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Old 05-09-2011, 01:59 PM
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Stable powders

I have been using h-1000 in my 338 lapua and I like it, I was just wondering how temperature sensitive is h- 1000? would I see a big benefit since I shoot when its 0 degrees and when its 80 degrees by switching to a less sensitive powder? if so what do you guys reccomend?
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Re: Stable powders

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I have been using h-1000 in my 338 lapua and I like it, I was just wondering how temperature sensitive is h- 1000? would I see a big benefit since I shoot when its 0 degrees and when its 80 degrees by switching to a less sensitive powder? if so what do you guys reccomend?
H1000 is very temp stable
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Re: Stable powders

fantastic thank you!

is there anything out there that is published saying what powders are stable or non stable? or a rating system of some sort? that would be really handy.
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Re: Stable powders

somebody out there hopefully will have better information, but generally the Hodgdon powders that are identified as the Extreme powders are stable.

H-1000 is one of the Extreme powders.
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Re: Stable powders

The hodgdon extreme powders are stable.
Another very good one is Ramshot Magnum
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:43 PM
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Re: Stable powders

I think I read on here recently in the reloading section, that single based powders like H1000, Retumbo, H4350, etc are temp stable, where as ball powders or double based powders are more sensitive, ie reloder 22, etc. I believe alot of the IMR powders are single based as well, 4064, 4350, etc. Perhaps someone will correct me on this though.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:30 PM
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Re: Stable powders

Hear is a list of extreme powders (Not sensitive to temperature changes) that I know
of for rifles in there approximate burn rate from fast to slow.

H4198
H322
Benchmark
H4895
Varget
H4350
H4831 and H4831 SC
H1000
Retumbo
and H50BMG

These powders are the least sensitive to temperature as far as I know.

This does not make them the most accurate, just the most consistant in all temperatures
ranges.

I hope this helps.

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