RL and VN powders
They just rock! Did some load work ups in my 6.5x55, got 3000 fps out of a 108 grain Scenar shooting five shots touching with mirage out of the can so bad it made my eyes water...using VN 560!
Got 4 shots touching (and a jerk offed flyer) with Nolser 120 BTs at 2875...VN160
And in both cases I had SDs of 13!
Then chronographed my reliable 308 load with 185 Scenars...40 grains RL15 for 2437 fps, SD of 8, one ragged hole, again with some serious can mirage.....
I have had NO luck with IMR powders or Hodgon in the loads I am shooting...
I guess its time to just burn up or trade off all the IMR and Hodgon I have and just stick with Reloader and Vitavouhri
Dumb question #327
Heat from the supressor.
The one that I use is a titanium one from Thunder Beast http://thunderbeastarms.com/. It is extremely efficient, and because of that, it heats up super fast and I dont have a Nomex cover yet for it....after a while I just said the heck with it and taped some used targets over it...looked like hell but made it better....
I've had good luck with RL-19 in several calibers and use RL-12, which is now discontinued, in my 308 Win.