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    Alright gents, whats your favourite powder for the big Swede? Anyone using RL17?
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    I use IMR 4350 with very good results.

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    I've used 4350 with lighter bullets way back when but have settled on the 4895s for all around use!!!!

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    I like IMR 4350 for my 250 grainers, I did work up a load last year with some 225 accubonds and RL 17 that shot really good.
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    H-4895 has been the best performer for me. I tried 4350 but I never could get as much of it into the case as other people said they were using so the velocity was not there for me. It was recommended I try a drop tube, but I just use H-4895 and it does everything I want.

    I've heard RL17 has done well for some, as well as H-4831sc.

    Trailboss and pistol bullets are a fun combination too.

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    Norma URP shows excellent velocity with the heavier (250+) bullets, and Ramshot Hunter should work well, too.

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    With my 350 Rigby which has almost the same capacity as the swede I found RL15 and Varget were top performers with 225 and 250's. I tried H-4350 which is one of my favorite powders, but accuracy just wasn't as good as RL15 and varget.
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    67.5 gr of IMR 4895 has been the most accurate load at 2800 fps in five 358 Norma's I have owned over the years.

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    H4350 has been the powder I've been using in my mine for the past few years with 225-grain Swift A-Frames. Good velocity and accuracy from that combo.

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    H4350 has been the powder I've been using in my mine for the past few years with 225-grain Swift A-Frames. Good velocity and accuracy from that combo.

    I've been shooring the 358 Norma for many years, H4895 for 225 Nosler Partitions, H4350 for the 250's and R 19 for the 280's.
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    I have not tried RL-17 in the 358 Norma but have used it in place of my favorite H4350 with very good results. The 358 Norma would be a good candidate for RL-17. You may find a little better velocity with it and its seems more versatile giving good performance with a range of bullet weights.
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    Hey Murphy ...
    I've been using H4350 in my 330 Dakota ... Would RL-17 be a good fit?

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    Oh yeah. That case has a bit more capacity than the Norma but RL-17 should be a good powder for the 330 also.
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