of 50 from
Speer.

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