Reloading Podcast 145 - Powder with Chris Hodgdon

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio network.  

Tonight the guys are talking powder with Chris Hodgdon of Hodgdon Powders.


  1. What is the best powder to use in a .223 for a 55 gr with a 1 in 12 twist barrel? Cfe223, h335, 748, for accuracy use benchmark, or enduron 4166

  2. How come no 129gr data for 6.5 Grendel or 140gr? Can we expect any?

  3. Can you discuss powder types and temp sensitivity.

  4. Is H4350 being replaced? No just high demand 6.5 creedmoor  IMR Enduron 4451 as a substitute

  5. What is a good replacement for IMR 4064? Varget, IMR Enduron 4166.

  6. Powders & MSDS
    Message: Since you've been talking about IMR/Hodgdon and recently Varget, I wanted to ask this question. Is it possible to get an accurate MSDS that doesn't generalize the ingredients of 10 different powders in that company's line of products?


  7. What are some signs to look for if you suspect your powder has gone bad?

    • Rust colored dust upon opening,  dump on white paper look for rust, powder becomes warm to the touch.



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