This is a discussion on Reloader 15 & 19 within the Ammunition forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; 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 ...
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 .
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!
Last edited by 9th; August 18th, 2007 at 02:58 PM.
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.
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.