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Old 01-26-2011, 08:34 PM
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hodgdon extreme powders

i was wondering what you all think of the extreme powders. do they really do what they say they are supposed to. i am currently shooting a 7 wsm with rl 25. i have read that rl powders are very temp sensitive. i was thinking of switching to h 1000 or h 4831 becasue this is a hunting rifle and most practicing will be in the warmer weather but it could also get very cold when hunting and i dont want to have my poi change when hunting. so are the hodgdon powders a better choice for my situations. thanks
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:20 PM
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i was wondering what you all think of the extreme powders. do they really do what they say they are supposed to. i am currently shooting a 7 wsm with rl 25. i have read that rl powders are very temp sensitive. i was thinking of switching to h 1000 or h 4831 becasue this is a hunting rifle and most practicing will be in the warmer weather but it could also get very cold when hunting and i dont want to have my poi change when hunting. so are the hodgdon powders a better choice for my situations. thanks
ryan
What you have read is true. Alliant RL powders are VERY temp. sensitive. I have some great loads with RL 22 and RL 25 but have started using Hodgdon H 4831 in place of them because of the temp. insensivity. My experience was I developed a load shot great with good velocity in late spring. When I shot the rifle in early winter my point of impact moved about 3 inches. After switching to Hodgdon the problem of point of impact moving was solved. My velocities are a little lower but I DO know where my bullet is going to hit.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:11 PM
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Re: hodgdon extreme powders

I can't say that the RL powders are temperature sensitive because I've avoided them just because they have that reputation. However, I can vouch for using Hodgdon powders with the 7WSM. H1000 works very well for the 160s and 168s and H4350 has proven to be very good with the 150s.

I too hunt in temperature extremes of 70 to 80 degree days for antelope to 0 or -10 for late season elk and deer in Idaho and Montana. My ballistics tables seem more than capable of keeping up with where my point of impact will be through these temperature differences.

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What you have read is true. Alliant RL powders are VERY temp. sensitive. I have some great loads with RL 22 and RL 25 but have started using Hodgdon H 4831 in place of them because of the temp. insensivity. My experience was I developed a load shot great with good velocity in late spring. When I shot the rifle in early winter my point of impact moved about 3 inches. After switching to Hodgdon the problem of point of impact moving was solved. My velocities are a little lower but I DO know where my bullet is going to hit.
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i was wondering what you all think of the extreme powders. do they really do what they say they are supposed to. i am currently shooting a 7 wsm with rl 25. i have read that rl powders are very temp sensitive. i was thinking of switching to h 1000 or h 4831 becasue this is a hunting rifle and most practicing will be in the warmer weather but it could also get very cold when hunting and i dont want to have my poi change when hunting. so are the hodgdon powders a better choice for my situations. thanks
ryan
I's say that they are!!

I use Varget in my 223 and 308W. , and H4831SC in my 30/06. The long range Palma shooters use Varget in the heat of summer, and no longer shade or even cool their loads. I also have had good temperature tolerance with the VitaVouri powders.
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Re: hodgdon extreme powders

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i was wondering what you all think of the extreme powders. do they really do what they say they are supposed to. i am currently shooting a 7 wsm with rl 25. i have read that rl powders are very temp sensitive. i was thinking of switching to h 1000 or h 4831 becasue this is a hunting rifle and most practicing will be in the warmer weather but it could also get very cold when hunting and i dont want to have my poi change when hunting. so are the hodgdon powders a better choice for my situations. thanks
ryan

Yes !

I have not found any brand of powder that manages temperature better.

Some of my rifles like other powder better but after some experaminting i always find
a hodgdon powder that shoots as good .

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Old 02-01-2011, 05:28 PM
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Re: hodgdon extreme powders

They both make a bang when you pull the trigger.. If you're worried about 1/16" or so, then yeah , switch powders, if you're hunting I wouldnt worry about it..
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