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284 Win. and RL 17

 
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:29 AM
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284 Win. and RL 17

I am new to this Board and a fairly new Reloader. However I have reloaded my 284 with RL 15 and H4831SC with good results. I am curious about the RL 17 but can not find any load data listed. What I have read sugest that you can get close to 3000ft/s with a 180 gr bullet. Although my 284 is built with a short action my magazine with allow me to get an OAL of a little over 3.11.
Any sugestions would be welcome to this newcomer
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:25 PM
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Re: 284 Win. and RL 17

My 284 is also a short action but i am limited to 2.8 oal by my magazine. I have tried rel 17 with 120-154 gr bullets and did get a velocity boost over other combos and had single digit extreme spreads but 2 moa accuracy. www.6mmbr.com has some good info on rel17 and the 284. Hopefully you get better accuracy than i did.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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Re: 284 Win. and RL 17

Thanks for the comeback.
I looked up your reference.
I may have to try the new load. Work my way up slowly.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: 284 Win. and RL 17

IMO H4350 has been the best choice for the 284 win until Rl-17 came along. H4831 is a bit too slow and RL-15 is a bit too fast.

My 284 is a 23" sporter weight bolt action. OAL is a tad more useful at 3.050". My gunsmith extended my M77 Ruger's magazine for around $75.

Moly coated 150 nos bt easily got to 3000 and I used it year round even in 90 degree temps. It was capable of more but that seemed like a good spot to stop.

Max loaded moly coated 160 accubond obtained 3050 fps but it was pretty much a cool weather load.

Both loads were under 1/2 MOA.

If you look around the net you will find that many say the amount of powder to use will just about be identical to H4350 amounts. Start low and work up.

FYI RL-17 works very well in the 6mm rem and 338 RCM too.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: 284 Win. and RL 17

I had excellent results in my 284 Win using RL17 and a Berger 168 VLD.

15" bbl (hand velocity of 2554 FPS. Just over 1/2 MOA at 200 yds.

My chamber allowed for a 3.2" OAL.

I'd have to check my data book to see what I loaded up to.

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Rog
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: 284 Win. and RL 17

I may have to try some 4350. I do have a can. I have been using H4831SC and Reloder 15 as a friend had recommended those. I have been getting pretty good accuracy 1 moa but a little better is my aim. Thanks for the comeback. From Tucson huh, My son lives near phoenix. I always thought Redding was HOT can't compare to Phoenix. Tucson is a little more reasonable. Nice this time of year anyway. I can see why you might have to watch your max loads in the summer.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:31 AM
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Re: 284 Win. and RL 17

Here something from 6br site

.284 Win Tactical Hunter

When you start seeing 180gr bullet @ 3000fps in the 284 that velocity comes from 30" long barrel.

I have 27" long barrel on my 284 and that does help with the velocity and I'm using R-17 in that rifle and 280AI.

Well good luck
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