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batlin
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Posted: 5/21/2013 6:05:10 PM
I wanted to get all your opinions..

I am planning on working up a recipe for both 30-06 and .223 Rem using Alliant Reloader 7 and Reloader 15..
I originally got the Reloader 7 for the .223 and the 15 for the 30-06

Alliants web site is very limited in the info on these two calibers / bullet weights .. so I wanted to get peoples opinion..

.223 I will be loading 50 grain HP
30-06 I will be loading 168 and 180 grain Nosler e-tips

From the recipe spreadsheet form the top of this forum I don't see much 30-06 data and zero for reloader
223 I see a few recipes
I see two data points for .223 50gr : 22 grain and 22.5 grain What should be my starting charge?

Anybody have 30-06 Reloader 15 data for 160-180 gr bullets?

Thanks all
RIPRonReagan
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Posted: 5/21/2013 6:09:06 PM
I'm 99% sure i've seen RL7 in the Sierra manual I have at home. I'll check when I get off work and post up in here later tonight.
batlin
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Posted: 5/21/2013 6:16:55 PM
Originally Posted By RIPRonReagan:
I'm 99% sure i've seen RL7 in the Sierra manual I have at home. I'll check when I get off work and post up in here later tonight.


Thank you, There isn't any in the Lynman 49 book I have and the speer book I have is from 1982 :(
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Posted: 5/21/2013 8:20:23 PM
Sierra version V

.223 (ar-15, 20 inch barrel) 50 grain bullet using RL7 powder.

Start charge: 20.2:2800fps
20.9:2900fps
21.6:3000fps
22.3:3100fps
[color=red]MAX CHARGE: 23.0:3200fps[/color]

.223 for bolt gun (24 inch barrel) charges run 21 to 24 grains and velocity is 3100 to 3400fps

If you are using a sierra bullet, PM me which one and I'll give you a book OAL".

.30-06 w/26 inch barrel

168 Sierra MK bullet RL 15 powder:

Start charge: 40.2:2400fps
42.4:2500fps
44.6:2600fps
46.8:2700fps
49.0:2800fps
[color=red]Max load is 51.2grains for 2900fps[/color]

180 grain Sierra bullet RL 15 powder:

Start charge: 41.7grains 2400fps
44.0:2500fps
[color=red]Max charge listed is 46.3 grains for 2600fps[/color]

Good luck. Hope that helps it took me 10 minutes to type out this post.
batlin
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Posted: 5/21/2013 10:45:14 PM
Originally Posted By RIPRonReagan:
Sierra version V

.223 (ar-15, 20 inch barrel) 50 grain bullet using RL7 powder.

Start charge: 20.2:2800fps
20.9:2900fps
21.6:3000fps
22.3:3100fps
[color=red]MAX CHARGE: 23.0:3200fps[/color]

.223 for bolt gun (24 inch barrel) charges run 21 to 24 grains and velocity is 3100 to 3400fps

If you are using a sierra bullet, PM me which one and I'll give you a book OAL".

.30-06 w/26 inch barrel

168 Sierra MK bullet RL 15 powder:

Start charge: 40.2:2400fps
42.4:2500fps
44.6:2600fps
46.8:2700fps
49.0:2800fps
[color=red]Max load is 51.2grains for 2900fps[/color]

180 grain Sierra bullet RL 15 powder:

Start charge: 41.7grains 2400fps
44.0:2500fps
[color=red]Max charge listed is 46.3 grains for 2600fps[/color]

Good luck. Hope that helps it took me 10 minutes to type out this post.



Thank you RIPRonReagan! this is very helpful, I am going to start putting together a few right now

I owe you one!
chrisben
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Posted: 5/22/2013 10:40:02 AM
Alliant will send you a data book for free if you request one on their website. Seems to me the loads are a little closer to the top end than some other data, so be careful...
batlin
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Posted: 5/22/2013 4:11:21 PM
Originally Posted By chrisben:
Alliant will send you a data book for free if you request one on their website. Seems to me the loads are a little closer to the top end than some other data, so be careful...


Thanks! I didn't see that on the site until you mentioned it, made me go and hunt for it. I have one on order now..

I loaded up 5 of each charge from above and I will let you all know how it went this weekend when I have a chance to shoot them (and yes I will be careful )

Thanks!