300 wsm new load RL-17

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Bird Dog, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Bird Dog

    Bird Dog Member

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    I received my order of RL-17 and had the chance to load 20 rounds last night.
    So this morning went to the range about 11:45AM.
    Outside temp. 89 degs. F., barometric press. 30.03, and Sunny.
    Thanks to all for your help!:)gun)
     

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  2. Rev.

    Rev. Well-Known Member

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    That's just sweet shooting!! What was your range?
     
  3. TikkaShooters

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    My gun loves RL17 as well. There hasn't been a bad performing load yet with it.

    How does the a-max perform on game?
     
  4. ShooterMedic

    ShooterMedic Well-Known Member

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    Great pics. I am glad to see it worked for you.
     
  5. Bird Dog

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    The range was 100 yards, using a Bushnell 4200 Elite 6 x 24. I also have a 1 piece 20 MOA base under it. :)
     
  6. MuleHunter

    MuleHunter Well-Known Member

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    Do you plan to do any testing in different temperatures to see the fps per deg shift?

    I read this article and it has me questioning the go to temperature sensitive powders and suggest it has more to do with cartridge, bullet, powder combo for temp stability. In my 6.5WSM i am getting a 6fps per deg temp shift with RL-17. I would be curious to see if you have the same problem.

    Nice groups by the way. That is outstanding ballistics in a 23" barreled system

    http://www.shootingsoftware.com/ftp/Pressure%20Factors.pdf
     
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