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Whether your interest is hunting, match shooting, or self-defense, Hodgdon powders will help you get consistency with every trigger pull. One of the most respected names in the ammo industry, Hodgdon has been supplying reloaders in the U.S. and across the globe with premium propellants for generations. 
Navy veteran and experienced reloader Bruce Hodgdon was working as a salesman when he heard that the U.S. military planned to destroy thousands of barrels of unneeded powder after WWII. Though he wasn’t sure there would be a commercial market for the surplus powder, he took a risk and purchased (with a loan against his life insurance policy) 50,000 lbs of surplus 4895 powder. Stored in a boxcar and primarily distributed with the family car, this marked the beginning of B. E. Hodgdon, Incorporated, which would be formally founded in 1952.
Hodgdon acquired IMR Powder Company in 2003 and GOEX Powder in 2009. Together the Hodgdon family of product lines makes Hodgdon Black Powder one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of gunpowder (smokeless powders; black powder and black powder substitutes) in the world.
Hodgon  50BMG Reloading Powder
Hodgon 50BMG

Manufacturer number: 50BMG

As the name implies, this new generation Extreme extruded rifle propellant is a clean-burning powder designed expressly for the 50 caliber BMG cartridge. Because it shares the same technology as VARGET, H50BMG displays a high degree of thermal stability in temperature extremes. Tests have conclusively proven that H50BMG yields very low extreme spreads in velocity and pressure. All this translates into small groups at extended ranges!
Hodgon  Benchmark Reloading Powder
Hodgon Benchmark

Manufacturer number: Benchmark

As the name implies, this Extreme Extruded propellant was developed for precision cartridges. As such, it is ideally suited for benchrest and small varmint cartridges like the 6mm PPC, 22 PPC, 6mm BR, 223 Rem. and 222 Rem. Additionally, it performs superbly in the 204 Ruger and with light match bullets in 308 Winchester. With small, easy metering granules, competitive-shooting reloaders will love how it flows through progressive presses.
Hodgon  BL-C2 Reloading Powder
Hodgon BL-C2

Manufacturer number: BL-C2

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester. When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success. BL-C(2) works extremely well in the 204 Ruger, 223 Remington, 17 Remington, 22 PPC and many more.
Hodgon  CFE BLK Reloading Powder
Hodgon CFE BLK

Manufacturer number: CFE BLK

This spherical propellant is designed expressly for the 300 Remington AAC Blackout cartridge and meters very accurately. CFE BLK contains Hodgon's Copper Fouling Eraser ingredient, originally used in military propellant, which greatly deters copper fouling and contributes to longer periods of top accuracy with less barrel cleaning time. It provides full function in modern sporting rifles throughout a range of bullet weights and is perfect for subsonic loads. In addition to being outstanding in the 300 Blackout, it performs well in many smaller capacity cartridges such as the 17 Hornet, 17 Ackley Hornet, 218 Bee, 221 Fireball and many more. It also yields top performance in the 6.8 Remington SPC and the 7.62X39 mm Russian cartridge.
Hodgon  CFE223 Reloading Powder
Hodgon CFE223

Manufacturer number: CFE223

This spherical propellant yields top velocities in many cartridges such as the 204 Ruger, 223 Remington/5.56mm NATO, 22-250 Remington and the 308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO, plus many, many more. CFE 223 contains Hodgon's Copper Fouling Eraser ingredient, originally used in military propellant, which greatly deters copper fouling and contributes to longer periods of top accuracy with less barrel cleaning time. Being a spherical powder, metering is superbly accurate.
Hodgon  Clays Reloading Powder
Hodgon Clays

Manufacturer number: Clays

Since 1992, Clays gunpowder has been 'taking the clay target world by storm.' It is the cleanest-burning, most consistent 12 gauge 7/8-, 1- and 1-1/8-oz. powder available today and the preferred choice of competitive target shooters. Clays' burning characteristics produce soft, smooth recoil and excellent patterns. These features transfer directly to handgun applications where target shooting is the main goal. 45 ACP and 38 Special are only two of the cartridges where CLAYS provides 'tack driving' target accuracy with flawless functioning.
Hodgon  H1000 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H1000

