Should I buy Reloader 15

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by scsims, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    I have Varget on backorder, and have enough to last me a few months. I found a place that has about 8 pounds of RL 15. Just wondering if I should try and wait out the Varget or buy the RL 15 and work up a new load.

    What would you guys do?
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    What caliber are you loading for? I recently switched from Varget to RL15 because it gave me better accuracy in my 22-250. It seems like most people's guns will shoot both powders and achieve similar performance.
     

  3. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    Heck, I would with the way things are now. If 308 and 06 you may find your happy spot!
     
  4. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I should have mentioned the caliber. It's for 308s.
     
  5. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    Buy it now !!! No telling when hogdons will ever catch up. Just keep your ,loads out of direct sunlight in warmer temps.
     
  6. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    It's kind of a catch 22, if I have to work up new loads that's more bullets and primers that are hard to come by as well.
     
  7. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    AMEN, we are in tough times. I am lucky, I think I have enough to make it a few more seasons, but if I start shooting more match's, I could get in trouble with my 7mmWSM and .223.
     
  8. LeonJ71

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    If it's extremely popular then why not get it...if you dont use it you might be able to trade someone else for your type
     
  9. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Might have to do that.....
     
  10. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    RE-15 and Varget are very close in burn rates. It is my go-to powder for 308, 7-08 and 243. Buy it while you can.
     
  11. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely get it. Every 308 I have owned and still own has shot equal or better than Varget when using R15. Charge weights are similar to achieve the same velocity, excellent ES, and temperature stability. They changed to a temperature stable formulation a while back. iMHO.
     
  12. Buzzsaw

    Buzzsaw Well-Known Member

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    +++++1 LEONlightbulb
     
  13. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    DON'T BUY RL 15!!!

    I want market saturation so I can actually find some to use in my 35 whelen!!!!! Seriously, rl15 is about as universal as 4895. If it isn't seriously overbore or a pistol but still goes bang it can probably burn rl15 well.
     
  14. jasent

    jasent Well-Known Member

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    No you shouldn't buy it. Just tell me where you I can get it lol