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Old April 5, 2011, 05:32 AM   #26
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This seams to be a good thread to ask a question that I've always had. I've been reloading for about 12yrs and when I first studied data it appears W296, a ball powder, had a few negatives on using ball powders in cold climates.

Since there's long times users of W296 on this thread, have any of you ever experience any type of a misfire or flyer while reloading with W296 during cold weather usage?

I have a feeling that this is another "myth" of the reloading community

Kenny

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Old April 7, 2011, 07:12 AM   #27
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Did some more rounds. 180gr XTP with 31g 296, 1.610 overall. Looks to be the equal of the Remington factory loads as far as accuracy and about the same height. I guess I will go ahead and search out some more 180's and stay with the 296, I will try and juggle the the powder charge up and down just a little bit to see how it affects the accuracy. If I have done the math correctly I should be in the neighborhood of 1620-50 fps and with a 50 yard zero from 25-100 yards I should have no more drop than .9 inches that should make a reliable deer round for that range, or so I hope. Any more imput is appreciated, still courious about how much 296 some of you run with a 180 grain bullet. Thanks again.
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