Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New powder from Alliant for AR type rifles

I can't find it on Alliant's website yet, but you can read about it here at

It's a re-formulation of Reloder-15 that has been tested extensively to make it less affected by temperature, which sounds good to me. RL15 is one of my favorite powders for .308 Winchester, but I've always been put off by its habit of giving me different velocities in different temperatures, especially in AR type rifles where you can click off a dozen rounds or more very quickly which makes the chamber very hot. I believe this has given me inconsistency in the past, and it's nice to see powder companies like Hodgdon and Alliant addressing this.
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