February 8, 2013, 05:58 PM
It in a 308 Win and if so how did it perform. I read the web site info and it is supposed to be a control burn powder like 4350. IIRC
I had this posted in the rifle forum instead of here.
February 8, 2013, 06:34 PM
I have not yet tried it in .308, but I have used it in 7.5x55 Swiss, which is just slightly higher case volume than .308, and it performed beautifully.
February 8, 2013, 06:48 PM
Now that you mention it I have never touched the stuff, I use RL-15, 19 and 22 all the time but I hardly ever see or hear about 17. I really like their powders and will have to track some down sometime, 15 is fantastic in 308 (performs alot like Varget just without the lot variation) 19 is unreal accurate for 150gr 30-06 and 120-130gr 6.5x55 and the 22 is my beast powder, any time I want to throw a really heavy chunk of lead as fast as possible with a highly compressed load that one puts them all to shame.
If it is really a 4350 burn rate I would think it to be a little slow burning for a 308, only thing 4350 is supposed to be good for in 308 is the hefty stuff 180-200gr, but I am no 308 expert yet.
February 8, 2013, 08:40 PM
Rel-17 is marginal in the 308 Win, and is a bit too slow burning as mentioned, and Alliant only shows 3 loads using it in that caliber. That powder shines in the Winchester & Rem short mags and overbore cases like the 243 Win and the 6MM Rem.
February 8, 2013, 11:37 PM
A shooting friend uses RL-17 for 284 Win. with Nosler 175gr PT with very good results.
February 9, 2013, 05:14 PM
I have to try that in 243
February 10, 2013, 08:45 AM
I just tried some in my 6.5 Creedmoor and had very good success. For consistency it beat Varget, H335 and 4350 by a decent margin for 120 grain BT's.