Post by ronlaughlin on Jul 1, 2013 12:56:50 GMT -5
There was some Reloder 19 available to purchase, so i did. After several days of using it, i am not real positive about the powder. However, powder is quite difficult to find these days, and it seems one cannot be too very fussy, if one wishes to do some shooting. This morning the following target was punched at 200 yard.
Bullet used was 120g Nosler Ballistic Tip. Powder charge was 41g Reloder 19, which is compressed when the bullet is placed. Primer was Federal 215 magnum large rifle. Extraction was kinda sticky, so i imagine this load is about maximum. Three shots were clocked at 2629, 2640, 2629 feet per second about 10' out. Brass has 11 shots through them, and they have a visible line near the base, all around the case. They appear to be ready to separate right there, so i will not shoot them any more. Next time out, i plan to try CCI magnum primers, in hopes they will produce less pressure. This powder seems to require the use of magnum primers, which i haven't used before, with other powders. This i believe, because velocity, and accuracy was quite erratic, when using standard CCI large rifle primers