Originally Posted by elmerdeer
Wow thats fast for a big bullet, how long is your barrel? And have you worked up any other loads with RL-17 that you can share with us? Rl-17 sounds fast, thats what speed i am getting with RL-22 63.5 grs and the 140 acuubonds.
You beat me to it... I was thinking and wondering the same thing.
I got 200 fps more with RL17 than H4350 in my 300 WSM
shooting 180 E-Tips. I wasn't real sure how it would work in a cartridge like the 7 RM or 280 AI. The best I could do with my 7 RM was about 3000 with 160 gr NPT's.
On recoil... Not that I dont disbelieve the report of no recoil, but I know that my 7mm RM kicked pretty good shooting 160's at 3000 fps. Kind of hard to imagine an 280 AI not kicking shooting 162 A Max's @3140 fps.