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Unread 04-22-2009, 11:37 PM
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H205

Has anyone heard of H205 powder from Hodgdon? Someone wants to sell me some really cheap. An estate sale thing. The cans look old but they look like they have never seen the light of day.
Can anyone help??
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    Unread 04-23-2009, 06:43 AM
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    Re: H205

    I can't find it on the Powder Burn Rate Chart.

    My suggestion would be to call Hodgdon direct and ask them. I've called them before about powder that they no longer make, and they were more than helpful about where it falls in line.
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    Unread 04-23-2009, 08:19 AM
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    Re: H205

    Run a Google search on "H205 powder". You will come across another forum which has a thread that alludes to it being a pulldown powder and then links to this chart

    Powder Chart

    See entry #197.

    You have no way of determining if the original owner took some empty powder cans and filled them with a fast pistol powder or shotgun powder. I do a lot of stupid things in life and most of them could have been avoided if I had taken 10 seconds to think about it before I did it. I would suggest you take 10 seconds here and use your brain.
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    Unread 04-23-2009, 08:19 AM
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    Re: H205

    good idea
    thx
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    Unread 04-23-2009, 08:56 AM
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    Re: H205

    I called Hodgdon. They said H205 was a surplus military powder that they stopped carrying in 1979. SO...this powder is at least 30 years old and it being surplus it could be 40+ years old.
    I think I will pass on old powder!!
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    Unread 04-24-2013, 02:17 PM
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    Re: H205 buy it

    One of the best powders for the 338 Win the H205

    2800 FPS with 250gr Speer GS and 71.0 of H205 in the 338 Win

    If the can is sealed I suggest buy it.
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