Originally Posted by mtelkhntr78
Brent, Thanks for posting your results! I have had similar results with 67.5grs or RL-17 over 168 grain Barnes.
Please keep us posted on what you find with 180 gr research. I am going to start working a load for RL-17 behind some Bergers.
I've been working to find a load with 180 Etips between the 66 and 66.5 grains of RL17 and haven't been able to nail a load down, but the velocities are outstanding. I'm thinking I will find a good load somewhere between 65.5 and 66 for every 180 I shoot. I did however, find the seating depth my rifle likes with the E tips. 180's and 168's both work well at a 2.84 COAL.
Without going to the heavies, I've darn near convinced myself that the 168 with RL17 is a better option than the 180. It offers everything I want for hunting, good B.C., great velocity, and plenty of energy.