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Reloader 17 and 7.62?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by HasoBoxhead, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. HasoBoxhead

    HasoBoxhead Member

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    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!
     
  2. steve4102

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    Too slow. Quickload says it would take 120% case fill to achieve 45K psi.
     
  3. joneb

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    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.
     
  4. NCsmitty

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    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
     
  5. waffentomas

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    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
     
  6. HasoBoxhead

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    excellent, will hold for .223 heavy grained projectiles then. Very much appreciate all the help!
     
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