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Reloader-17 Fouling

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Unread 06-18-2010, 03:28 PM
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Reloader-17 Fouling

I been using RL-17 for few years probably from the time it was introduced. One thing I noticed is the chunks left by it in the barrel every time its fired, usually I run patch through every 3 - 5 shots. Is this normal for RE-17 or I have some bad lot?

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    Unread 06-18-2010, 04:29 PM
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    Re: Reloader-17 Fouling

    What cartridge? I just found a good load for my 270 with RL 17. I plan to do some shooting this weekend. I'll keep an eye out on the fouling.
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    Re: Reloader-17 Fouling

    I use it in 223, 270 and 308... It shoots great I just don't like chunks seating in the barrel, I never tried to see if it will effect my accuracy by leaving them to accumulate... they can be removed easily with a patch... almost looks like powder didn't burn completely, sort of granules...
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    Re: Reloader-17 Fouling

    I use it in 30-06 and 375 Ruger and thought it was very clean burning. Maybe it was the 3 groove barrel on the 375 and the 30-06 Steyr never did foul much.

    goose, what load did you find for your 270? I'm thinking it might work well in the 270.
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    Re: Reloader-17 Fouling

    Using RL-17 in a 308 WIN with a 208Amax @2620 I have not seen a problem with fouling and we are shooting 100rds before cleaning the barrel. The gun is shooting sub MOA out to 1000yrds.
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    Re: Reloader-17 Fouling

    I did some shooting today, shot about 5 rounds and checked the bore after, mine was very clean. I'm shooting 54 grains and a sierra 130gr boat tail. I shot a 6" group at 622yards, which I was happy with. I was however having quite a bit of SD and ES. My first shot was 2917, had a couple in the 2940's a 2950, 2960 and 3000. The first 4 were shot about 5 min apart and the last two back to back.
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    Re: Reloader-17 Fouling

    I read on other forum, 6mmbr I think, the complain was about fouling with RE-17, I just can't find it right now, but guys there were saying they got a lot which was fouling...
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