“We launched StaBALL 6.5 three years ago as the first burn speed in a new family of precision rifle powders.” says Justin Schrader, Hodgdon senior ballistician. “We identified a market need for high-performance powders that featured modern advancements such as temperature insensitivity and copper fouling elimination agents and was capable of precise metering in a progressive loading machine. Testing on multiple powder measures revealed handloaders can load this powder more precisely in less time than traditional extruded powders. The result is less time loading and more time shooting. The StaBALL line of powders is a game changer.”
Typical of a ball powder, precise metering contributes to improved velocity and pressure standard deviations, ingredients that are paramount to match grade accuracy. StaBALL Match is ideal for high-BC heavy for caliber bullets in 223 Remington, 224 Valkyrie, 22-250 Remington, 308 Winchester, 30-06 and many more – all loads which are now available on the Hodgdon Reloading Center. As a BALL Powder, StaBALL Match provides optimal loading density in cartridges appropriate for the burn speed.
This “environmentally green” propellant has copper fouling reducer additives, meaning longer durations of competition and field shooting without having to clean the bore. Velocity levels obtainable, depending on the cartridge, are 50-75 fps greater than other propellants in its class due to the density advantages of loading a ball powder.
This new Winchester powder is available immediately at retailers selling reloading products. The powder is available in 1-pound and 8-pound canisters.
Learn more about the product on the Winchester website at www.WinchesterPowder.com or search for Winchester StaBALL Match load data on the Reloading Data Center at www.HodgdonReloading.com.
Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons J.B. and Bob have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest U.S. supplier of smokeless and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®, IMR®, Ramshot®, Acccurate®, Winchester®, Pyrodex®, Triple Seven® and Blackhorn 209® brands.