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Unread 10-28-2006, 06:09 PM
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RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

hear alot of people here talking about the variences from lot to lot of the reloader powders. I loading 70.4gr of rl22 over lapua cases & 190smk. fps=2850. anybody recomend a better powder for 300win or just buy large quanities of same lot???/
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    Unread 10-28-2006, 07:15 PM
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    Re: RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

    I don't know about the lot-to-lot variation but RL powders are often referred to as "temperature sensitive". Any facts behind either one of these issues with RL powders?
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    Unread 10-28-2006, 07:22 PM
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    Re: RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

    stripes
    If your happy with the accurracy and velocity of that load then buy 5 or 10 lbs and be done with it. If you're thinking there might be greener pastures elsewhere, H-1000, H or Imr 4831, Imr 7828, and H 4350 all have good reputations in a 300 WM.

    Personally I like 71.0 grs of Re 22 under a 200 gr Accubond or SMK, gets me 2950ish and dead critters I point it at.

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    Unread 10-28-2006, 08:06 PM
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    Re: RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

    I am shooting 74 gr RL22 under 190 gr Berger VLDs for 2957 fps with no pressure. I took it up to 78 grs before I hit pressure, but I was not getting any significant gains in velocity and the accuracy was headed the wrong way. The other load that shoots wonders is 69 gr IMR 4350 with 190 gr SMKs. That load gets me 2925 fps. Both of these loads just work for me.
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    Unread 10-28-2006, 11:45 PM
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    Re: RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

    Several years ago I had bad experience with RL22.

    I had been loading for the 300 mag and everything was fine with the first can, I was 1 gr under max in the books.

    Then I start a new can and dropped 2 grs and loaded 3 shells for testing. Well...that's when it happened, first shot locked the bolt up. Had to drive the bolt out with a 2x4 board and big hammer.

    Well I finally got the bolt out, but now the case is still locked tight in the chamber. Next I had to drive the case out with a steel rod and the big hammer. But I did get lucky and didn't hurt anything.

    I done some more testing by dropping the charge down 5 more grains. So from what I could tell this new can was about 5 grains to "hot".

    So, a great big lesson was learned here. I have never, ever, had any other brand of powder do this to me after 30 some yrs of loading.

    Now, I reported this to the owner of the gun shop that I buy powder from and he was telling me that I was the 3rd person in the last two weeks that had told him of this.

    Two years ago on a forum, there was a topic on this powder and a man from back on the east coast had mention that he had gotten hold of exceptionally hot lot of RL22 also.

    Sooo...always start low and work up.
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    Unread 10-29-2006, 04:54 AM
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    Re: RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

    I like the groups with this load not hot by any means, but i have never started over with a new can, when i first worked this load up it was early april, may velocity was 2845, shot several cans by now but have never chronographed any more, having a little trouble with my drop tables out to 1000yds,mabey my velocity has changed. are any of you all using the exbal program for drop tables and is it worth the 70$ they want for it???????????
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    Re: RL 22 powder, 300 win mag

    Glassman,
    That may have been me that you're refering to as on the East Coast. I was loading for a .300WM that I had at the time. I was getting .300 Weatherby velocities using the 180gn Ballistic Tip and had to beat the bolt up and back. Luckily, no harm came to me, my buddy or the rifle but I learned a valuable lesson that day. Always start low and work up.
    The thing that really stood out then and still sticks in my mind was the sound of the rifle going off. Sounded more like a howitzer than a Sendero. I was definately pushing the envelope! JohnnyK.
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