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Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

 
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:04 PM
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Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

Just wondering if anyone else's RL17 smells like coconut... Or If there's something wrong with mine

also, for those who are interested, tomorrow at 8pm eastern I will have posted an official update on RL17 in the .308win.

Trebark and I are going shooting tomorrow, I will be breaking in my new custom .308 with a 28" hart tube tomorrow. Will mainly be shooting 208gr a-maxs backed by RL17, but depending on accuracy I may try some others. We will have a chronograph and camera to document findings for anyone who is interested.

If all goes well, I will be shooting this at quantico Sunday.

-Oliver
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:25 PM
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Re: Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

I am not sure if it smells like coconut, I didn''t really disect its smell, but I did notice that RL-17 does have a very distinct odor. My buddy shooting next to me was complaining every time I touched off a round from my 300WSM. He said it stinks! It was getting good velocity and good groups so it could smell like dog poop for all I care!
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:52 PM
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Re: Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

Agreed, I'm shooting 208gr pills from my .308 with it. Didn't get to chrono my rounds today, will try tomorrow. I was shooting in 17degree weather in a snow storm (less than ideal, since I forgot my gloves), but I wanted to shoot, so I did.

Smell it again, i seriously believe it smells like coconut.

This thread is just a lol joke but also a spot to discuss RL17.

What kind of velocity are you getting with your 300wsm? I wonder if it works in a 300wm... Anyone try this? Or can someone Quickload it?
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:04 AM
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Re: Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

I am getting about 3180 fps avg out of my 300 short with 168 gr TSX on a charge of 67.3gr. That give me an 1.5 group at 200 yds. I am going to work up a load with 168gr Bergers here in the future. Also tossing around the idea of working up a load with 180 gr ABs. On another thread they seem to be a favorite of "shorty" shooters.
I have done sighting shots, fouling shots and grouping shots. Not yet have I done a "smelling" shot! Next time I am out I will give it a good whiff and see if it reminds me of sitting on a beach somewhere sipping a Pina Colada.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:44 AM
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Re: Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

I haven't actually smelled it while shooting, I mean while reloading. But I'll try that too! I have a ton of load work up to do today anyways
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:58 AM
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Re: Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

Has anyone ever noticed how much RL17 smells like cocoanut when you piss on it?
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:01 AM
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Re: Does anyone else think RL17 smells like coconut?

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Has anyone ever noticed how much RL17 smells like cocoanut when you piss on it?
Rather not try that :P shoots too good.
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