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Best Low Temperature Powder

3038 Views 20 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  paulosantos
I've been using the 28.0 grains of Re10x with 115 grain SMK's in my Bison 20" Stainless with superb accuracy.

Yet, come winter, I'll switch over to either a 110 grain PH or 130 Grain but my bigger question is:
What is my best COLD weather powder to use when I take the rifle deer hunting this year?

I live in Wisconsin and hunt in the far north. Last year, opening day was -9 F. Yes, MINUS 9!!!

I've already read that 10x would not be my best choice this winter. Could you all recommend what you'd think my best choice for powder would be?

I can't even begin to simulate -9F with a bag of ice ( LOL!!!) but if a chill test is recommended, I'll do that, too.
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H4198 is the best Hodgodon Powder for the 85-100 GR Bullets in the 16'+ Barrels.
H322 is the best Hodgdon Powder for the 100-115 GR Bullets in the 16'+ Barrels.
For barrels under 14", H4198 is the best for the 85-115 GR Bullets.
H335 is great for the 85-115 GR Bullets in the 16"+ Barrels, but it isn't as temperature sensitive.
The problem with H322 is that you can only load up so much of it before it gets so compressed.
:) 16 foot barrels, damn that AR must be cumbersome! JK!
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