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

 
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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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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Re: OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot

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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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I don't have a chrono, but consulted with Berger, and they said with my 24" 11.25" 5R twist, I should be dead-close to 2,400 on the dot, at the muzzle.
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