Question for the more educated. Ive noticed that my rifle appears to be very quiet when the weather is below freezing(may just be imagining it). I went out a few nights back, weather was at -4C with 10mph wind and bit of snow in the air. When I fired, not only did the initial firing sound very quiet but the ballistic crack off the round was also very quiet. I was in a very open space so no surroundings to get the rapport bouncing back off but even so it seemed very very quiet.
Rifle is a 22.250 and I do have a very good sound moderator fitted, but normally its louder than on this occasion.
Is this normal/what you have experienced. I checked the empty shell, all looked ok and all powder had burned fine. Im using Hodgdon Benchmark which I believe should operate fine under much lower temps.
Could this be due to how dense the air is at these temps?