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Posted: 5/2/2012 2:40:25 PM
I was given several pounds of it by somebody getting out of reloading. I will save most of it for .308 but I was wondering if anybody ever used it for 55 gr .223. I can't find much loading info on it.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 2:49:30 PM
Yep, sure have and there's plenty of data around for it. Both Hornady and Sierra are heavy on ReLoder 15 data. Alliant should have data on their websites.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 2:50:22 PM
Lots with heavier weight bullets. Great accuracy with Hornady 75's.

Great powder for 223, but I don't usually hear people using it with lighter bullets. Lee manual has charge weights for 55's, but I don't have it handy.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 3:15:36 PM
It's my tackdriver load with Hornady 75's.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 5:38:46 PM
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Originally Posted By Assaulter:
It's my tackdriver load with Hornady 75's.

+1

I put 23.5gr of it behind those and also sierra 77mks for when I shoot Highpower matches. Stuff is great and super accurate with heavier grain match bullets. Good luck and congrats on getting it for free! Wish I knew some peeps that would give me some free stuff!
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Posted: 5/2/2012 6:18:53 PM
I know there is data for the heavier bullets but I haven't seen much for 55grs.

I suspect it burns too slow for the lighter bullets.

Maybe I will save it all for my .308 since I don't really reload anything other than 55 gr ,223.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 7:23:56 PM

It works VERY well from 52g & up.
Personally I use it for heavier 68g & higher.
I find it doesn't meter so great, so I charge light & trickle up.

I believe (check the data) Aero has a load of 27.5g with 52g SMK's that he he swears by...
(others including DryFlash concur it is VERY accurate)
I've not used it myself (I prefer H335 for those) because I find it difficult to meter, and I load ALOT of 52g SMK's.

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Posted: 5/2/2012 7:59:57 PM
I use 25gr with 55gr FMJ. Shoots well enough for me and I get great groups. No chrono data but it does equally well from my 16's ad 10.5's.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 8:01:54 PM
Yep, it's a go to powder for service rifle, right up there with Varget. mainly for 69, 75, and 77 grainers.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 10:50:01 PM
27gn re15 and 52 smk is an awesome load –– got it from dryflash3 and aeroe
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Posted: 5/2/2012 10:55:49 PM
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Originally Posted By BruceLeroy:
I use 25gr with 55gr FMJ. Shoots well enough for me and I get great groups. No chrono data but it does equally well from my 16's ad 10.5's.


25 grs of RL-15?

Thanks. I will do up some loads around that and see how it works.

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Posted: 5/2/2012 11:09:01 PM

Originally Posted By BIGGDAWG:
27gn re15 and 52 smk is an awesome load –– got it from dryflash3 and aeroe

I got the load from AeroE,

Win case, Rem 7 1/2, Sierra 52 gr MK, OAL 2,250, no crimp.

Easy to shoot 5 shot 1/2 MOA groups at 100 yds with this load.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 11:47:28 PM
Its great for middle and heavy weight .223. I use it with a 68 grain HPBT. 25.0 grains of RE15 in mixed mil/commercial brass gives me about 2700 FPS from a 14.5 inch barrel.

Devestating on deer, leaves a quarter sized exit hole and a great blood trail. Very accurate too, fist sized groups at 200 yards with my ACOG.
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Posted: 5/3/2012 7:47:21 AM
I use 24.8 under 69gr SMK's
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Posted: 5/3/2012 7:27:23 PM
Originally Posted By MrSilverLining:
Its great for middle and heavy weight .223. I use it with a 68 grain HPBT. 25.0 grains of RE15 in mixed mil/commercial brass gives me about 2700 FPS from a 14.5 inch barrel.

Devestating on deer, leaves a quarter sized exit hole and a great blood trail. Very accurate too, fist sized groups at 200 yards with my ACOG.


I have about 1.5K of 68 grain HPBT and a new inbound Colt 6933(11.5" Barrel). Do you think my short 11.5" barrel will be too short for your RL-15 recipe? I shoot at New Holland Gun Club in Lancaster CO. PA and they have ranges that extend out to 600 yards. I am looking for a good load to shoot out to at least 400 yards using my 6933 with a USMC M4 ACOG on it. I will try it and document.

I will also try your recipe with my Colt M16 that has a 20" barrel A3 upper.

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Posted: 5/4/2012 12:28:04 AM
Originally Posted By dnmccoy:
I use 24.8 under 69gr SMK's


This is another pretty much standard load for this bullet; 24.8 to 25.2 grains of Reloder 15, Rem 7 1/2 primers, Winchester cases, Sierra 69 grain MK's, loaded to 2.26 COAL. Just about every AR will shoot this load well.

Reloder is simply an outstanding gunpowder for 52 to 80 grain bullets in .223 Rem. It's a little slow for the 52 grain bullets, hence the full to the case neck charges, but they shoot really, really well.

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