Reloader 17 and 7.62?


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HasoBoxhead
June 19, 2013, 07:55 PM
Anyone know if Reloader 17 would work with a 123 gr 7.62x39? Have a ound and nothing to load with it...

I also load .223, 9mm and .50 AE.

Thanx!

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steve4102
June 20, 2013, 01:10 AM
Too slow. Quickload says it would take 120% case fill to achieve 45K psi.

joneb
June 20, 2013, 01:26 AM
RL-15 maybe, better served by Accurate 1680, H-322, H-4198 :), IMR 4198, RL-7. I would not waste RL-15 on 7.62x39.

NCsmitty
June 21, 2013, 02:16 PM
Rel-17 is in the 4350 family for burn rate, and is not a viable powder for your needs. jibjab laid out some of the options for you.
I used to load 7.62x39 with Rel-7, and it worked well.

Look at www.hodgdon.com or www.alliantpowder.com for guidance.


NCsmitty

waffentomas
June 22, 2013, 02:04 AM
You can use the RL-17 for your .223.

It's not ideal, and you should stick with 75gr+ weights, so hopefully you have a 1:8 twist or faster.

I just loaded up a couple hundred Nosler 80gr with 24.8gr of RL17.

No good though for 7.62x39.

Tom

HasoBoxhead
June 22, 2013, 04:16 PM
excellent, will hold for .223 heavy grained projectiles then. Very much appreciate all the help!

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