RL 17 in .308

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  1. jhibbard24

    jhibbard24 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried Reloader 17 in a .308 to see if it has any velocity gains or is it a little too slow burning for the cartridge.
     
  2. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    I read where it was tried with the 155gr SMK's with less than stellar results, but they said that it would probably work well with the 168gr and heavier bullets. Let us know if you try it though...
    Good luck!
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    From what i've seen, the heavy for caliber bullets like the 208 A-Max, 210 Berger etc perform VERY well in the .308 case with RL-17. There are a handful of very good articles on SnipersHide encompassing that info, it's work a look.



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  4. jhibbard24

    jhibbard24 Well-Known Member

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    I'll be shooting the Berger 168 VLDs or Hybrids
     
  5. Lone Hunter

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    I haven't used it but would think that it is on the slow side. My buddy uses reloaded 15 and 168 and 175 SMK's and loves it. There are too many powders out there better than 17. Good Luck on your loads.
     
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