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Posted: 5/2/2012 9:40:25 AM EST
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 9:49:30 AM EST
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 9:50:22 AM EST
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 10:15:36 AM EST
It's my tackdriver load with Hornady 75's.
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Posted: 5/2/2012 12:38:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/2/2012 2:18:05 PM EST by Mav3rick]
Originally Posted By Assaulter:
It's my tackdriver load with Hornady 75's.

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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 1:18:53 PM EST
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 2:23:56 PM EST

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 2:59:57 PM EST
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 3:01:54 PM EST
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 5:50:01 PM EST
27gn re15 and 52 smk is an awesome load –– got it from dryflash3 and aeroe
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Posted: 5/2/2012 5:55:49 PM EST
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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 6:47:28 PM EST
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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I use 24.8 under 69gr SMK's
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Posted: 5/3/2012 2:27:23 PM EST
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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