Reloader 23 Survey

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by rimfiremac, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. rimfiremac

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    I use standard Murom LR (ie Tula or Wolf, depends on who's repackaging) with RL23, no issues to 0 degrees C
     
  2. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Silver $$ Contributor

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    260AI with a 26" barrel
    147 Hornady ELD-M
    44.6 gr RL23
    2780 fps @ 50 degrees

    Max pressure charge was 46 grains and 2825 fps at 55 degrees.
     
  3. naildriver111

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    Cartridge: 260 Remington
    Bullet weight/ type: Nosler 140gr RDF
    Charge weight: 44.5gr RL23
    Barrel length: X-Caliber 24"
    Resultant velocity: 2856
    Ambient temperature during testing: 72
     
  4. FJIM

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    270 Win
    Winchester case
    CCI BR2 primer
    Hornady 145 ELD-X
    RL23
    59.0 GR
    3,030 FPS
    24" barrel
    30 to 70 degF temps.
     
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  5. rimfiremac

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    Bump to the top for more data as the summer winds down
     
  6. rardoin

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    6.5 x55 Bob Jourdan Ackley Imp.
    Lapua cases
    CCI 250
    Rl-23 49.4gr
    Precision Ballistics 142gr at 0.008" off lands
    2940-2950 fps 30" Bart. 8tw. 80-96degF
     
  7. Titan

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    30 inch cbi barrel 284. Win 180 eld m jammed .010 coal 3.265 Lapua brass wolf primers 75-90F RL 23

    52 gn 2798
    52.3 gn 2809
    52.6 gn 2822.6
    52.9 gn 2835
    53.2 gn 2843

    30 inch cbi barrel 284. Win 183 SMK jumped .010 coal 3.329 Lapua brass wolf primers 75-90F RL 23

    52 gn 2788
    52.3 gn 2795
    52.6 gn 2817
    52.9 gn 2839
    53.2 gn 2854
    53.5 gn 2863
    53.8 gn 2877
    54.1 gn 2895
     
  8. sbhooper

    sbhooper Silver $$ Contributor

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    I got some Re 23 to try in my 7 mag, shortly after it hit the shelves. I usually try to keep my 139-140-grain loads around 3100 fps.

    66 grains, 140 Ab, 3155, .75 inch group
    66 grains 139 Interlock, 3126, .5 inch group
    68 grains 139 Interlock 3227, .75 inch group

    This powder can be used for the same applications as Re 22, it appears to me. A good replacement, if you cannot find 22 for whatever reason.
     
  9. rimfiremac

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    Bump for more data from your experience with the powder
     
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  11. rardoin

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    Update:

    Same bullet 0.016" OTL/barrel/cases/Wolf LR
    49.4gr produced 2950-2960 fps at 38-72deg....no appreciable velocity change. Grouping essentially the same at 600yds

    Edit- As ShootDots remarked earlier, this powder falls very close to H4831sc in case fill/performance but I had to compress the loads slightly with H4831sc to get to 2950fps in the newly chambered barrel (50.5 or so gr) whereas with RL-23 I could get near 2980-3000 fps with 49.8gr. At equivalent velocities of 2940-2950 fps I can get better groups with RL-23 on the test range and throughout a 600yd match. I may visit H4831sc in this barrel once the through is near done, perhaps with the 150 SMK;).
     
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  12. JRR

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    6.5 X 55
    Mauser 98 5 shot groups @ 100 yards
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  13. kyreloader

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    6.5x55 BJAI
    150g SMK, 2.605" BTO, CCI BR2
    RL23, 29" 1:8 twist Brux

    50g - 2973/16/7.4
    50.3g - 2992/21/8.1
    50.6g - 3005/16/6.1
    50.9g - 3021/10/4.4
    51.2g - 3039/26/8.6

    fps/ES/SD numbers above of 10 shot string, no pressure at 51.2g, 50.9g shot really tight.

    .284 Win
    32" 1:8 twist Krieger, BR2
    52g RL23 in 8-12 degrees
    180g Scenar 2.568" BTO (10 off jam) 2790/8/3.2
    180g ELD-M 2.568" BTO (10 off jam) 2773/19/6.5
    183g SMK 2.570" BTO (10 off jam) 2771/23/7.4
    180g Hybrid 2.556" BTO (10 off jam) 2799/25/7.1
    197g SMK 2.562" BTO (10 off jam) 2718/10/3.4

    fps/ES/SD numbers above of 10 shot string, 183g hammered there, 197g shot great there too but was close to pressure.

    All I have so far. Looks like the 50.9g or 51g load with the 150g SMKs will be my season's load with the BJAI and the 52g load with the 197s and the 52g with the 183s will be given a long distance chance as well.

    Hope this helps someone.
     
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  14. jpickar

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    280 Ackley
    160 accubond @ 0.01 off lands
    59.0 gr
    24" barrel
    Cci 200
    About 70 degree's
    Avg 3008 fps*

    *I have shot around 110 rounds through my 24" hart barrel. After fireforming 50 rounds, my avg velocity of the above load was 2960 fps. After running 50 of the above rounds, my new muzzle velocity averaged 3008 fps. It appears that my muzzle velocity increased as the barrel got "broke in"m
     
  15. rardoin

    rardoin Silver $$ Contributor

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    6.5 x55 BJ AI Lapua cases 150 SMK at 0.010" off light touch
    30" Batlein 5r
    BR-2
    0.001" neck tension/annealed necks
    49.4gr RL-23
    2950's fps
    under .3 MOA at 300yds and right at .3 MOA 600yds with very low vertical
     
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  16. JRR

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    I must have a particularly fast barrel. 28" HVT Kreiger. This load is with the Sierra 142 MK. Crono with a Labradar @ 2700 +- 10fps. 43.5 gr. Rel 23 5 shot groups @ 100 yards. 6.5x55.
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