New Propellants

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Festus, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. Festus

    Festus Well-Known Member

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    Just spoke with Mike at Hodgdon and they are introducing some new powders that will be available early next year. Hodgdon Hybrid 100V looks to have a burning rate between H4350 and H4831. I would assume it is an "extreme" powder but I hung up before my wee brain could think to ask.

    The other powder, due out in February, is Winchester Supreme 780. I asked if it was similar to the discontinued W785 and he said he hadn't compared the two so didn't know. It looks to me like it is.

    I discovered these two powders while looking at data on their website for the .243 Win. with 100 gr. bullets. These powders may be listed in other applecations as well, I didn't check.

    Festus
     
  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Ooooohh, a great burn rate for 115 grain 6mm bullets in a 6x47 lapua! Could be interesting. Thanks for the report!
     

  3. brianwinzor

    brianwinzor Well-Known Member

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    Festus, Thanks for the advice on H100V and Winchester 780 Supreme.

    I believe that most of Hodgdon's extreme powders are made by ADI here in Oz, then rebadged by Hodgdon. I just checked the ADI website and there is no mention of a new powder with a burning rate between AR 2209 (H4350) and AR2213sc (H43831sc).

    Winchester have made a habit of releasing a slow burning powder (780BR, 785, WMR, WXR) then ditching it about 3- 5 years later. So this time I may wait and see if the burning rate really suits my circumstances, as I still have ample supplies of 785, WMR, and WXR. Brian.