Re: Rl17 243 loads
I did testing with the 87gn Berger VLD almost 3 yrs ago and used RL17 and CCI BR2 primers. I loaded 41.5 thru 43.5gns. Velocity averages ran from a low of 3234fps w/41.5gn to 3371fps w/43.5gn. My rifle's (Win M70 SA HVB) accuracy node was at 42.0 and 42.5gn. Accuracy ran in the .36 - .44" range.
With that said, 43.5gn had some impressive numbers; 3 shot group: 3370/3372/3369 (3371fps avg.) ES: 03.76, SD: 01.41 Accuracy: .8905”. Dunno!
Hope this helps get ya started. JohnnyK.
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