Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) will be offering a September Special that can save you $25.00 or more on powder and primers orders. Starting September 1, 2012, if you order at least 32 pounds of powder (that’s four 8-lb jugs), Powder Valley will pay your Hazmat fee. You can also add primers to your order to a maximum shipping weight of 50 pounds. Remember, a minimum of 32 pounds of powder must be ordered to qualify for the FREE Hazmat, and all items must be in stock at time of order. The maximum freight you will be charged on 50 pounds of product will be $19.95 plus insurance. NOTE to Shoppers: The Hazmat Fee will still show in your online shopping cart. However, Powder Valley will deduct the Hazmat fee when your order is processed.
Powder Valley Expects New Alliant Powders by Mid-September
In related news, Bryan at Powder Valley let us know that two new Alliant powders should arrive very soon: “We expect to receive Alliant Reloder 33 and Alliant 1200R within the next 10 days. Alliant RL33 was specifically manufactured for the 338 Lapua Magnum. Alliant 1200R is a new ball powder very similar to Reloder 10X.” This would make Allliant 1200R a good choice for progressive reloading for small rifle cartridges. Powders in the RL10X burn-rate range work well for light bullet applications in .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and benchrest calibers.
New Reloder 33 Delivers More Speed in Big Magnums
Alliant Reloder 33 is a new powder created by Rheinmetall Nitrochemie in Switzerland (Nitrochemie also makes Reloder 17). Like Reloder 17, Alliant’s new Reloder 33 powder employs a proprietary process by which the powder kernels are impregnated with burn-rate controlling elements. This delays the peak pressure spike and smooths out the pressure curve. Effectively, this allows the powder to deliver energy at a more constant rate, producing more overall velocity for the bullet — as much as 150 fps more than with any other powder. Reloder 33 was designed for the .338 Lapua Magnum but it is suitable for other large magnums and ultra-magnums. Reloder 33 should “raise the bar” of velocity for the .338 Lapua Magnum and other ultra-magnums.