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Old 09-21-2013, 07:24 PM
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300 saum w/rl15

Looking for any feedback. I want to use it with 168 NBT. Let me here what you got guys.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:26 AM
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Re: 300 saum w/rl15

I have not used 15. I have used a bunch of R-17 with 165 gr. bullets and found very good speed and great accuracy. I have also used 4007, good results, Varget with 150's good results, 4350, both H & IMR ok results and several others with mixed results.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:58 PM
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Re: 300 saum w/rl15

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I have not used 15. I have used a bunch of R-17 with 165 gr. bullets and found very good speed and great accuracy. I have also used 4007, good results, Varget with 150's good results, 4350, both H & IMR ok results and several others with mixed results.
Okay, thanks, its a start.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:19 PM
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Re: 300 saum w/rl15

Tried a lot of powders but after all the experimenting I came running back to good ole' H-4350.... if I could only have one powder for everything from .25 to .338 I would have a hard time finding one better than H-4350!!!
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:13 PM
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Re: 300 saum w/rl15

I lost faith in the RL17 and have recently gone to Viht N540 with the Berger 168 Hybrids. Very good results so far.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:40 AM
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Re: 300 saum w/rl15

RL15 was my go to powder for several years for cartridges that favored powders with a medium burn rate and the SAUM's fall in that category.

I now use Varget which is similar accuracy and velocity but isn't temperature sensitive.

If temperature sensitivity isn't all that important to you I predict that you'll have excellent results with RL15 in your SAUM.

Just one man's opinion....

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:13 AM
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Re: 300 saum w/rl15

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RL15 was my go to powder for several years for cartridges that favored powders with a medium burn rate and the SAUM's fall in that category.

I now use Varget which is similar accuracy and velocity but isn't temperature sensitive.

If temperature sensitivity isn't all that important to you I predict that you'll have excellent results with RL15 in your SAUM.

Just one man's opinion....

Bob
I prefer RL15 over Varget. I seem to be able to get better results quicker than with Varget. That is all I have used. Thanks for the info.
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