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RL 17 in .308

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Unread 02-21-2013, 07:09 PM
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RL 17 in .308

Has anyone tried Reloader 17 in a .308 to see if it has any velocity gains or is it a little too slow burning for the cartridge.
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    Unread 02-21-2013, 07:31 PM
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    Re: RL 17 in .308

    I read where it was tried with the 155gr SMK's with less than stellar results, but they said that it would probably work well with the 168gr and heavier bullets. Let us know if you try it though...
    Good luck!
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    Re: RL 17 in .308

    From what i've seen, the heavy for caliber bullets like the 208 A-Max, 210 Berger etc perform VERY well in the .308 case with RL-17. There are a handful of very good articles on SnipersHide encompassing that info, it's work a look.



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    Re: RL 17 in .308

    I'll be shooting the Berger 168 VLDs or Hybrids
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    Re: RL 17 in .308

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    I'll be shooting the Berger 168 VLDs or Hybrids
    I haven't used it but would think that it is on the slow side. My buddy uses reloaded 15 and 168 and 175 SMK's and loves it. There are too many powders out there better than 17. Good Luck on your loads.
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    Re: RL 17 in .308

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    ....There are too many powders out there better than 17. Good Luck on your loads.


    Before you make statements like that, you may take a look at these:

    308 Win, 208 AMax, RL17

    Range Test: Berger 215gr Hybrid in the 308 Win

    Hornady 225gr BTHP in the 308 Win


    RL-17 & heavies look to be giving the ole .308 a new lease on life.


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