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RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

Fwiw I was able to get my es and sd numbers down by seating the bullet 20 thousandths off the lands. Both accuracy and consistency improved.

I'm going to experiment with H1000 next weekend to see if I can push my 165s in my 270 wsm a little faster with lower pressure.
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

What bullet are you speaking of? Out of curiousity....
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

The 165 is a Matrix .277. I'm still trying to find the sweet spot for these...

Normally I shoot 140 and 150 Bergers. Prior to that, I shot the 130 TSX with excellent results as well.
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

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Fwiw I was able to get my es and sd numbers down by seating the bullet 20 thousandths off the lands. Both accuracy and consistency improved.

I'm going to experiment with H1000 next weekend to see if I can push my 165s in my 270 wsm a little faster with lower pressure.
^^^^^^^ Whoops! Maybe next time I should re-read the previous post! sorry for the redundancy.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:02 PM
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

No worries. Rl17 really sends light bullets flying too. 90 grainers almost 4k out of that same gun!

I don't shoot those much for fear of killing my throat
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

RL-17 IS different. I have used it achieving higher velocities than expected with a few mid sized cases.

6mm rem and 100 gr nos pt, 3300 fps 24" barrel.

284 win 160 nos accubonds 3070 fps 23" barrel,

More recently with two very different 338 RCMs.

First 338 RCM (standard throating) 225 accubonds 2750 fps 22" barrel.

Long throated 338 RCM 300 gr Berger hybrids 2575 29" barrel. ES for two different powder charges was ZERO.

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It isn't just a few of us noticing this with our personal observations, it has been proven with a strain gauge by German Salazar and Bob Jensen:

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:21 AM
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Re: RL-17 & WSM: Too good to be True?

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RL-17 IS different. I have used it achieving higher velocities than expected with a few mid sized cases......


Long throated 338 RCM 300 gr Berger hybrids 2575 29" barrel. ES for two different powder charges was ZERO.

^^^^^^ WOW, that is fantastic!
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It isn't just a few of us noticing this with our personal observations, it has been proven with a strain gauge by German Salazar and Bob Jensen:

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Thanks for posting that article, great read, I appreciate the response!
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