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Posted: 6/8/2014 7:57:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2014 10:22:06 AM EDT by dryflash3]
As the subject says, I'm looking for load data. I've looked over the internet but haven't been able to find
anything using those two combinations.

If anyone has some input or load data, it would be much appreciated

Thanks
Will

edited title for correct bullet. dryflash3
Link Posted: 6/8/2014 8:40:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/8/2014 8:40:49 AM EDT by borderpatrol]
RE-15 works best with heavier bullets, especially 69 to 77 grain match bullets. With 55 grain bullets start around 25.5 grains, don't go over 27 grains.
Link Posted: 6/8/2014 8:47:07 AM EDT
RL-15 is not one of the best choices for 55gr bullets. That is way you are having trouble finding data. I'm not saying it won't work or does not work there are just many more better powders for that weight bullet.

I found RL-15 data in my Lee manual for 55gr bullets but it is not specifically for the 55gr A-Max.

It lists: 25.3 to 28.0c ("c") indicates that it is a compressed load.

If you need a COAL for the A-Max I have Hornady' s 8th and could look it up for you. If you"re loading for an AR-15 it will very likely be your magazine that determines your COAL. Hope this helps.
Motor1
Link Posted: 6/8/2014 2:10:58 PM EDT
I didn't know that Hornady made 55gr AMax's ? Did you mean the 52gr AMax ?
Link Posted: 6/8/2014 6:22:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/10/2014 7:48:15 AM EDT
I meant to say 55gr V-Max.. but thank you for the information. with powder being hard to find these days, I picked whatever ever I could get a hold of.
I am also loading for my .308 with 168gr Nosler custom comps, and RL-15 will work for it also.

I am waiting until my buddy gets back and he is going to sell me some Ramshot TAC powder so I can load my .223 with 77gr SMK.
Link Posted: 6/10/2014 10:20:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2014 10:22:46 AM EDT by dryflash3]
Link Posted: 6/10/2014 12:22:22 PM EDT
I'm running 26.0 gr of RL-15 with 55gr sp's. You'll find RL-15 to be slower than more "appropriate" powders, but accuracy won't be a complaint.
Link Posted: 6/10/2014 7:21:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 3:39:22 PM EDT
I tried RL-15, accuracy was eehh, at best. I think I ran 26gr and it was a compressed charge, If you're like me you'll end up with powder everywhere on your press. I loaded the pound I had and wouldn't want more. YMMV
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:01:09 PM EDT
I've had awesome success with 52gr bullets and RL15. Best for bullets and best for a certain rifle are always up for grabs.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 5:29:05 PM EDT
I've had success with RL 15 under 55gr bullets.

During the panic RL 15 was all I could get, so I ended up doing ~25.5 under 55gr bullets. Accuracy has been good so far.

I shoot for accuracy, not velocity though.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:33:48 AM EDT
As stated RL-15 is more suitable for heavier projectiles. I tried it on a/v max's in that range but I couldnt get them to shoot accurately with repeatabity. Stick powder is a PITA in my thrower anyway and I hate trickiling up more than say 20 rounds. If your looking for incredible accuracy/precision with 55ish A/V Maxs dont overlook N-133 from vitavhouri. Expensive and may be tough to get but most AR shooters dont touch it as its primarilly a benchrest powder for 6mmPPC's
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 7:31:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2014 7:32:05 AM EDT by AeroE]
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