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Old December 27, 2015, 11:41 PM   #1
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R15 load data for a 178gr a-max 30-06

So I've recently got into reloading and naturally asked the guy at the store what powder I should use for a 30-06 with 178 grain a-max. He gave me r15 and I can't find the correct loading for it anywhere! Any amount of help would be great! also I'll be shooting this out of federal brass, federal 210 primers and using Remington m700
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Old December 28, 2015, 09:04 AM   #2
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Hornady has data in its "Garand" section.
Start load and max are reduced in deference to the Garands limited gas system.
I suggest a start of 45.0grn and max of around 50.0grn.
For reference purposes, RL15 is very close to burn rate of IMR4320. A tad slower than Varget or IMR 4064.
When you run out of RL15, get RL22.
Shop attendant probably gave you best of what was in stock.
Rl15 isn't a bad choice, just there are better for that bullet weight in the '06.

Added: Lee #2 has data. Also check Alliants web site!
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Old December 28, 2015, 10:57 PM   #3
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Thanks man! I loaded up 47 grains so I'll see how it goes!
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