haha, okay well more power to you then.Thanks guys!!!
I’ll do exactly that! And yes curiosity has totally gotten the better of me. At this point it’s the principle. Once I figure it out I can shoot my 2850 and be good. My load shoots lights out At this point I feel like I “need” to know.
Thanks. That makes me feel like I’m not crazy! I’ve been reading through this thread most of the day (I’m working ) and it seems like a lot of people are using H4350. Is there a reason? It seems like H4350 is what the vast majority of people use. There has to be a reason why.
H4350 has been around a very long time and is a very well respected powder. The burn rate is ideal for this size of cartridge with heavier bullets and it is very temperature stable, plus has fairly low lot to lot inconsistencies. So that's why so many use it. RL16 is a really good powder for this cartridge too though and from the data I've seen appears to be even more temperature stable than H4350. But it may have more lot to lot variability, which can be frustrating. It seems like regardless of powder you have to rework loads when changing lots. I currently use H4350, but I'm actually thinking of switching to RL16 for my creed sized cartridges. Part of that depends on availability, haha.
Cal Zant has a blog called the precision rifle blog. He covers all sorts of topics and does surveys on top shooters nationwide to determine what they're using and often why. I'd suggest you check out his blogs titled "what the pros use" and that will help answer a lot of these questions on what and why they're using. I'm fairly sure he has powder choice for one of his surveys, but so many more. He's also a stellar guy.