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coues24a
Average Member

USA
105 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  00:34:41  Show Profile Send coues24a a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I must admit, I was kind of skeptical about this powder working wonders in the "Short Mags". Well I tried some this weekend and I was impressed. I used 69gr with a 155gr Berger VLD, Federal Magnum Primer and Winchester Nickel Brass. I got 3380fps with the chrono about ten feet away and .7 inch three shot group. There were no signs of excess pressure either.
Has anyone experienced the same? I will post this load.
I can't wait to try it out on my Coues hunt this year!
Thanks.

fishstan2
Advanced Member



USA
2289 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  04:09:55  Show Profile  Send fishstan2 a Yahoo! Message Send fishstan2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Coues, sound like you have a shooter. Now on to the other info we have to have like, what caliber, what rifle and what distance (cause I gotsta, know). Please tell us all about RL-17 as all I have been able to do is read on it (I do love RL-15/19/22/25 and one more good powder sure won't hurt). Good luck and good shooting. Stan

WILLIAMS, STANLEY W.
CSM JBLM
"I SAY SHOOTEM FROM LONG RANGE"
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Dom
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Germany
1982 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  06:37:28  Show Profile Send Dom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You sound like a Happy Camper Coues. Glad you found a good load, but shoot a few more groups on different days just to confirm you didn't get lucky! Good luck on your Coues hunt. I have used RL 22 and also consider it a good powder.

BTW, I'll take a stab you're shooting a 300 WSM, Waidmannsheil, Dom.
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BISCUT
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3481 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  08:48:06  Show Profile Send BISCUT a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great to hear. I've had really good, repeatable luck w. IMR4007SSC in 300wsm, 223wssm, 25wssm. I havent hear dmuch on the RL17. Please let us know if you try it in other cals.
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coues24a
Average Member

USA
105 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  08:52:08  Show Profile Send coues24a a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dom you are right. I'm shooting a 300 WSM, Winchester Model 70 stainless/synthetic with the Mauser extractor. I had a Timney installed and sanded the stock in a couple of areas that were touching the barrel. I did leave the forend alone, it still touches the barrel. I was shooting at 100yds. Now it's time to do some testing at longer ranges. I need to find out what yardages line up with my B&C reticle.
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3006Savage
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267 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  10:43:14  Show Profile Send 3006Savage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am getting 3,000 FPS with RL17 and 168 grain Ballistic Tips in my 22" barreled 06. It is 100 fps faster than RL22 which was the fastest powder in my rifle. Groups are very good and velocities are consistant especially near max.
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coues24a
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USA
105 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  19:25:01  Show Profile Send coues24a a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm kind of suprised more people haven't posted loads with this powder. It's been out for a little while.
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Ds28
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USA
3276 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  21:12:35  Show Profile Send Ds28 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have some of the new Hybrid 100 and have some rl 17 on order to that I am going to do a few loads with when it cools down a little

should be interesting to see it they live up to all that they claim

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
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Teknys
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18 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2009 :  21:16:39  Show Profile Send Teknys a Private Message  Reply with Quote
With some luck I'm going to get out early Wed morn and do some shooting. One of my loads is a 270WSM w/ RL17 and 130BT. I'll pass on the results
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sonnyboy
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USA
355 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2009 :  05:04:24  Show Profile Send sonnyboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have been using RL17 for several months now and I can tell you it lives up to the ads. With 150NBT I carefully worked up to 3181fps in a 22in barrel Mod70 Winchester. I got sub-minute of angle at 100yds with 3shot gps. In my Savage Tac 24in barrel using 168gr SMK I clocked 3034fps using RL17 with around 3/8 to 7/16" gps. with it. Both loads were above book max with no pressure signs showing. In the good ole 06 and 150gr bullets one can expect an increase of about 150fps over other powders.

Happy Shooting
Sonnyboy
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sonnyboy
Senior Member



USA
355 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2009 :  07:50:54  Show Profile Send sonnyboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey guys, go to this link and read about Reloder 17.
http://www.6mmbr.com/reloder17.html

Happy Shooting
sonnyboy
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coues24a
Average Member

USA
105 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2009 :  19:05:38  Show Profile Send coues24a a Private Message  Reply with Quote
DS, let me know how the Hybrid works for you. I'm interested in trying it as well.
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Meaghercamp
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USA
1151 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2009 :  19:26:15  Show Profile Send Meaghercamp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bought a pound of it myself last week. Have intentions to try it in the 8mm Mauser with 200gr bullets. Have not gotten any start charge weights yet, but have emailed Alliant. Simmilar to the 4350s in burn rate, right?

It's all about Action and Adventure! Go out and get some!
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Ds28
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USA
3276 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2009 :  22:55:17  Show Profile Send Ds28 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coues24a

DS, let me know how the Hybrid works for you. I'm interested in trying it as well.



from the load data that I have been reading it seems to do the best in 243 so that is where I will start with the Hybrid 100 and when I finish the stock for my 30-06 I was planning on using the RL 17 with some 150 or 165 grn boolits to see how it does

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
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IraqVet2003
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USA
1390 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2009 :  23:02:34  Show Profile Send IraqVet2003 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would be interested to hear about the Hybrid 100 V as well. I was thinking about trying it in the 25-06 and 270. Thanks Vet
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fishstan2
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USA
2289 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2009 :  02:44:00  Show Profile  Send fishstan2 a Yahoo! Message Send fishstan2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Sonnyboy, great information on RL-17, good reading and very informative. I just might have to try some when I get home. Stan

WILLIAMS, STANLEY W.
CSM JBLM
"I SAY SHOOTEM FROM LONG RANGE"
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