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    I just got some Alliant Reloder 19 for my 338 Win Mag. Problem is I want to load the new Barnes 185 gr TTSX Boattail and I can't find a recipe for this combo. Any help would be great. Thanks TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokyotank View Post
    I just got some Alliant Reloder 19 for my 338 Win Mag. Problem is I want to load the new Barnes 185 gr TTSX Boattail and I can't find a recipe for this combo. Any help would be great. Thanks TT
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    I was actually going to go that route but I forgot to call them today.

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    Quick Load predicts RL 17 is a better choice

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    I can tell you that Hornady lists that powder pushing a 200grn spire point. Starting load is 65.9grns up to 76.3 grns maximum, in a Winchester case and primed by Winchester WLR's, Max. COL 3.340

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    I did get ahold of barnes tech dept yesterday and he said they had nothing for this power bullet comb. He also said to just find a recipe for the same weight bullet and start on the low end to find a combo that worked. Kinda vague answer. I'll figure some out plenty of others I canm use it for it won't go to waste. Thanks for all the replys though.

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    My go-to load in the 338 Mag is 75.0 grains of Reloder-19 with a 225 grain Hornady Interbond, but I have never loaded the 185 grain Barnes. Man, if you can't get specific data out of Barnes, I would say go with a powder for which you can...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    Quick Load predicts RL 17 is a better choice
    I agree!...........
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    I have not had the chance to work with RL-17 yet but RL-19 is an outstanding powder and in the 338 win mag it will get a 200 Accubond to 3000 without incident in most rifles of 24" or longer barrel - IMR 4350 is another very good choice for the 225 class 338 bullet

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    Quote Originally Posted by back country View Post
    I have not had the chance to work with RL-17 yet but RL-19 is an outstanding powder and in the 338 win mag it will get a 200 Accubond to 3000 without incident in most rifles of 24" or longer barrel - IMR 4350 is another very good choice for the 225 class 338 bullet
    Looking at QL figures, all things being equal, hitting 3000 fps with RL19 and a 200 gr AB gets you redlined or close thereto, with the tiniest variation in seating depth putting you over the top. RL17 doesnt redline you. be careful

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    I have been reading up on these powders as I plan on giving RL17 a shot in my 270WSM. I have seen a lot of report that RL19 is much more temp sensitive and may not be the best powder to AK due to that.

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    You might want to ask this question on other hand loading forums. How about the 210 Barnes X ? I have shot a bunch of RL 19 in the .338 with 250 grain bullets and 73 grains of RL 19 and loaded a bunch of 225 grain Triple Shocks with 75 grains of RL 19 for my son-in-law. I ain't trying to be a wise guy but I truly believe all this tipped, grooved and boat tailed bullet stuff is under appreciated by big game critters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .338 mag. View Post
    You might want to ask this question on other hand loading forums. How about the 210 Barnes X ? I have shot a bunch of RL 19 in the .338 with 250 grain bullets and 73 grains of RL 19 and loaded a bunch of 225 grain Triple Shocks with 75 grains of RL 19 for my son-in-law. I ain't trying to be a wise guy but I truly believe all this tipped, grooved and boat tailed bullet stuff is under appreciated by big game critters.
    QL shows both of those loads as being overpressure

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