Re: Reload 17 for 300 WSM
No! I wouldn't use any4350 data(IMR or Hodgdon) for RL-17. Even with similar burn rate they just flat out arent the same powder. My experience when it comes to Handloading is that it is no place for assumptions.
Go to the Alliant web site and they list a max load of 68 grs of RL17 on a 165gr Speer bullet.
I just got back from the range and I was shooting my 300wsm with 168gr ttsx in front of 67.5 grs of RL-17. Its a load that I have found works well in my gun and a few others on here have found works good for them too.
So just to be on the safe side of things hit up the Alliant website and verify what I told you was the max and then start %10 below that and work your way up.
Best of luck, hope RL-17 works for you!
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