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OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot

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Re: OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot

I sure love RL-17 in my Lazz Patriot I can tell you that. It almost makes me want to break my old thought process & buy another .308

I too believe that it might not be a great choice for the .243 but who knows? I've got a couple of them lying around here, might just have to try it


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    Re: OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot

    I've found that my 5R .308 Win really likes 39.1gr of Varget stuffed behind a 210 Berger VLD and press fit up against the lands. It's shooting REALLY nice for me.
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    I've found that my 5R .308 Win really likes 39.1gr of Varget stuffed behind a 210 Berger VLD and press fit up against the lands. It's shooting REALLY nice for me.

    What kind of velocities are you pushing out of your 308 with that 210?


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    Does it look like RL-17 will work good in all of the cartridges based on the 308 casing? I have a 243 win, 2 in 7mm-08 rem, and a I just picked up a 308 win too. Sure would be nice if I could use all the same powder in all 4 guns. I am a new reloader (or soon to be reloader) and would enjoy having as few components to source as I can. I have a 338 AX coming from Kirby and might have it this fall so need to practice on how to "roll my own".

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    RL17 works well in my 24 inch bbl 7-08 with Berger 140 vld hunting bullets . velocity is right at 3080 FPS .
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    What kind of velocities are you pushing out of your 308 with that 210?


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    Re: OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot

    I know this an oldie but I wanted to know if you were still playing with the 208 and rl17. I am in the process of getting the funds together for a 26" 308 bbl for my savage and am in pressed with the numbers you posted.
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    Re: OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot

    I do on occasion. I use N550 as well but I'm having better success with H4350 under the 190-215s. It takes up a lot of case capacity but it's working better than I ever expected. I'm at 48 grains under the 200 hybrids and 210 ABLRS. I think H4350 gives up a little bit of velocity to R17 but it's more temp stable, cleans easier and generates a lot less pressure at near similar velocities. I'm running 49 and 50 with the 190s. These are very compressed but despite that, I'm getting single digit extreme spreads in the Palma case lit by 205m primers.
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