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Hodgdon Powders to be discontinued in 2014
« on: December 31, 2013, 04:54:59 pm »

I recently received confirmation from Chris Hodgdon that SR4756, SR4759, PB and SR7625 are scheduled to be discontinued by late 2014.
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    Re: Hodgdon Powders to be discontinued in 2014
    « Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 10:28:51 pm »
    Well those aren't powders I use but it seems like they've discontinued all since they are so hard to find now.  One of these days I'll find more powder and I'll be buying lots and lots. 

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    Re: Hodgdon Powders to be discontinued in 2014
    « Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 11:58:28 am »
    Title of the thread scared me. I use quite a few different Hodgdon powders -H110, H335, H4895, Varget and H4831SC come to mind.  None of the ones described by OP. Hopefully they will continue to make everything else. 
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    Re: Hodgdon Powders to be discontinued in 2014
    « Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 06:58:12 pm »
    Most of those are in the middle of whatever they push burn rate - not a big loss. I say that, but I'm sure somewhere out there someone has a very accurate load that this will effect.
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    Re: Hodgdon Powders to be discontinued in 2014
    « Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 08:41:02 pm »
    I prefer H110 for .44 magnum but W296 is damn near identical in performance...but a bit dirtier.  I picked up 10lbs of IMR 3031 in the last 6 months and have already gone through half of it already.  I hate to hear any manufacturer say they are discontinuing product and it was a bit disappointed to learn that Hornady temporarily discontinued quite a few projectiles so they can concentrate on their most popular offerings...but I've found that some of my favorites have gone on their chopping block.
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    Re: Hodgdon Powders to be discontinued in 2014
    « Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 09:26:34 pm »
     SR4756, SR4759, PB and SR7625 are all single base - nitrocellulose only- powders. Some like SR7625 are primarily used to produce low pressure smokeless powder shotshells like 2 7/8" 1.25 ounce 10 gauge loads.  SR 4759. is a bulky handgun powder that has its greatest value as a reduced load propellant for rifle cartridges. 

    « Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 09:39:39 pm by RMc »
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