June 9th, 2007

New Hodgdon Powder Database

Hodgdon reloading powderHodgdon now offers a searchable Reloading Data Center with reloading info for hundreds of cartridges, with loads from all three lines of powders that Hodgdon distributes: Hodgdon, IMR, and Winchester.

With the new online database, you start by selecting a cartridge, such as .308 Winchester (see photo below). You can get all load data for that caliber, or restrict the search results to a particular powder type or bullet weight. Or you can filter by manufacturer–choosing just Hodgdon powder recipes, just IMR, or just Winchester loads. Once you get the hang of it, the database works very well, letting you target your recipe to specific bullets and powders you know will work. While Hodgdon still offers a “book-style” online load manual, listing loads by calibers, the new searchable database makes it easier to dial in a load for a particular bullet type and weight. You get only the load data you need and you don’t have to scan through a long page of load recipes for powders/bullets you don’t use.

Above is the actual output when we searched for “.308 Winchester”, 155 grain bullets, and “all” Hodgdon-label powders. Click HERE for a LARGE PHOTO.

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