Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Aug 23, 2014.
This means that RE15 will serve for virtually ANY conventional cartridge from the .222 to the .460 Weatherby.
It may not be the absolute BEST in some of those chamberings, but it will do the job.
In today's market, if I was looking for a medium-speed rifle powder to stash in quantity, RE15 would be a prime candidate..... and I am looking.
Just ok in my book for .223/5.56 but outstanding in .30-06 out of my Garand and Winc. Model 70 and just dandy in .243 Win, 7mm-08 Rem., and .308 Win.
Alliant introduced AR Comp a couple of years ago and according to Alliant, it is less temperature sensitive than Reloader 15.
I still have some Reloader 15 that I will use up, but after it's gone, I'll switch to AR Comp. I've tested AR Comp in the 308 Win. and 223 Remington. I'm getting great velocities with it in the 308 Win. and very good accuracy with low E/S & S/D's.
AR Comp is a bit faster burning than Reloader 15.
yes! Very similar. Almost all the uses of varget can use rl 15. Varget is suposed to be an extreme powder with a resistance to temp change, while rl15 doesn't, it still a fine powder.
The M118LR round uses Lake City brass, RL-15 powder, and a Sierra 175gr bullet (not sure about the primer) designed to be shot in a bolt action rifle.
I developed the most accurate load my Marlin 336 has shot with the Sierra #2000 and RL15. I bought it because H4895 was nowhere to be found a year ago. Sometimes these shortages produce positive things. Also found that H335 does well with 170 grainers.
You will not be disappointed. I use 47 gr of it behind 150 ttsx in my 308. Runs right at 2950 fps. I have a 5lb kimber that shoots about as flat as my 300 win mag. Gets me about 200 fps over varget. The varget takes up too much volume in the case. No pressure signs with the barnes bullets either.
My 1:9 20" eats 'em like candy
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