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billc
September 14, 2008, 11:28 AM
a salesman sold me on this reloader 25 by alliant powders. i am using a hornady 150 sst bullet but i need to know the min and max charge weight. i can't find it anywhere does anybody know or have a good source to get it. it's sunday and i can't get an answer from my local dealers

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Strongbad
September 14, 2008, 11:32 AM
You didn't give the chambering? Go to AlliantPowder.com, they have load data there.

If you're using a 150 and reloader 25 I'm guessing you've got a 30 cal mag of some sort? Otherwise, RL25 would be too slow. In fact, with a 150 in a 30 cal magnum it almost certainly will be too slow.

Again, what's the cartridge and I'll see what I can dig up in my Barnes manual?

billc
September 14, 2008, 11:39 AM
t/c 300 win mag

billc
September 14, 2008, 11:47 AM
i also have 180 gr btsp hornady bullets any info on that

Strongbad
September 14, 2008, 11:51 AM
That's what I was afraid of Bill. I'm sorry friend, but RL25 isn't going to work for you. You could use it, but you'll end up getting 308 Win velocities out of it. :) Alliant's data has RL19 for the 150, and you could get away with RL22, but not RL25. You can keep the powder and use it for 180's or 200's, but you'll never be able to cram enough in the case for the 150's. :( It's just too slow.

This is why it's always good to check the mfg websites or the manuals before going to the store. So some clown doesn't sell you what HE thinks you need. :( I'm sure they wont take it back, but if the guy remembers you maybe they'll cut you a break on a powder that will work.

Sorry Bill, your reply about the 180's came in while I was typing. Here's a link to Alliant's rifle data. Scroll down to the 300 Win Mag and click on the 180's. That'll give you a start. Remember to reduce those loads, and also try to choose a bullet with the same profile as what you've got... i.e. flat base for flat base and boat tail for boat tail.

http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeList.aspx?gauge=&gtypeid=2&title=Centerfire%20Load

billc
September 14, 2008, 11:55 AM
my speer manuel show 75.5 to 79.5c for the 180 gr and yes i know never will i buy b 4 i check thanks

NCsmitty
September 14, 2008, 11:57 AM
Alliant does not list any 150gr. loads using RL-25. As Strongbad mentioned, it's way too slow to work well. Take the powder back and exchange it for RL-19. That powder works well in the 300 Win Mag with that 150gr. bullet weight.
RL-25 is only listed for 200 gr. and heavier bullets.

NCsmitty

Strongbad
September 14, 2008, 11:58 AM
Good luck. It's awfully slow, even for the 180's, but I've had great luck with it in my 338/378's. It's really turned out to be the go-to powder for me there. I go through that stuff by the metric ton. It's generally very consistent, and produces solid accuracy.

billc
September 14, 2008, 11:58 AM
i have imr 7828 and was going to get re 22 but he convinced me. it just shows that even dealers don't know all

ForneyRider
September 15, 2008, 03:34 PM
I bought some RE 25 with hopes of experimenting in my 7mm Mag.

But, RE 22 seems to do everything I need in a stout 7mm magnum load, or 270 Win for that matter.

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