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#3246551 - 06/12/20 04:34 PM Dirty powder?
rhinosparky Offline
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Registered: 12/13/11
Posts: 87
Loc: Blaine County Idaho
So I recently just got my first suppressor. It’s crazy how much quieter it is. I an seeing a crazy amount of “soot” in the action, magazine, and on the QD mount. I know I need an adjustable gas block.
But I wonder if the powder I am using is also a contributing factor?
I am using W748
Suppressor is a GemTech one.
Rifle is a Mossberg MMR or a Noreen .224 Valkyrie.
I never met a coyote i didn't want to shoot.

#3246590 - 06/13/20 10:19 AM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: rhinosparky]
reb8600 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 10960
Loc: Morgan, Utah
I see you mention the Valkyrie. I will say that mine and everyone I see at the range seem to be dirtier than any other caliber I have put a can on.

#3246948 - 06/19/20 02:46 PM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: rhinosparky]
lyotehunter Offline
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Registered: 02/23/02
Posts: 1818
Loc: roy,ut.,u.s.a.
winchester powder is dirty the ones i have used 748 and 760.

Edited by lyotehunter (07/01/20 03:49 PM)
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#3247382 - 06/28/20 01:20 AM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: rhinosparky]
SubpaR Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 239
Loc: Hays, KS
That's just the yin to your ear's yang(or something like that). You can count on 1. Increased gas to the face. 2. Dirtier action, going so far as having dirty rounds in your magazine. 3. More backpressure until you fix it with one of the multiple options out there. 4. Isn't it nice to shoot without earpro?

#3247614 - 07/01/20 11:57 PM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: rhinosparky]
ackleyman Online
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8621
Loc: Hickville
it is not just the filth, it also is the heat generated by a particular powder...consult the heat Index of various powders...get ready for a shock!

#3247635 - 07/02/20 09:57 AM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: rhinosparky]
Bob_Atl Online
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2159
Loc: in the field, or not..
When you find a clean powder for an AR with a can, please let us know...
.... rule #9 ....

#3247652 - 07/02/20 12:47 PM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: Bob_Atl]
Plant.One Offline
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Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 4247
Loc: Oakland County, MI
Originally Posted By: Bob_Atl
When you find a clean powder for an AR with a can, please let us know...


Tagged for interest!

one specific example i can give of a cleaner powder - 300 blackout, 1680 for subs is awful, especially suppressed. SUUUUUUUPER dirty.

However shooters world blackout (DO-63.2) and shooters world socom (DO-63.1) are both SIGNIFICANTLY cleaner when shooting suppressed subsonic loads.

All reloading info shared is based on my experiences in my guns. Follow safe reloading practice and work up loads from published minimum data.
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#3247975 - 07/07/20 11:11 PM Re: Dirty powder? [Re: Plant.One]
SubpaR Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 239
Loc: Hays, KS
I may have to check into some of the Shooter's World Powders. I've seen some good reports of speed for my 6.8 and some of the wildcats based on that case.


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