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Old March 25, 2020, 01:02 PM   #1
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Anyone have luck with RL-19 for 270

I've worked up some good loads with RL-19 for 243 and now starting to work up a load for my .270 with 130 grain Hornady Interlocks. I worked up a load for the Hornady 145 grain ELD-X with RL-19 for the .270 and it shoots great.

Has anyone had luck with RL-19 and 270 with 130 grain bullets?

Another question: If you work up a load with Hornady Interlock 130's and then substitute the bullet for Nosler 130 grain partition, will you see a big difference in accuracy? I assume yes, but just checking. The bullets are very similar in size/shape.
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Old March 25, 2020, 02:33 PM   #2
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I run RL-19 in .270 Win with 140 gr Partitions as my "one load to rule them all."
It's suitable for all game animals that I hunt, in all conditions that I hunt.

At any given temperature, it never produced the smallest groups. Something else was always better.
But across the broad range of temperatures (~0-110 F), it was always good, and was the most consistent and predictable.
My particular load and rifle are expected to produce 1 MoA groups in any hunting conditions. But when it's at its best (about 48 F, if I remember correctly), it'll shoot 'threes' (0.399" or better) with 5 shots.

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Another question: If you work up a load with Hornady Interlock 130's and then substitute the bullet for Nosler 130 grain partition, will you see a big difference in accuracy? I assume yes, but just checking. The bullets are very similar in size/shape.
If you change a component, you need to work the load up again.
Back the charge off and work back up.
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Old March 26, 2020, 07:43 AM   #3
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R19 was the first powder I purchased when i started reloading. The reason I bought it was because I found recipes for all the calibers that I reloaded for using R19. However, I got really frustrated using because I was not getting good groups at all. 2 inch groups don't do a lot to build a lot of confidence in the new reloader. I have since tried R19 to test velocities and the velocity is impressive but for my rifles the groups still sucked.
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Old March 26, 2020, 04:09 PM   #4
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Reloader 19 is one of my favorites for everything from 243 to 375 H&H.
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Old March 26, 2020, 04:45 PM   #5
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RL 19 is good powder.
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I use rl19 in my 6.5 Creedmoor, but for .270 I like n160 for 140's, nice accuracy.
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