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Sounds about how it worked for.me in half a doz 30-06's. It works..mb


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I’ve had good luck with it in a .243 with 80gr TTSX.

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Yep, it works well in the niches where it works....

Right now it's available for ordering on the Hodgdon website.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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It works fine in the 270, 280, 30-06, but truly, no better than several other powders.

And it's touchy because, for me, it works best at top loads, but is not forgiving once you get to the top.

I haven't tried it in the 25-06 but it should be fine there.

Not a favorite by any means & too many other better choices with more flexibility so unless I am desperate, I won't buy any more.

YMMV

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I totally agree. I've seen some weird schidt with it. Also talked to some longrange competitors that said the same thing. It's "touchy".. Like I said in my last post. It kind of reminds me of AA2520 in that regard.

I've never used it, but heard the same thing from other people that bought some and tried to make loads with it. I don't know anyone that liked it and bought more.


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And I have a friend that absolutely swears by it in his .30-06 with 180 grainers.

Uses it in 30-06 with 180 grain bullets, hmmmm can you tell us more?

I believe I can! He likes Sierras and Noslers. He's run several of his loads through my chrono and he loads to get 2800 fps with 180s. And IIRC, his load is right around 59 gr of Superformance (the book says max is 59.7gr). I don't know what primer he uses, nor do I know what brass he uses. And this is out of a 40+ year old Rem 700 with a 24" either Shilen or Douglas barrel, that is 25+ years old. And it is accurate. I've seen him punch five shots into less than 3/4" several times (sometimes way less than 3/4").

Thank you, everything I have seen tends to indicate charge weighs around 59 grains.


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Originally Posted by gamma4diesel
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
It works fine in the 270, 280, 30-06, but truly, no better than several other powders.

And it's touchy because, for me, it works best at top loads, but is not forgiving once you get to the top.

I haven't tried it in the 25-06 but it should be fine there.

Not a favorite by any means & too many other better choices with more flexibility so unless I am desperate, I won't buy any more.

YMMV

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I totally agree. I've seen some weird schidt with it. Also talked to some longrange competitors that said the same thing. It's "touchy".. Like I said in my last post. It kind of reminds me of AA2520 in that regard.

I've never used it, but heard the same thing from other people that bought some and tried to make loads with it. I don't know anyone that liked it and bought more.

I think sometimes you really want a powder to work, and then it ends up disappointing. That’s about the best way to describe superformance powder. I actually loaded up some in a new 243 today, and got hangfires, with just about every charge weight. It’s a shame because I like how it meters, and it gets top velocities. However, it’s the quirks like what I experienced today, that turns me off about it.


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Hang-fires are one thing I haven't experienced with SPF. What was the load and temperature?


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Also, what primers were you using, and what kind of priming tool? I've always used magnum primers with spherical powders and loads above 45 gr or so.


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