October, 2005 For Immediate Release Attention magnum rifle users: Hodgdon Powder introduces US869™ powder! Shawnee Mission Kansas, Hodgdon Powder Company leads the way again by developing an outstanding 50 BMG propellant that offers significant advantages in many magnum rifle applications! US869 is a true magnum Spherical rifle powder that is superb with heavy bullets in big, overbore rifle cartridges. US869 is a dense propellant that allows the shooter to use enough powder to create maximum velocities in cartridges such as the 7mm Remington Magnum, 300 Remington Ultra Magnum, 30-378 Weatherby Magnum and others. US869 is superior in the 50 Caliber BMG where it yields high velocity and great accuracy with 750 to 800 grain projectiles. This is a fine 1000-yard match propellant! In addition, US869 is effected minimally by varying temperatures, a key feature for top competition and hunting accuracy. Here are the results: Cartridge Bullet 70°F 125°F -40°F 50 Cal. 750 grains 2,719fps 2,709fps 2,722fps Hodgdon’s new US869 will be at dealers everywhere spring 2006.