Anyone tried Reloader 15.5?

QuietTexan

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I just got off Powder Valley website and they took Re15.5 off the site.
Don't know what that means
Dunno, mine got here so it is real:
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QuietTexan

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Lets see some load data! 😂
I'm starting with 30-06, 152 gn Shock Hammer, 48.5gn RL15.5, Fed210M, sat base to the end of the neck, ladder up to 53.5gn. Should crack 3000fps with room left to go up.

Just nuked all the cases, going to squeeze them to 0.004" and open to 0.0035" with a mandrel, then use a 1/4 FCD.

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I'm starting with 30-06, 152 gn Shock Hammer, 48.5gn RL15.5, Fed210M, sat base to the end of the neck, ladder up to 53.5gn. Should crack 3000fps with room left to go up.

Just nuked all the cases, going to squeeze them to 0.004" and open to 0.0035" with a mandrel, then use a 1/4 FCD.

I'm starting with 30-06, 152 gn Shock Hammer, 48.5gn RL15.5, Fed210M, sat base to the end of the neck, ladder up to 53.5gn. Should crack 3000fps with room left to go up.

Just nuked all the cases, going to squeeze them to 0.004" and open to 0.0035" with a mandrel, then use a 1/4 FCD.

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The case on the right doesn't look to happy. Does the 15.5 seem very dense or does it fill the case up like 23? I have two lbs.coming and I hope that it's something like 23 or 16 in that regard. 16 in my wifes Tikka has been unbelievable with the 140 Speer Gold Dot.
 

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QuietTexan keep me posted as I am going with 30-06 and 152 gn Hammer Hunter.
I have not had the time to get my cases prepped like you but when the powder arrives I'll start with new Lapua brass and I too am hoping for a close to 3000 fps node.
Years ago I used 150 gr Hornady Interlocks at a bit over 2900 fps so 3000 fps is doable if I can hit a positive node that fast.Maybe a little more?
 

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Check out the load data I posted on Hammer thread where I was close to 2900 with 180HH and W760 and shot incredible! Still trying to find pressure but have to wait for new box of 180's to arrive. I would love to try the 15.5 with .270 and Hammers!
 

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I'm starting with 30-06, 152 gn Shock Hammer, 48.5gn RL15.5, Fed210M, sat base to the end of the neck, ladder up to 53.5gn. Should crack 3000fps with room left to go up.

Just nuked all the cases, going to squeeze them to 0.004" and open to 0.0035" with a mandrel, then use a 1/4 FCD.

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Your all over it Bud
 

QuietTexan

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Check out the load data I posted on Hammer thread where I was close to 2900 with 180HH and W760 and shot incredible! Still trying to find pressure but have to wait for new box of 180's to arrive. I would love to try the 15.5 with .270 and Hammers!
I have your info saved in my load sheet actually, it's on my list to try.
 

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Just recieved an email answer to a question I asked Alliant powder company.
I asked if Re TS 15.5 is still available as no one lists the powder anymore and here is his reply:
The TS-15.5 was just released a week ago for the open market.

It is a temperature stable propellant. As such, and if it catches on like the three other temp staple Alliant Reloader Series propellants, it will be around for some time to come and most likely, like the others, will be hard to find based on those others.

Thanks,

Duane V. /Technical Service Representative

2299 Snake River Ave.

Lewiston, ID 83501

Alliant/Blazer/CCI/Speer

866-286-7436
 
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