Anybody use #17 yet?
I've been working up a load for my 300WSM and using 180gr nosler e-tips (non lead for CA hunting) and mag. primers and 64.5 grs. of #17 powder @ 2.875" COAL. I'm only getting 2930fps and not showing any presure sighs. I think i'll bump up another .5 or 1.0gr I would like to get up over 3000fps, As I was working up the load the hotter it was the tighter the groups were getting.
Alliant calls for 66.0gr of powder max load for 180gr lead bullet @ 2.860" and should be 3088fps. Now supposivly if you are using non lead bullets then -2.0gr for max load which would be 64.0gr max.
My nosler and speer reload manuals dont have Reloader#17 data, I called nosler and they said their new book for next year would, but not doing me any good for now.
Whats you non-lead load data?????