Here is a recap on my 30-06 168gr loads using Reloader 17. It sure has some speed out of a 22" barrel.
Here is my resent ocw test using my 30-06 marlin xl7 rifle using 168gr amax and reloader 17: I did not run into any pressure signs, I may go higher in charge.
Okay back from the range. Went forward with more powder for 30-6 RL-17.
Looks like 57.4gr thru 57.7gr have same POI. As 57.1 was scatter and and got scatter at 58.0grs. So my guess would be 57.6 gr would be OCW? Comments? I may have pulled the 3rd shot in 57.7 grs.
Did some more testing with my hunting bullet 168gr TSX. Ended up using different primers, changed to CCI-BR2 no change to POI. However it was a hotter primer and raise the speed up. I played with bullet seating and I'm pretty happy with the results. Of coarse I want to retest the load and test them at farther distance. My plan is 500 yards max with this combo.
Reloader 17 @ 57.5grs.