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Winchester Powder bought by Hodgdon

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Unread 01-30-2006, 09:32 PM
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Winchester Powder bought by Hodgdon

Heard this earlier today from a coworker who spoke w/Hodgdon on the phone. I guess this confirms it.
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Unread 01-31-2006, 06:28 PM
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Re: Winchester Powder bought by Hodgdon

Now we need someone to produce Winchester WSSM cases ...

I was thinking of building a 25 WSSM but am unsure if brass will be available once Winchester closes down ...
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Unread 02-01-2006, 10:18 AM
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Re: Winchester Powder bought by Hodgdon

If I understand correctly:
Winchester Ammunition (Olin) and Winchester Firearms (USRAC) are two separate companies sharing a liscense for the Winchester brand name. The firearms plant thats closing doesn't produce brass or ammo, so the closure wouldnt affect the brass production directly. BUT, indirectly I have no idea exactly what is going to happen to the brand name as a whole. Seems like Savage (or someone) would buy the USRAC branch and keep producing em (with some improvements) as a higher end of their own line. I dunno. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] I like Wins. and hate to see that part of history go overseas.
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Unread 02-01-2006, 11:32 AM
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Re: Winchester Powder bought by Hodgdon

Wow...this past year sure has been a change for reloading. First Hodgdon gets IMR, then Ramshot gets Accurate, and now Hodgdon gets Winchester Propellants. Who's Hodgdon going to set its sights on next? Alliant?
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