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Old August 16th, 2007, 10:59 AM   #1
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Question Reloader 15 & 19

I just got a pound of this Alliant powder. "Reloader 15"

I know a few of you use it. How do ya like it? Also anyone try Reloader 19 for .30 '06? I see there is a 8 lb jug @ the local dealer. If it's good I will snag it! Powder ain't too plentiful here in da Islands!! I was wondering if the burn rate for R19 would be fine for use in a M1 garand .

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Old August 16th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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I've only used RL-15 in .223 and it worked fine there but my particular AR barrels liked other powders better. I know a lot of AR shooters swear by it though.

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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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RL15 will work well in 308 and 30-06. Don't know about RL19.

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Old August 16th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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I was wondering if the burn rate for R19 would be fine for use in a M1 garand .
Much too slow for use in the Garand. Stick with the RL15.

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Old August 16th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #5
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Our Local shop is sort of a grab bag affair. I sorta thought RL 19 would be too slow. FWIW I ordered 8 lbs of AA40 64 & *lbs of AA 2520. Now I get to wait & pester the shop owner about the ststus of my order!

Thanks guys!


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Old August 17th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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Email alliant powders..
Have used RL-19 in my 06 like the powder but we are not all
the same lots of reloading data out there for RL-19 and the 06

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Old August 17th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #7
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I've used RL-15 in my .223 AR and .308 Remmy. Used RL-22 in 300 win Mag. Haven't used RL-19.

My smith mentioned to me that since these are double-based powder they do tend to erode the throat a bit quicker than the IMR's.

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RL-15 is used for some match 7.62, burning rate is about perfect if it works for 5.56, 7.62 and .30-M2.

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RL-15 is used for some match 7.62, burning rate is about perfect if it works for 5.56, 7.62 and .30-M2.
Varget's darn near perfect too and very temperature stable.

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Old August 18th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #10
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I use reloader 15 for the 308 and it meters easily and produces accurate reloads.Reloader 19 I mainly use for my 270 and it produces very accurate ammo.It would seem that for 308 or 3006 either of those powders would be a fine choice.

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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #11
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I have used R-15 for years. My best shooter loves it. They stopped making R-12 and I have not tried R-19. If you have a bolt rifle in 30 06 and your load book has info on it that looks half decent, it may be worth a try. The Garand likes powders in the medium fast range like the M1A/M14. I'd save your money rather than buy 8 lbs of powder, JMHO. I know it's hard to get powder in your area, but I'd still pass. R-15 is getting pretty close to the slowest powder safely used in either rifle, again IMO. R-15 does shoot very well with 168 grain bullets in my experience. Amanda loves it.

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RE-15 is the powder used in the military's M118LR rounds behind the 175grain SMK

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