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RL-17 in a 7mm-08

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Unread 06-29-2011, 10:54 AM
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RL-17 in a 7mm-08

I recently picked up a Browning X-bolt 7mm-08 and plan on putting some rounds together for it over the holiday weekend. I have a bunch of RL-17 setting at home that I would like to use up. Any thoughts in using RL-17 in a 7mm-08? The bullet of choose at this time will be the Nosler 140 Accubond.

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    Unread 07-05-2011, 11:35 PM
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    Re: RL-17 in a 7mm-08

    I have the Sako finn lite in 7mm-08 . It loves Varget and 140 accubonds. It is summer and the loads you work up now will not be the same in fall -winter. Need to try the temp extreme powders.
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    Unread 07-06-2011, 04:17 AM
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    Re: RL-17 in a 7mm-08

    I recently picked up a Winchester M70 Featherweight in 7mm-08. It shoots well with 140 gr Accubonds using Varget. I started at 41.5 gr and worked up in 1/2 gr increments. Haven't used RL- 17.
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    Unread 07-06-2011, 10:13 AM
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    Re: RL-17 in a 7mm-08

    What kind of velocities are you getting with Varget? I have not been able to get to the range yet to test out my RL-17 loads yet. I hopping to get somewhere around 2850 fps. If I can not get the speeds/groups from RL-17 that I am wanting I will give Varget and H414 ago.

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    Unread 07-06-2011, 10:51 AM
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    Re: RL-17 in a 7mm-08

    2870in 22 inch bbl. Ambient temp 99 degrees. 43 gr
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    Unread 07-06-2011, 07:03 PM
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    Re: RL-17 in a 7mm-08

    I was loading to max. 2925 fps. Will go up stairs and see what my load is if you are interested.
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    Unread 07-06-2011, 07:23 PM
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    Re: RL-17 in a 7mm-08

    For sure. Thanks
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