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Old 07-19-2008, 03:43 PM
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Reloder 17

Has anyone been reading all the info on Reloder 17 on various forums? Seems to be quite positive. I do not have any experience with it yet.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:16 PM
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Alliant Reloder 17

I was reading on it also might have to give it a go
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:20 PM
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following hell ya

I have been pestering my dealer for over a month for it sounds real good
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:53 PM
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I am waiting anxiously. 200 fps increase in top velocities in the xc? I cant wait to see if it will bump up the velocities in the 6x47. I doubt I would see that much difference b/n vv560 and RL17 but I gotta try it. It isnt listed in the load data but I wonder if someone could get enough of it in a 223 case to pressure up the 90gr VLDs.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:18 AM
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I'm thinking it may be an excellent choice in my 6.5x284 when I get it. The rifle is to be completed sometime around the end of August. It is purported to be in the IMR4350 burn rate range but with higher, sometimes MUCH higher velocity, and of course, better accuracy.

Apparently, Alliant had the short magnums in mind when developing this powder. I plan to have Kirby build me a 270 WSM in the near future and would also like to try it with this cal also.

For unknown reasons to me, Alliant is having this powder produced in Switzerland, so availability may continue to be postponed. As I know it, this powder was to be available by March of this year, then pushed back to the end of June.

I have not seen any yet and have my requests out to 3 stores. I'm guessing that a reasonable eta will be later this year, much later.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:41 PM
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Re: Reloder 17

I think the burn rate is very close to N160. I notice two velocity comparisons that listed RL17 and N160 and also noted stickey bolt lift at the identical charge weight. This probably puts its burn rate closer to IMR4831 than 4350. I think my tired old 06 might be getting shot in the arm next year.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:24 PM
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Re: Reloder 17

I'll be using some in a 300 wsm by the end of next week. I'll post my findings. Maybe if it isn't as fast as Alliant claims, they will send someone on here to tell me I screwed up and my chrono doesn't work!
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