Originally Posted by old_heli_logger
If you don't mind me asking, can you tell me what your min and max powder weights were using RL17 with the 140gr bullets?
Steve , quickload shows 47.0 grains as being max with a berger 140 Hunting VLD . so the rule of thumb is 4 grains lower is your starting point , making 43.0 min .
I'm using 49.0 grains RL17 , CCI 200 primer , with a 140 berger hunting VLD . COAL is 2.844 off the tip . I'm getting no pressure signs on hotter days , and very long brass life . this load seems to be safe in my rifle . this is a 200 yard target . left is 48.0 , center is 48.5 right is 49.0 . the larger bottom spot is a different rifle .
this is a close up of the 49.0 target 200 yds from above .