Hodgdon H1000 shortage

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Depending on what caliber you need it for I get better speeds with retumbo with 338s too. A h1000 shortage forced me to try retumbo and I haven't looked back
 
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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.
 

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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.
It does build pressure nicely. It's a good alternative to H1000 if you care not about temperature stability.

You want truly nuclear? Try some Vihtavuori N570! Your barrel's throat will not thank you, your results will.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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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.
I do the same for my high volume powders like BLC2 and 8208.

Figure 8lbs of Retumbo will give me nearly 600rds of 338LM shooting 94.7gr under a 285gr ELD-M. Combined with a 500pc case of bullets, 100pcs of Lapua brass, and Win LRM primers all from the same lot should keep the components as consistent as possible.
 

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I called Bruno Shooters Supply this morning expecting to back order an 8lb jug of H1000 and the lady said she had ONE left in stock. Guess what I did....Yes, I scarfed it up. I was hoping to get two but that was the last one and she said they will not have any in stock for several months. She did say she has a bunch of 1 pounders but they are $30 each.
 

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In a time of need I have paid stupid prices for 1 pounders. Sucks, but if you want to shoot you gotta do it.
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.
 

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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.
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!
 

briang7511

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If anyone is in the SE michigan area and needs H1000 i have a new 8lb jug plus several singles that i no longer need. give a great deal for all of it. i also have some 215M primers. pm if interested.
 

sabrecross

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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!
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.
 
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sabrecross

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OK, my look is over. I have 16 lbs of H1000 (same lot) heading my way from Brunos with another 1k CCI BR2 primers...now I need another 1k Berger 168 gr VLDs and I'll be set for a long while!