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    Default Anyone tried 165 AB w RL 17 in a 3006?

    So I'm gonna try this. Jus wondering if anyone has advice, opinions. I loaded 55.0 grains of RL17 with a 165 accubond. max is 56.5 according to Alliant manual. OAL is 3.315". Perfect fit in the chamber of my rifle. Jus need to test it and see how she goes.



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    My 308 likes the AB165 a lot, no 3006 experience though....
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    I don't have the data for RL17 with that bullet in the 30-06. However, if it's of any value, I find that RL17 works extremely well in my 30-06 with 180 gr. Partitions. In my rifle I shoot this bullet 0.025 off the lands. Strictly From a powder burn rate perspective, RL17 sits just below IMR4350 and H4350, therefore I feel pretty safe using the later two as comparative data. Nosler's manual lists 55 gr. as the mid-range load for IMR4350 and 57 gr as the max load. Assuming you're safe to compare RL17 with this data then your 55.0 gr. of RL17 sits right in the middle. My guess, and that's all it is with out chronograph data, is that you'll be in the high 2600fps range. So if you're looking for comparative data in addition to the book data you already have you should be safe. You'll just have to see how your rifle likes it and go from there.

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    For all the great applications that RL17 works in, Alliant sure has a lack of load data for it in their manual. Unless, you are shooting Speer bullets.

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    I talked to one of the major bullet manufactures at SCI last year about data in their load book. It was a good open conversation and when I asked them about why they choose this primer over that primer, or this brass over that brass the answer was "that's what they gave us free to work up the loads with". I don't know about Alliant and Speer's relationship and it's not important but it may simply be that's what they gave us to work with. We really are fortunate that we have available to us a number of great loading manuals with data that allows the careful hand loader the opportunity to compare a number of parameters to work up a safe load even if the powered they want to use is not listed with a particular bullet. There are safe ways to do this. My only frustration with Alliant right now is that I want them to start cranking out some RL15!

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    My pet 06 load is a 180 grain Accubond pushed with Reloader 17, that gets me 2917 fps and has taken down anything I have shot with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    My pet 06 load is a 180 grain Accubond pushed with Reloader 17, that gets me 2917 fps and has taken down anything I have shot with it.

    Thanks everyone for your advice and suggestions. Stid, I think I'm gonna try that 180 load. What's your start weight? Max?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt&FishAK View Post
    Thanks everyone for your advice and suggestions. Stid, I think I'm gonna try that 180 load. What's your start weight? Max?
    I know this goes without saying,, but use caution when getting reloading data off the internet. You should double check all loads against published data,,

    With that said, this load is safe in the two rifle I worked it up in..

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    This is my load for both rifles, with a slight variance in seating.

    The velocity number were on a hot day with a warm barrel,, this load runs about 2917 @ 40 degrees with a cold barrel.

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    Wow! Thanks stid! Ill start low. See how it works. Thanks again!



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    Just curious Stid -

    Your first pic shows the 57gr shot at 2891fps, which is about what I would expect relative to the other shots fired on that day. But, your second pic shows the same 57gr loads shooting 100fps faster.

    Any idea why there's such a dramatic difference?
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    The second photo is a target shot with a different rifle than the ladder was shot with.
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    Ahhh... Got it. Thanks.
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    A couple of thoughts. Re-15 is Norma 203B in another wrapper. Re 17 and Re 33 work best when pushed hard. The same about the 500 series Vihtavouri powders. I used N550 in my spacegun with the 90gr. JLK's.
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