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Basic Reloading ManualPRINTED IN USA2015

The All New Enduron Technology Rifle Powdersfrom IMR Legendary PowdersFEATURES TEMPERATURE INSENSITIVE, BOTH HOT AND COLD REDUCES COPPER FOULING FROM BUILDING FOR DOZENS OF ROUNDS SHORT GRAINS FOR EASY METERING IDEAL BULK DENSITY WITH A FULL CASE IN MOST APPROPRIATE CARTRIDGES ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HAVING NO INGREDIENTS HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENTTHE POWDERSIMR 4166 This fine, extruded powder is the first in the series of Enduron Technology powders.IMR 4166 is the perfect burn speed for cartridges like the 308 Win/7.62mm NATO, 22-250 Remington,257 Roberts and dozens more.IMR 4451 As a medium burn speed, this Enduron Technology powder gives top performance inthe venerable 30-06, 270 Winchester and 300 Winchester Short Magnum, to name just a few.IMR 7977 Ths slowest burn rate Enduron Technology powder, IMR 7977 is a true magnum powder.Outstanding performance in the 300 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum and the 338Lapua Magnum, plus a host of others, is the hallmark of this extruded propellant.

Three Powder Reloading Manuals in OneReload Data from THREE powder companies is included in this one reloading manual;Hodgdon, IMR, and Winchester Smokeless Propellants. Data is listed for most popular Rifle, Pistol, andShotshell cartridges.For the most comprehensive up to date reload data, including the most recent new caliber introductions, go tothe Reloading Data Center at hodgdon.com, or call 913-362-9455 for customer service.ContentspageHodgdon New Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Powder Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5Hodgdon Rifle Powders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Hodgdon Usage Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7IMR Powder Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8IMR Usage Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Winchester Powder Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10Winchester Usage Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Relative Burn Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Properties and Storage of Powder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Shipping and Storage of Smokeless Propellants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Rifle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-19Pistol Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21Shotshell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Shotshell Wad Chart and Notes on Recoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Shotshell Bushing Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-24Shotshell Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-34Copper Fouling Eraser (CFETM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35Reprinted August 2015Mission StatementHodgdon Powder Company operates following Biblical principles to honor God. Ourmission is to provide quality products and services in a manner which enhances thelives of our employees, families, customers, suppliers, and our communities. Indoing so, we will deal with integrity and honesty, reflecting that people are moreimportant than dollars and that our purpose is to bring credit to our Lord JesusChrist.Shooters!Guarantee the future of shooting by educating tomorrow’s handloaders. HodgdonPowder, Co. supports the NRA Foundation’s Handloading Education Endowment Fund– you can too! Contact; Executive Director, The NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples MillRoad, Fairfax, VA 22030Printed in USA3

