RL23 in 22 Creed or 22-250AI ???

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by LRPV, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. LRPV

    LRPV Jason Walker

    Nov 10, 2008
    I tried RL23 in my Criterion barreled Savage. I started out shooting H4350 in it with 75Amax in Lapua brass. It ran 39.8 grains at 3450fps as a 26” barrel when new and super accurate. After a few hundred rounds it slowed down to 3400. Recently cut it off to 22” to run a suppressor on it.

    Wanted to see if I could get some speed back with RL23. I ran the same batch of 75 Amax starting at 38 grains and ran .4 increments up to 43.6 grains which was just about all that will fit in the case and probably real close to being too hot. Picked 43.2 grains at 3445fps shooting under 2” group at 500yds.

    Just for grins I shot some leftovers that were running 3400 before cutting the barrel off. They now clocked at 3272 and still shot good.

    I’ve already got a H4350 load for the 22 Creed or I’d being trying RL23 in it too. If it proves to be temp stable it should be something to try.
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  2. nmkid

    nmkid Gold $$ Contributor

    Dec 31, 2014
    My 22 Creedmoor ended up with H-4350 with 80 gr. Nosler CC bullets. Shooting 3450 fps out of my 28" barrel. I could go higher but, it's shooting great now. Seeing as I have a tendency to keep tinkering I forced myself to leave it alone and start another build.
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  3. 284winner

    284winner Gold $$ Contributor

    Dec 6, 2015
    Never improve on perfection !!!
  4. thatguyshm


    May 15, 2017
    I settled on 41.5 of RL23 for 3370 fps with my Ackley with the 75gr ELD-M, and I struggle to shoot over MOA at any range. I no longer shoot at 100 yards for fun, it was boringly accurate, usually hovering around .3". Can't recommend that load enough.
  5. theallcineyes


    Jul 10, 2018
    I’m using h4831 in my 22-243 with 75g amax going about 3500. H4350, h4831sc, imr4451 Rl16, rl17, rl22, rl23, rl26 would all be good lots of powders to choose from.
  6. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

    Apr 12, 2007
    Have been shooting a 22-250 AI for almost 25 years. It’s a mean cartridge but if the option were available at the time, I’d have gone with the Creedmoor (my God, did I actually say that?!). Ballistics between the two chamberings are almost identical but the ‘Moor wins because I’m over the whole fireforming thing.
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  7. 22DASHER

    22DASHER Gold $$ Contributor

    Jul 16, 2010
    I’m right there with you! I have built my final 22-250 AI.
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