Re #17 up dates for 6x284

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Iron Worker, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    That powder is amazing !In my 26" bbl 6x284 53.7grs behind a Nosler 90gr BT produced an avg velocity of 3,612. Tell me that won't kill a coyote at 50 yds + No way could I get those velocities with H4350 my rifles former favorite powder. Also 57.2 grs of Re#17 behind a 70gr Nosler BT produced 3,950 FPS . Long live Re#17.
     
  2. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a pound of RL17 today. I've heard others talk about getting similar results! Also bought some Retumbo. 6mm-06AI


    Tom
     

  3. JUDD

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    What twist you using?
     
  4. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    10"twist rate. My rifle is a heavy walking predator/varmint rig . When this bbl is shot out I'll try something thinner.
     
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    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks.

    I'm shootng an 8 twist....was gonna drop dwon with bullet weight to push some fps but wasn't sure how low I could go with this twist. Was thinkin bout goin with the 95 bt
     
  6. Texote

    Texote Well-Known Member

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    tag
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    you're it-- sorry, had to
     
  8. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Iron Worker,

    Thanks for sharing. Have RL-17 on hand will have to give it a try with some heavier bullets. Currently using varget and 55 gr nos bt from 24" barrel @ 4175 fps. It is my calling rifle sighted in .5" at 100 is 5.6" low at 350 yds. Don't have to worry about trajectory when a yote is spotted.


    FYI I now use RL-33, RL-17's slower cousin, in my heavy 28" 6mm-284 with Berger 105 target hybrid. Gained 178 fps over max load of retumbo. new vel 3485 fps

    The 6mm-284 is an interesting cartridge. Just think, it was wildcatted 50 years ago, right after they produced the 284 win back in 1963. Modern powders, better brass and rifle looneys like us keep it alive.
     
  9. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorites for sure, i'm still using the boring old 107SMK & Ramshot Magnum... which is why I posted.

    Have you used that 105 Hybrid on game? 'Yote, 'lope? i've been toying with the idea.... :rolleyes:


    t
     
  10. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    No I have not used the 105 target hybrid on big game. With all the success Broz has had with the 215 and 230 30 cal target hybrids, I considered trying them on a coues wt. I am hoping that they make a hunting version by next hunting season.

    If anyone has used the 105 target hybrid on big game we would love to hear the story.
     
  11. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Well I now have turned the necks on my 6x284 so I ll commence another round of testing with Re#33 and 105 hybrids . I'm awaiting shipment of new scope for that rifle.
     
  12. Texote

    Texote Well-Known Member

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    Anyone using it with 87gr vmax?
     
  13. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    When I had a 10" twist 6/284 I used Re#17 with 87gr V-max. I was able to burn an additional grain and achieve another 100+fps. They H4350.
     
  14. Texote

    Texote Well-Known Member

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    Ironworker

    An additional grain over what amount?

    thanks

    P.S
    Thanks for getting back to me via pm