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Old 01-10-2004, 09:09 PM
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RL 19 Powders Questions!!

OK so the 300 WSM loves the stuff.. BUT I havn't used this powder enough to know if it is temp sensitive or not..
anyone have experience with it..

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Ric
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Old 01-10-2004, 11:38 PM
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Re: RL 19 Powders Questions!!

Wyo,

I have used RL-19, but not extensivly. I have done tests with RL-15 and came up with
21 FPS differance for 74 degrees temp differance. I would hope that RL-19 would be similar.

The test I did was chronographing some loads with the powder temp at 70 degrees. Then I chonied some of the exact same loads with a powder temp of -4 degrees.

Let me know if you do a simialr test and what you find out. I really like the RL line of powders.
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Old 01-10-2004, 11:58 PM
 
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Re: RL 19 Powders Questions!!

Ric , I have a 300Win mag that likes it alot to. The load I have for it is very hot , I only get about 3 loads before the primer pockets are done. I worked up the load in the early spring when it was cool and have shot it throughout the summer with no problems as far as the primers flatening out any more than normal or cratering at all.
Like I said I worked up the load at a tep of probably 50deg F and have shot it in the summer when it was in the mid 90's.
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Old 01-11-2004, 12:19 AM
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Re: RL 19 Powders Questions!!

Ric,
I can't remember if I said, but the RL22 and 25 have worked out pretty good, much like Michael has said, some loads with 22 have flat astonished me. I've got some RL15 I'm starting to use (been using Varget) for the first time, hope it works well in the 308 too. Dad uses the RL19, so I'm all ears on this too.
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Old 01-11-2004, 03:14 AM
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Re: RL 19 Powders Questions!!

Easy way to find out.Put a couple of rounds in the freezer and a couple near the heat vent(in the truck for those of us that can't shoot out the back door [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
Have found R15(223-77g),19(243-95g),22(7Mag-160g) and 25(6.5WSM-140g)to be the powder of choice with the only problem being a varience lot to lot.
Have not run them cold as most of my shooting is done in the hot summer sun @ prairie dogs.
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Old 01-11-2004, 05:58 AM
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Re: RL 19 Powders Questions!!

MachV,

See now I like that.. I guy thats always thinking!!! I guess putting a few rounds on the wood stove isn't a good idea [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 01-11-2004, 01:11 PM
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Re: RL 19 Powders Questions!!

Wyo,

As cold as it has been at your place, leave some in your truck over night and leave some by the thermostat in the house, so you know about what temp they are. I always take something insulated to keep my loads warm while driving to the range. I put the cold loads in the back of the truck so they stay nice and cold. I like to test em around -5 to -10 and then others around +70

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