RL 17

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gkempf, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. gkempf

    gkempf Well-Known Member

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    Going to use RL 17 for my 300WM. Shooting a 200gr. ELD-X bullet. Can’t seem to find any load data. Can someone please help. Thank You!
     
  2. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    When I was trying to load for my .375 AI....there was no available data with RL 17. As the burn rate is very similar to IMR 4350....so I used that as a reference, started with loads somewhat less than maximum! Worked out well. Though that seems to be a bit fast for 200’s in a 300 WM! memtb
     
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  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Reloader 22 - 23 - or 26 would work a lot better for you.
     
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  4. gkempf

    gkempf Well-Known Member

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    My gunsmith recommended I use it so I am going to give it a try. Thanks for the info
     
  5. 41rem

    41rem Active Member

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    Reloder 17 is a nice powder, but is a little fast for that particular loading, it's going to be hard to find data as most sources won't test it.
     
  6. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    H4831 was extremely accurate for me in the 300 but it lacked the speed of Rl 22 and 25.
    7828 also did very very well with heavy bullets for me. Rl 17 like the 4350's will be much harder on the throat than the above.
    The ones mentioned in above posts plus Rl 26 H1000 IMR 7977 all work well in the 300 win with that class and heavier bullets