rl26 powder overview:
Every container of alliant RL26 Powder is backed by a century of manufacturing
experience and the most exacting quality control procedures in the industry.
Chemical composition, grain shape and size, and overall density are constantly checked and tested in a ballistics lab to ensure consistency.
What is RL26 powder good for?
Is RL26 powdertemperature stable?
RL26 powder FEAUTURES
- EI technology produces extremely high velocities in magnum cartridges
- Contains proprietary de-coppering additive
- Controlled temperature stability
- Excellent lot-to-lot consistency
- Formulation contains no DNT or DBP
Where is RL26 powder made?
is RL26 powder extruded:
is RL26 powderpowder temperature sensitive:
Of Course, yes reloader 26 powder is temperature sensitive.
This is a review from one of our client;
If you are part of the “RL26 powder” thread you have already seen this, but I felt it was somewhat useful and could use it’s own thread.
I have seen other people make threads on this subject, but nearly every one I have seen, the tests were conducted on different days,
which can inherently induce some inconsistencies, and may not be a fair test. I am not by any means saying that the test I conducted was without flaws,
I just feel that it may take out some of the possible variables. And I do plan on repeating this test in the future to check for consistency.
So here is how I conducted my test. I put 5 rounds in a zip lock bag in my freezer overnight,
then on my way to the range I put the rounds in a bucket filled with ice, and put my kestrel inside so I had a temperature I could monitor and record.
The other rounds were kept at room temperature in my house, then on my dashboard in my truck on the way to the range.
When I got to the range and set up my chronograph, I got my bucket of ice and pulled my kestrel out and looked at the temp,
it registered 17° f, but by the time I thought to get my phone out and take a picture, it had warmed up to the 37, as the ambient temp outside was in the high 60’s.
After this I put my kestrel in my ammo box with my room temp rounds, so it could stabilize and tell me the temperature of those rounds while I fired the other ones.
First I shot the chilled rounds, pulling them out of the ice one at a time, and I shot them within about 3 seconds of chambering them,
and recording velocity.
Then after that, I let my barrel cool to room temp, then looked at the temp in my ammo box, which was 67 ° f. Then I shot those 5 rounds, and recorded velocity.
WARNINGS FROM THE MANUFACTURER about RL26 powder:
- Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
- Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
- Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.