R-17 for 270 WSM?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JOSE LUIS LEON, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. JOSE LUIS LEON

    JOSE LUIS LEON Active Member

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    some 270 WSM load for R-17?
     
  2. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    I found it works very, very well with 130gr bullets, did try some with 140gr btsp from Hornady and shot those good to. I am right at 3300fps with the 130gr. (Hornady SST). Deer slayer.
     

  3. JOSE LUIS LEON

    JOSE LUIS LEON Active Member

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    few grains did you use?

    which is the maximum load?
     
  4. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    Has best luck with Win Large rifle Mag primers. 60.8gr of RL-17. Length with Hornady Comparator of 2.225"(not COL). That is .005 from lands in my son's Savage. Fits mag.

    I think I started at 55 or 56gr. I would not exceed 60.8gr, so start no higher than 55.