RL17

DidIDraw

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Hi all:
I got a custom rifle last fall that the builder had worked up a very accurate load that uses RL17. Anyone have any ideas where I can get a couple of pounds of RL17? I've had it on backorder several places and they finally cancelled my orders.
 

kalielkslayer

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I don’t know where you’re at but mail order probably isn’t going to be the way to go right now.

I buy most of my stuff in Reno. But 6 weeks ago Cabelas, Scheels, Sportsmans had 0 pistol powder. But a small, over priced gun store on Kietzke Ln had everything I needed, including bullets.

so try those smaller dealers if you have any locally.

I guess there hasn’t been a run on black powder, yet.

I had no problem ordering BH 209 and it was available in all 4 places I checked prices on.
 

buckhunter64

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I paid 39.99 plus tax for a pound of it at my local store, where most other powders are usually 29.99. Think I got reamed and wont be using any more of it. Showed pressure signs in my 300RSAUM, but got good velocity
 

257Tony

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There are better powders available with similar burn rates, 17 is pretty temp sensitive. RL16, RL23, H4350, Staball 6.5 are all better powders IMO.
 

Deepcolor

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I hate to break this to you...but any powder can cause over pressure.....
Filled it up to the neck and heard a little crunch when I seated the bullet, saw too much pressure on my primers. Must be that chitty —————— powder 😂😂
 

buckhunter64

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What I meant was i saw pressure signs at well less than max loads according to loading manuals, where I have never seen pressure signs with this caliber using any other powders.
 

DidIDraw

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There are better powders available with similar burn rates, 17 is pretty temp sensitive. RL16, RL23, H4350, Staball 6.5 are all better powders IMO.
I agree, isn't the ideal powder. I don't have a lot of time right now to work up a new load and this one shoots so accurately
 

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