New Propellants

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

  1. Festus

    Festus Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    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.

  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    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

    Jan 31, 2003
    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.