Pistol & Shotgun PowdersHS-6 HS-6 is a fine spherical propellant that has wide application in pistol and shotshell. Inpistol, 9mm, 38 Super, 40 S&W and 10mm Auto are some of the cartridges where HS-6provides top performance. In shotshell HS-6 yields excellent heavy field loadings in 10 ga.,12 ga., 16 ga., 20 ga., and even the efficient and effective 28 ga. HS-6 is truly an outstandingspherical propellant.LONGSHOT This new spherical shotshell powder is the most versatile heavy field propellantHodgdon has ever produced. Great field loads in 10 ga., 12 ga., 16 ga., 20 ga., and 28 ga. areshown herein. This propellant provides true magnum velocities with superb patterns. Inaddition, LONGSHOT is the best choices for those competitors shooting “race” games such as“Buddy” shoots, “Annie Oakleys” and more.H110 H110 is the spherical powder that screams “no wimps, please!” It delivers topvelocities with top accuracy in the 44 Magnum, 454 Casull and 475 Linebaugh. Silhouetteshooters claim it is the most accurate 44 powder they have ever used. In addition, H110 is“the” choice for the miniscule 410 Bore shotgun. It handles all 2-1/2”, 1/2 oz. loads as well asall 11/16 oz. loads for the 3” version.LIL’ GUN The 410 Bore has long been difficult to load due to shortcomings in powder fit,metering, along with poor burning characteristics. Not any more! LIL’ GUN was designed tofit, meter and perform flawlessly in the 410 Bore. No more spilled shot or bulged cases. Inaddition LIL’ GUN has many magnum pistol applications and is superb in the 22 Hornet.Rifle PowdersIn Order of Approximate Burning RateH4198 This Extreme Extruded propellant has gone through some changes since itsinception, all the time maintaining the same important burning speed of the past. The kernelswere shortened for improved metering and necessary elements were added to make itextremely insensitive to hot/cold temperatures. H4198 is outstanding in cartridges like the222 Remington, 444 Marlin and 7.62 x 39.H322 This extreme powder has won more benchrest matches than all otherpropellants combined. It provides match grade accuracy in small and medium capacitycartridges like the 223 Remington, 6mm PPC and the 7mm TCU. As a fine extruded powder, itflows through powder measures with superb accuracy.BENCHMARK As the name implies, this Extreme Extruded propellant was developedfor precision cartridges, such as benchrest and small varmint cartridges like the 6mm PPC, 22PPC, 6mm BR, 22 BR, 223 Remington and 222 Remington. Additionally, it performs superblyin the 308 Winchester with light match bullets like the 147 gr. and 155 gr. versions. Withsmall, easy metering granules, competitors will love how it flows through progressivepresses.H335 H335 originated as a military powder for the 5.56 NATO, or 223 Remington, ashandloaders know it. Obviously, it sees endless use in the 222 Remington, 223 Remingtonand other small cartridges. In particular, prairie dog shooters will find this a favorite, as J.B.Hodgdon has for years! In Order of Approximate Burning RateTITEWAD Through advanced technology, Hodgdon Powder Co. has produced a superiorflattened spherical shotgun powder. Unlike spherical propellants in the past, TITEWADfeatures low charge weights, mild muzzle report, minimum recoil and reduced residue foroptimum ballistic performance. This outstanding propellant, designed for 12 gauge only,meters superbly and is ideal for 7/8, 1 and 1-1/18 ounce loads. As the name implies, “a littlegoes a long way!”Hi-Skor 700-X This extruded flake powder is ideally suited for shotshells in 12 and 16gauge where clay target and light field loads are the norm. It doubles as an excellent pistoltarget powder for such cartridges as the 38 Special and 45 ACP and many more.TRAIL BOSS Trail Boss was designed specifically for low velocity lead bullets suitable forCowboy Action shooting. It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles.It is based on a whole new technology that allows very high loading density, good flowthrough powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most importantly,additional safety to the handloader.CLAYS Introduced in January 1992, CLAYS has “taken the clay target world by storm.” It isthe most clean burning, consistent 12 ga. 7/8 oz., 1 oz. and 1-1/8 oz. powder available today.The superb burning characteristics of this powder produce soft, smooth recoil, ultra cleanburning, mild muzzle report, and excellent patterns. These features transfer directly tohandgun applications where target shooting is the main goal. 45 ACP and 38 Special are onlytwo of the cartridges in which CLAYS provides “tack driving” target accuracy with flawlessfunctioning.INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL is the second in the “CLAYS” series of powders. Itsburning speed accommodates 12 ga., 2-3/4” light, medium and heavy 1-1/8 oz. loads, withsome very nice 1 oz. listings. Also, it works splendidly in 20 ga., 7/8 oz. target and light fieldloads. As with CLAYS, clean burning and flawless functioning is the rule.TITEGROUP As the name implies, this spherical propellant was designed for accuracy.Because of the unique design, this powder provides flawless ignition with all types of primersincluding the lead-free versions. Unlike pistol powders of the past, powder position in largecases (45 Colt, 357 Magnum and others) has virtually no effect on velocity and performance.Cowboy Action, Bullseye and Combat Shooters should love this one! TITEGROUP has it allHP38 HP38 is a spherical pistol powder that is great for low velocity and mid-range targetloads in 38 Special, 44 Special and 45 ACP. This high energy powder provides economy inloading.UNIVERSAL UNIVERSAL handles the broadest spectrum of cartridges for both pistol andshotgun. From the 25 ACP to the 44 Magnum, UNIVERSAL provides outstandingperformance. In shotgun, it produces excellent loads in 28 ga. 3/4 oz., 20 ga. 7/8 oz., 16 ga. 1oz., and even 12 ga.Hi-Skor 800-X This large-grained flake powder is at its best when used in heavy fieldloads from 10 gauge to 28 gauge. In handgun cartridges 800-X performs superbly incartridges like the 10mm auto and 44 Remington Magnum. Excellent velocity anduniformity translate into top accuracy.CFE PISTOL New for 2014, this excellent spherical pistol propelland utilizes our CFEformula, Copper Fouling Eraser, virtually eliminating copper fouling, plus providing topvelocities with clean burning and minimal muzzle flash. For competitive shooters andhandloaders seeking the perfect powder for target or self-defense loads, CFE Pistol providesoptimum performance in cartridges like the 9mm Luger, 38 Super, 40 S&W, the venerable 45ACP and many more. Extreme Powders4

BL-C(2) BL-C(2) is a spherical powder that began as a military powder used in the 7.62NATO, commonly known as the 308 Winchester. When it was first introduced to thehandloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success. BL-C(2)works extremely well in the 223 Remington, 17 Remington, 22 PPC and or course, the 308Winchester, plus many more. SUPERFORMANCE This is another of the spherical powders Hodgdon Powder Companyand Hornady Manufacturing introduced to answer the frequently asked reloadingquestion: “Can I buy the powder used in Hornady Superformance factory ammunition?”Superformance delivers striking velocities in cartridges like the 22-250 Remington, 243Winchester and 300 Winchester Short Magnum. Velocities well in excess of 100 fps overthe best published handloads and even larger gains over factory ammunition! Becausethis propellant is tailored for specific applications, the number of cartridges and bullets islimited, but where it works, it really works!H1000 This very slow burning Extreme Extruded powder is perfect for highly over-boredmagnums like the 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm STW and the 30-378 Weatherby. Inaddition, with heavy bullets, H1000 gives top velocity and performance in such cartridges asthe 6mm-284, 257 Weatherby, 270 Winchester, and 300 Winchester Magnum. In a shortperiod of time this powder has achieved considerable notoriety among long range matchshooters. LEVEREVOLUTION Hodgdon Powder Company and Hornady Manufacturing have teamedtogether to answer the frequently asked reloading question; “Can I buy the powder used inHornady LEVERevolution factory ammunition?” Yes, this is the same spherical propellant usedin Hornady’s innovative and award winning high performance factory ammunition. Thisfabulous propellant meters flawlessly and makes lever action cartridges like the 30-30Winchester yield velocities in excess of 100 fps over any published handloads, with even greatergains over factory ammunition. Other cartridges include the 35 Remington, 308 Marlin Express,338 Marlin Express and the 25-35 Winchester. The list of cartridges and bullets is limited withthis highly specialized powder, but where it works, it really works! H4831SC Ballistically, this Extreme Extruded powder is the exact copy of H4831.Physically, it has a shorter grain size, therefore, the designation SC, or short cut. The shorter,more compact kernels allow the powder to flow through powder measures more smoothly,helping to alleviate the constant cutting of granules. With the smoother flow characteristicscomes more uniform charge weights while the individual grains orient more compactly,cre