In the .Thursday shooting post below, an anonymous commenter tells us that RL19 is good for max loads in the .30-06. Yes, friend, it is.
Back in 2010 I stumbled upon a load that I use in my Savage 111. That load uses the Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet and RL19. Alliant puts the max for 150 grain bullets at 62.0 grains, but I found that at at 61 grains of Reloder 19, I was pushing that bullet past 2900 fps with great accuracy. Nowadays I use Hornady's SST bullets in that load and the performance on target and on game is just as noteworthy. It's a great load.
You're right, friend. Reloder 19 is a great powder for the .30-06. Of course, there are lots of great powders for this old cartridge, which at 107 years is still one of America's favorites. It's one of my favorite cartridges and one I enjoy shooting.