Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True®, is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual (the 15th annual edition).
This new manual contains data for Hodgdon, IMR®and Winchester®Smokeless Propellants in more than 5,000 loads, with updates for 32 rifle and pistol cartridges. In this new manual, handloaders can find data for Hodgdon’s popular, new CFE powder – CFE BLK – manufactured specifically for shooting the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge (suppressed). This powder gives exceptional performance in a host of small varmint cartridges, like the 17 Hornet, 218 Bee, etc., plus the 6.8 Remington SPC and 7.62 X 39MM Russian cartridges. Also found in the 2018 Annual Manual is the new Winchester 572 powder, which has application in a wide variety of popular pistol cartridges including 9mm Luger, 38 Super Auto, 40 S&W and many more.
Along with comprehensive load data, the 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual offers authoritative articles by leading gun and outdoor industry writers, working with the editors of Shooting Times magazine.
“The Annual Manual is our printed yearly update for the ardent handloader,” said Ron Reiber, lead ballistician for Hodgdon. “We believe one of our competitive advantages is providing cutting-edge data on all our propellants. Our customers know they can look to Hodgdon to be first to supply this information on hot, new cartridges and newly-introduced powders.”
Customers can purchase the 2018 Hodgdon Annual Manual wherever popular magazines are sold or can order on the Hodgdon website at www.Hodgdon.comfor $12.99 (shipping included).
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.