Re: Hornady Superformance
A simple solution to higher than average velocity levels is VV N500 series powders.
The first time I ever tested N540 I was using the 178 AMAX in my Hart 11x 308 barrel. The first shot over the chrony was over 2750 FPS. The recoil was so light and the primer was so normal with the speed so high even at reduced loads, I stopped shooting and went home to pull bullets because I was afraid I had accidentally loaded 155 AMAX's. I learned that I had not loaded the wrong bullets and resumed testing. They ran all the way up to just over 2850 before there was a slight hint of bolt click. When I tested the 168 AMAX, I quit after hitting the 2950 mark. Even though there was no bolt click or stick, I decided enough was enough and settled on 2830.
There are some legitimate products out there that perform as advertised. They are few and far between. Even though I have an opinion on Hornady loaded ammo, I think their bullets rock. They have always exceeded my expectations.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.