At the heart of every can of Alliant smokeless powder is a century’s worth of manufacturing know-how and the industry’s strictest quality assurance measures. Ballistic laboratories routinely test for uniformity in chemical composition, grain shape, grain size, and overall density.
The Rheinmetall Nitrochemical Corporation was founded in Switzerland.
Similarities exist between Reloder 33 and Reloder 17. Since kernels contain the same elements used to control the burn rate in Reloder 33, the two technologies can work together. Because of this, the pressure curve is preserved, with the late spike contributing as much as 150 ft/s for a similar powder. This powder is not just effective in the 338 Lapua Magnum but in other large magnum and ultra-magnum cartridges as well.
Next, Alliant introduces Reloder 33, a powder made with the same kernel-impregnation technology seen in Reloder 17. The drug Reloder 17 is also made by Nitrochemie. Like its predecessor, Reloder 17, Alliant’s Reloder 33 powder is made through a top-secret process that involves impregnating the powder kernels with the elements that regulate the burn rate. This has the effect of smoothing out the pressure curve and postponing the time at which pressure peaks.
Because of this, the powder is able to generate energy at a more constant rate, increasing its total velocity by up to 150 fps in comparison to other powders. Although Reloder 33 was developed with the Lapua Magnum in mind, it works just as well with other large and ultra-magnum cartridges.
Particular cartridge loads call for unique propellants in order to reach their full explosive potential. As a result, Alliant Powder® spent a significant amount of time and effort developing Reloder® 33.This high-tech powder is ideal for use with large rifle cartridges like the Lapua Long Range.
designed exclusively for the Lapua rifle.
assimilable to a wide range of large-bore ammunition
excels at working with a wide range of other systems
Saul Lancaster –
Bought to try because retumbo can’t be found . After a few loads , which all grouped good . I found a load that gave me a 5 shoot one hole group at 300 yards with my 338 lapua mag . I made another order for 5 lbs.
Pedro Miles –
This powder so far has exceeded my expectations. I have managed to reach velocities of 3359fps with Federal match Magnum primers and a 175 grain accubond long range bullet with my Browning X bolt Pro long range 28 Nosler with a 1 in 8 twist 26 inch barrel. All loads tested averaged about 12fps deviation and I managed to pull 1/2 inch groups or less at a 100yrds. I settled in with a mid-range powder charge with 3170fps with a 1/4 group. Not sure how this powder will hold up to Temp sensitivity. Last time out I managed to hit three out of three on a 8 inch Target at 1065yrds.