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Old 07-17-2022, 05:53 PM   #1
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Out of curiosity has anyone been able to find any RL22 in the last several months? I'm just now getting into reloading again and was able to find one pound of powder. I've already used it up. I'm loading 140gr accubond for my 7mm mag and got 3325 muzzle velocity. I'm not sure if there's another powder available that will give my those velocity and accuracy.
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Old 07-17-2022, 06:07 PM   #2
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There’s a pound on gunbroker for 100.00 with 42.00 shipping. There’s been some powder starting to hit and stay on the shelves. I think demand might be easing. Good luck in your search.
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Old 07-17-2022, 06:16 PM   #3
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There aren't too many powders for 7mm Rem Mag @140 grain bullets that are readily available at good prices. Maybe Accurate 4350 through Powder Valley? Or Accurate MagPro through Midway? The published load data is certainly a bit slower than what you're getting with RL22.
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Old 07-17-2022, 07:45 PM   #4
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Out of curiosity has anyone been able to find any RL22 in the last several months? I'm just now getting into reloading again and was able to find one pound of powder. I've already used it up. I'm loading 140gr accubond for my 7mm mag and got 3325 muzzle velocity. I'm not sure if there's another powder available that will give my those velocity and accuracy.

Keep your eyes out for RL23, data is similar but not exact as RL22 and is much more temperature stable. RL26 is the typically the holy grail for getting highest velocities in Magnum rounds.


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Old 07-17-2022, 08:17 PM   #5
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When I was loading 7mm Rem Mag last, I was using Reloader 19. I was getting 3350 fps, from a 26" barreled Sendero, with 140 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips, so virtually the same bullet.
I got very similar velocities from Reloader 22. I don't remember why I chose to use Reloader 19, over Reloader 22, either the velocities with RL 22 were not as consistent or the pressures were a little higher. I remember both produced within 20 fps of each other on velocity.
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Old 07-17-2022, 08:50 PM   #6
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I just went on gunbroker and there was three one pound jugs of RL22. I bought all three. I over payed for it $364 shipped. But what the heck! Three pounds should last me a while. I noticed the is some RL23 for sale also.
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Old 07-17-2022, 08:55 PM   #7
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I use it for 300wm shooting 165-168gr bullets.
Now I'm going to load for my son's 270, and it wants RL22 also! Arrrgghh!
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Old 07-17-2022, 09:10 PM   #8
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I just went on gunbroker and there was three one pound jugs of RL22. I bought all three. I over payed for it $364 shipped. But what the heck! Three pounds should last me a while. I noticed the is some RL23 for sale also.
Daaaaaang
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Old 07-17-2022, 09:23 PM   #9
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I just went on gunbroker and there was three one pound jugs of RL22. I bought all three. I over payed for it $364 shipped. But what the heck! Three pounds should last me a while. I noticed the is some RL23 for sale also.
Holy ****. Iíve got some powder Iíll sell you then

Jk. Thatís INSANE.
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Old 07-17-2022, 09:24 PM   #10
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Norma MRP is very close. If you can find that one.
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Old 07-17-2022, 10:02 PM   #11
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The Alliant powders are some of the hardest to find. Been looking for RL 16 but any I see is way more money than I’m willing to pay.
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Old 07-17-2022, 10:06 PM   #12
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I heard all of the RL powders come from overseas. i havent seen any on shelves in a couple years.
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Old 07-18-2022, 07:29 AM   #13
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The Alliant powders are some of the hardest to find. Been looking for RL 16 but any I see is way more money than Iím willing to pay.
https://www.brownells.com/reloading/...prod98659.aspx

The price is poop, but WAY WAY WAY better than what Mr Johnson just paid for that RL22.

They have quite a few other powders in stock, so maybe you can pick up 4-6 pounds to help offset hazmat/shipping some.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:04 AM   #14
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It's sad that the price of these reloading items have skyrocketed. I know who I blame.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:09 AM   #15
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https://www.brownells.com/reloading/...prod98659.aspx

The price is poop, but WAY WAY WAY better than what Mr Johnson just paid for that RL22.

They have quite a few other powders in stock, so maybe you can pick up 4-6 pounds to help offset hazmat/shipping some.
Thanks Chase.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:15 AM   #16
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Yeah what I'm seeing If you want any of the RL powder your going to have to pay premium price right now. If been on web sights for a few moths now looking several times a day. Nada nothing. Crazy times! You have to wonder If there is some foreign county buying most of the powder. Just maybe this is how there disarming us. Makes you wonder!!
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:02 AM   #17
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Natchez has some RL in stock.

https://www.natchezss.com/alliant-re...der-1-lbs.html

https://www.natchezss.com/reloading/...order=position
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Old 07-18-2022, 01:41 PM   #18
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Nice find.
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Old 08-14-2022, 07:45 PM   #19
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I found it in 5# jugs on some online store, don't remember, but it was around $285, shipped. I passed. Still have 2 pounds and the primers to go with it.
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