It does build pressure nicely. It's a good alternative to H1000 if you care not about temperature stability.I'm still seeing it on the shelves around s.w. PA without much trouble but I already have a bunch on hand.
As above, try Retumbo, it may work better for you.
I have a 300RUM that lived on retumbo with it's first barrel then when I got it rebarrelled to a tight bore, min chamber Hart barrel, I had to change to H1000.
It seems Retumbo builds pressure very nicely but when it goes nuclear, it does it quickly. I'd go from no pressure signs at 3000 f.p.s. to stuck cases in .5 grain. I tried it, I had Hart try it....we determined that this barrel just does NOT like Retumbo, thus my change to H1000. It's proven to be a very powder efficient barrel while maintaining about .6 MOA accuracy.
Thanks but I found a one pounder at a Gander Mountain 90 min. Away. I’m going to work up a load for my 300wm using the new(ish) Hornady 225gr vld match and about the only load data I can find calls for h1000.sooner than later i will be on that side of town at a southington match. i was going to list it soon in the for sale section if i didnt find anyone that wanted it. i have an 8lb can plus some singles unopened.
I do the same for my high volume powders like BLC2 and 8208.I always buy 8 pounds @ two containers for whatever powder I use!.
I still have 3 pounds of H-1000& 3 pounds of IMR 8208XBR!
I plan on purchasing 8lbs of R-16 in the near future.
The customer rep that I spoke with a Brunos said that they are charged a lot more for the 1 pounders than the 8 lbs from the manufacturer. She said they only make about 8-10% off of the pounder to begin with.In a time of need I have paid stupid prices for 1 pounders. Sucks, but if you want to shoot you gotta do it.
Not a bad idea, at least get your money's worth off of that HAZMAT in a way.The customer rep that I spoke with a Brunos said that they are charged a lot more for the 1 pounders than the 8 lbs from the manufacturer. She said they only make about 8-10% off of the pounder to begin with.
I thought about it after I got off the phone with her and I called her back and added 8- 1 pounders and a box of primers to my order because the extra $40 or so dollars is negligible if I have to turn around and place another powder order in a couple of months...Sucks but the LGS around me are always out and charge $38 per pound.
I asked the customer rep to make sure they are all the same lot number (1 pounders0. If not, then I would only get the 8 pounder. She was pretty sure they are all the same number but she is going to check.Not a bad idea, at least get your money's worth off of that HAZMAT in a way.
I've still got about 16 pounds of H4350 that I bought in 1 pound jugs (on top of the 8-pounders) when there was a huge shortage. I lucked out, they are all the same lot number
I think I am still sitting at about 20 pounds of H1000 - yeah I shoot a lot of H1000 and H4350!