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There are many good handbooks available giving the basics of reloading and the beginner should study one or more of them before embarking upon his new hobby. We are assuming that the user of our data manual knows the mechanics of reloading and simply needs a supplement to help him find a good load using the components available to him. By revising our shot-shell data often, we hope to keep fairly well up-to-date with the rapidly changing array of components offered by today's consumer-oriented...

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality propellants, other products, and services to sportsmen, governing units, and other businesses in a manner which enhances the quality of life for our stockholders, employees, customers, associates, and suppliers. In doing so, we will deal with integrity and honesty, reflecting that people are more important than dollars and that our purpose is to bring credit to our Lord Jesus Christ. Hodgdon Usage Powder Descriptions Properties and Storage of Rifle Data Pistol...

Notes on Recoil

In physics we learned that for every force there is an equal and opposite force. In a firearm, the gases generated by burning powder push the ejecta (shot and wad) down the barrel and in turn push the shotgun in the opposite direction creating what we call recoil. According to physics, the momentum of a free recoiling firearm is equal and opposite in direction to the momentum of the ejecta and powder charge. The formula for free recoil of a firearm is Recoil Energy in ft. lbs. (Bw Mv + 4700...

How to check for deterioration

Although modern smokeless powders are basically free from deterioration under proper storage conditions, safe practices require a recognition of the signs of deterioration and its possible effects. Powder deterioration can be checked by opening the cap on the container and smelling the contents. Powder undergoing deterioration has an irritating acidic odor. Don't confuse this with common solvent odors such as alcohol, ether and acetone. Check to make certain that powder is not exposed to...

Smokeless Propellants

10-3.1 Quantities of smokeless propellants not exceeding 25 lb 11.3 kg , in shipping containers approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, may be transported in a private vehicle. 10-3.2 Quantities of smokeless propellants exceeding 25 lb 11.3 kg but not exceeding 50 lb 22.7 kg , transported in a private vehicle, shall be transported in a portable magazine having wood walls of at least 1 in. 25.4 mm nominal thickness. 10-3.3 Transportation of more than 50 lb 22.7 kg of smokeless...

Hodgdon

New Cowboy Action Data Manual - 4th Edition Hodgdon's complimentary Cowboy Action Data Manual is the only manual available that was prepared for the sole purpose of Cowboy Action Shooting. The data includes the following Smokeless pistol, carbine, long-range rifle and shotgun data Pyrodex pistol, rifle and shotgun loads Pyrodex Pistol Pellets data Included with the data are special tips, techniques and loads to make your Cowboy Action Shooting safer and more enjoyable. For a complimentary copy...