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75gr ELD loads.
« on: July 26, 2018, 08:13:01 PM »
I have some RE15 sitting on my shelf so I may try this powder to see how it does.  Anyone have any decent 75eld recipes?

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 09:54:47 PM »
Haven't tried RE15. But I'd be willing to try. Anyone else?
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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 11:47:55 PM »
I'm about ready to try RE-15 with Hornady 88 ELD's. I don't have any 75's right now, but if I can score some I'll give them a whirl.

In the meantime, I've attached Hodgdon's preliminary load data for your use. It has a lot of 77 ELD loads.
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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 09:10:06 AM »
I'm about ready to try RE-15 with Hornady 88 ELD's. I don't have any 75's right now, but if I can score some I'll give them a whirl.

In the meantime, I've attached Hodgdon's preliminary load data for your use. It has a lot of 77 ELD loads.

Thanks for posting the Hodgdon data. Looks like CFE223 and Leverlution take the speed crown for the 75gr and higher bullets. Since I've started loading 30-30, might make me actually buy some Leverlution finally, haha. H414 seems like a sleeper I've heard nothing about before this chart.

Anybody know what kind of powder (ball, flake, stick) it is? Might be a good one to dev so you can find it in stock regularly, akin to the folks who found alternatives for A1680 in 300BO and H4350 for 6.5C.

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 11:37:26 AM »
I'm about ready to try RE-15 with Hornady 88 ELD's. I don't have any 75's right now, but if I can score some I'll give them a whirl.

In the meantime, I've attached Hodgdon's preliminary load data for your use. It has a lot of 77 ELD loads.

Thanks for posting the Hodgdon data. Looks like CFE223 and Leverlution take the speed crown for the 75gr and higher bullets. Since I've started loading 30-30, might make me actually buy some Leverlution finally, haha. H414 seems like a sleeper I've heard nothing about before this chart.

Anybody know what kind of powder (ball, flake, stick) it is? Might be a good one to dev so you can find it in stock regularly, akin to the folks who found alternatives for A1680 in 300BO and H4350 for 6.5C.

I pulled it up on QL. It calls  H414 a flat sphere. Looks like a flat ball. Appears to be on the sort of a fine grain, much like W296.
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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 11:49:54 AM »
I'm about ready to try RE-15 with Hornady 88 ELD's. I don't have any 75's right now, but if I can score some I'll give them a whirl.

In the meantime, I've attached Hodgdon's preliminary load data for your use. It has a lot of 77 ELD loads.

Thanks for posting the Hodgdon data. Looks like CFE223 and Leverlution take the speed crown for the 75gr and higher bullets. Since I've started loading 30-30, might make me actually buy some Leverlution finally, haha. H414 seems like a sleeper I've heard nothing about before this chart.

Anybody know what kind of powder (ball, flake, stick) it is? Might be a good one to dev so you can find it in stock regularly, akin to the folks who found alternatives for A1680 in 300BO and H4350 for 6.5C.



I'm really liking CFE-223 for the Val. It's got lots going for it, including low powder volume per grain. Absolutely no need for compressed loads with it, even with the really long bullets.
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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 05:54:11 PM »
Ok, I made 20 of my first rounds using RE15.  COAL is 2.30 to just barely clear my ASC 10round 7.62 magazine.  I made 8 rounds @ 25grains to get on paper and see how they do.  I then went up .3 increments from there.  I could still hear the powder shake around, so there is still some room left to load more.  Just want to stay on the safe side of things for now.  My PSA barrel with these 75gr rounds touches the lands with an overall COAL of 2.313 or 1.763 O give measurement, so these should be .13 off the lands...  However the Ogive measurement was closer to 1.746 using my hornady comparator.  So possibly upwards of .17 off the lands.  Sorry about the bad pic with my digital calipers... I have been using the same ones now going on over 10 years and they have lived a tough life. :)


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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 04:49:11 AM »
My hand loads finally became accurate when I started using Re-15. Ended up with 88 gr ELDs and 25 gr of Re-15. I've launched around 300 of them mostly at 1000 yards and they are consistently sub moa ( unless it's windy)

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 03:04:27 PM »
Good to know.  I sent my scope in for repair today so I won't be able to shoot the reloads until my scope is back.   I just don't feel like moving a scope off another rifle.  My firedot was acting up and since I only get a 2 year warranty on electronics in the scope I figured I better send it off.  Hoping to have it back before hunting season.

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 05:07:20 PM »
My hand loads finally became accurate when I started using Re-15. Ended up with 88 gr ELDs and 25 gr of Re-15. I've launched around 300 of them mostly at 1000 yards and they are consistently sub moa ( unless it's windy)

Any idea what kind of speeds you are getting with this set up?  And what length barrel again?

Thanks

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2018, 02:08:32 PM »
Well I had a chance to go the the range today and finally shoot my valkyrie.  I had to zero my scope as well.  No muzzle device attached.

I used sandbags up front and did my best to shoot at 50yards.  The range was busy so I may have flinched on a few.

Interesting how 25.3 - 25.9 all have a POI shift to the right with my 3rd and 4th shots.  No pressure signs at all.  I am going to load 25.9 - 26.3 next.

Not sure what to think... 

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2018, 05:30:36 PM »
Ok, went home and reloaded some rounds and I think I am going to settle on 26.2gr of RL15 .830 center to center using dial calipers, 1.3" with the flyer.  Looks to be a decent group if I wouldn't have pulled my first shot.  26.3 grains seems to open up.  I didn't see any signs of ejector swipes or flattening of the primers. 25.9grains I think is going to produce the best accuracy, but i figure if I can get a little faster and still stay sub MOA, why not.

Oh, I moved out to 100 yards as well.


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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2018, 06:21:19 PM »
I am really tempted to stuff more powder in these things...  I was on Alliant's website and the 90's take 25.2gr @ 2.25 COAL.  With the bullets seated that far the pressure should be much higher than my 75gr eld loaded out to 2.30 @ 26.2gr.  Using 60gr bullets it looks like they are stuffing 28.6 grains in that thing!

What's your thoughts?

Decided to just got for it..  Not crunching powder yet at 27grains.  Hopefully going to make it to the range tomorrow and report back.

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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2018, 08:26:17 PM »
I wouldn't be too quick to pass judgement. I've found most AR barrels need a few rounds through them before they settle in. I like to have at least 75-100 through one.
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Re: 75gr ELD loads.
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2018, 08:37:48 PM »
On another note it looks like so far there are a few nodes with RL-15.  25gr, 25.9 and 26.2.

I loaded 5 rounds for each charge weight this time just in case I have a flyer I can verify they still group.