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Posted: 12/15/2016 1:44:33 AM EST
Anyone ever tried it and whats the results
Especially interested in the 140-147gr class bullets
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 2:13:37 AM EST
I have never been happy with the results I've gotten from RL-17.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 2:30:54 AM EST
I've heard of others trying it but most are getting great results with IMR 4451 
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 9:29:19 AM EST
Varget is the winner.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 10:06:03 AM EST
My 6.5 creedmoor loves RL17. I can get the same performance as H4350 with less powder used. Am still testing H4350 but for now, RL-17 is my go to powder. Haven't tried RL16 that came out earlier this year. That will be my next test.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 11:38:35 AM EST
K thx, was about to pick up a lb to try but ill just skip it. 4451 was decent for me. I have my bullets seated long, stuffed 42.5gr under a 130gr eld and got 2850fps good accuracy. Cratering started at 43grains. Which was almost completely full. Very compressed
40.7 under a 140 hybrid gave me 2680fps great load but a little slow. Slightly compressed.
Going to h4350 now
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 3:00:49 PM EST
Where are you guys funding H4350?

for what it's worth, I've had good luck with AA4350. Running it with Berger 130gr in my creedmoor 
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 10:34:27 PM EST
Just bought (2) 8lb kegs same lot from reloadingunlimited. They had 8lbers instock for a whole 40 minutes
Still have plenty of 1lbers though
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 10:47:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By right_rudder:
Where are you guys funding H4350?

for what it's worth, I've had good luck with AA4350. Running it with Berger 130gr in my creedmoor 
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Its around but you're going to pay for it @ $215/8lb.

I made the jump to 4451 and don't miss 4350 at all.

130/140 in 6.5CM.
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 6:22:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2016 6:31:00 AM EST by Wanabgunsmith]
Ive found the 4451 works much better in the creedmoor.
In the lapua however, i just used 40 grains of 4350, tested for seating deapth and found a 1/4 moa 5 shot group node at 5 and 8 thousandths off so i split it at 6. Velocity at 2750 from 24" tube and no pressure signs at all.
Super pleased, i doubt i will ever try anything else in my 6.5x47 again for these 140 eld
Also ive noticed powder rings around the outside of the necks, should i anneal?
And there is several thousandths of base to ogive difference between loaded rounds. Im chalking that up to hornady eld bullets tolerances?
I use a forster co ax press and there is a little wiggle in the die, could that be it?
And i just payed 340$ for 10 more lbs...
26 lbs should last me a bit
Link Posted: 12/17/2016 12:13:43 PM EST
If you're getting consistent 1/4 MOA performance, I wouldn't touch a damn thing about your loading program.
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