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Old 03-09-2013, 3:58 PM
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So I got whole of a lb of reloaded 15 and don't know what to use it for . I usually do pistol 9,38/357,40,45 and rifle 223 maybe start doing 30-06 & 308. Really I guess I'm just wondering what it would be good for.
Powders I'm used to are bulls eye, unique&h335. I guess I could trade or off for something I could use or figure out a load and buy a gun for it.


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Old 03-09-2013, 4:05 PM
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75 or 77gr bullets for your 223 will work good with re15. Try about 24gr and load to magazine length.
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Trade it away. No reason to work up a load for 1lb.
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So I got whole of a lb of reloaded 15 and don't know what to use it for . I usually do pistol 9,38/357,40,45 and rifle 223 maybe start doing 30-06 & 308. Really I guess I'm just wondering what it would be good for.
Powders I'm used to are bulls eye, unique&h335. I guess I could trade or off for something I could use or figure out a load and buy a gun for it.


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It's one of the big three, or four, for the 308 Win and when using the heavies in the 223 Rem.

It's a great powder, so don't ditch it.

Now, if you owned a manual, or two, you wouldn't be asking about it here, lol.

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"Got a whole lb" and has no idea what it works well in. Another panic buyer just buying anything out there.
No wonder we have a shortage of powder .......but not fools.
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So I got whole of a lb of reloaded 15 and don't know what to use it for . I usually do pistol 9,38/357,40,45 and rifle 223 maybe start doing 30-06 & 308. Really I guess I'm just wondering what it would be good for.
It is a good 308 powder.
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You gonna "figure out a load and buy a gun for it" over 1lb. of R15??
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You gonna "figure out a load and buy a gun for it" over 1lb. of R15??
Some people have more money than brains.
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Wow seem like some people have a stick up a butt. I guess most of the nice people took the night off . Jeesh.Someone gave it to me and there was no panic buying. I really had more Faith in the calguns crowd . I have 3 reloading manuals for the reading but I was just trying to see what you all thought . This really upsets me on how some of you just assume you know what's going on . To those who responded with a not *** comment I appreciate it. I do plan on getting a 308 rifle in the future
so this will help .

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I use it for .223 and .308, for .223 I was using 75gr bullets and 22.5 gr of powder and it worked great in my ar ,16" 1/9 twist barrel
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I use RL15 for .223 Service Rifle (20" 1:7"):

77gr Lapua Scenar, 24.0gr RL15, CCI BR4 / Wolf SRM, Lake City brass @ 2.260"

80gr Berger VLD, 24.0gr RL15, CCI BR4 / Wolf SRM, Lapua brass @ .005" into the lands
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It's a good powder for .308 and meters very well.
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I have a 1/9" AR and load mostly 55grs. It seems to be good in .223, but with heavier bullets. If I can easily get a bunch of it, should I bother?
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Looks like it's a popular powder go on line lots of data.
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I was getting low on my RL-15, couldn't really find any instock or backorder available anywhere, luckily I scored 5 lb of varget from a fellow cal gunner today


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I use it in my 375 H&H Magnum with the 300 grain Barnes banded solids but I don't think that will help you much.
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Wow seem like some people have a stick up a butt.

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Yeah, we've got a few "know it alls" who like to talk smack about others. Just ignore them...
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Reloader 15 is the original powder for the military m118 load. I use it for .308 as has been said.
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I use Reloader-15 for .308 loads. I use a Sierra 68gr BTHP MatchKing slug with 42 gr of RL-15 and CCI-BR2 primers. This loading gets me 5-shot groups at 100 yds of .298 inch. Shots are out of a DPMS LR-308 with a 24 in bull barrel. The rifle shoots better than this, but I keep holding it back.
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I use Reloader-15 for .308 loads. I use a Sierra 68gr BTHP MatchKing slug with 42 gr of RL-15 and CCI-BR2 primers. This loading gets me 5-shot groups at 100 yds of .298 inch. Shots are out of a DPMS LR-308 with a 24 in bull barrel. The rifle shoots better than this, but I keep holding it back.
Do you mean 168gr?


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it's a great powder for 308 155gr hpbt 1/2 moa!!
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@latesevak - I'll take your Reloder 15 1lb. and give you your choice of a good .45 ACP powder such as Winchester AutoComp or Hogdon Longshot 1lbs.
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The smallest lightgun group ever fired at 600 yards used RE15 in a 6 Dasher.The group measured 0.5823 inches and a dime would cover it.
It likes pressure so it burns clean.If you load them up light keep on top of your cleaning.
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