Manufacturer number: H1000

This extruded powder is a member of Hodgon's Extreme series of powder with slow-burning characteristics, perfect for highly-overbored magnums like the 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm STW and the 30-378 Weatherby. In addition, with heavy bullets, H1000 gives top velocity and performance in such cartridges as the 6mm-284, 257 Weatherby, 270 Winchester, and 300 Winchester Magnum. In a short period of time this powder has achieved considerable popularity among long-range match shooters.
Hodgon  H110 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H110

Manufacturer number: H110

H110 is the spherical powder that screams 'no wimps, please!', delivering top velocities with great accuracy in 44 Magnum, 454 Casull, 475 Linebaugh and the 460 and 500 S&W magnums. Silhouette shooters claim it is the most accurate 44 powder they have ever used. In addition, H110 is 'the' choice for 410-bore shotgun, especially among top competitive skeet and sporting clays shooters. It handles all 2-1/2-inch, 1/2-oz. loads, as well as all 11/16-oz. loads for the 3-inch version.
Hodgon  H322 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H322

Manufacturer number: H322

This Extreme series powder has likely won more benchrest matches than all other propellants combined. H322 provides match-grade accuracy in small- and medium-capacity cartridges like the 223 Remington, 6mm PPC and the 7mm TCU. As a fine extruded powder, it flows through powder measures with superb accuracy.
Hodgon  H335 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H335

Manufacturer number: H335

This spherical powder originated as a military powder and is perfect for the 5.56 NATO/223 Remington. Multiple applications can be found in the 222 Remington and other varmint cartridges. Prairie dog shooters will find this a favorite, as J.B. Hodgdon has for years!
Hodgon  H380 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H380

Manufacturer number: H380

This was an unnamed spherical rifle propellant when Bruce 'B.E.' Hodgdon first used it. When a 38.0 grain charge behind a 52 grain bullet gave one hole groups from his 22-caliber wildcat (now called the 22-250), he appropriately named the powder H380. H380 is also a superb performer in the 220 Swift, 243, 257 Roberts and other fine varmint cartridges.
Hodgon  H414 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H414

Manufacturer number: H414

This spherical powder has a wide range of uses, from 22-250 Remington to 375 H&H. It is simply ideal in the 30/06. As with all of Hodgon's spherical powders, it delivers incredibly consistent charge weights through nearly any type of powder measure. H414 yields similar results to H4350 in most cartridges, although charge weights will vary. This powder was discontinued in 2020.
Hodgon  H4198 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H4198

Manufacturer number: H4198

This Extreme series extruded propellant has gone through some changes since its inception while maintaining the identical burning speed of the past. The kernels were shortened to improve metering and necessary elements were added to make it insensitive to hot or cold temperatures. H4198 is outstanding in cartridges like the 222 Remington, 444 Marlin and the 7.62 X 39.
Hodgon  H4350 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H4350

Manufacturer number: H4350

H4350 is an extruded propellant in Hodgon's Extreme series that has been one of Hodgon's most popular powders with shooters for decades. During that time, Hodgdon has modernized H4350 by shortening the grains for improved metering and making it insensitive to hot and cold temperatures. H4350 is ideal in the WSM family of calibers (270, 7mm, 30, 325) and is also the standard in such cartridges as the 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 270 Winchester, 338 Winchester Magnum and many more. For magnums with light- to moderate-weight bullets, it can't be beat!
Hodgon  H4831 Reloading Powder
Hodgon H4831

Manufacturer number: H4831

H4831 is an extruded powder in Hodgon's Extreme series and it is probably safe to say more big-game animals have been taken by handloaders with H4831 than any other powder. Bruce 'B.E.' Hodgdon was the first supplier to introduce this popular propellant in 1950 and, since that time, it has become a favorite for cartridges like the 270 Winchester, 25-06 Remington, 280 Remington and 300 Winchester Magnum. As an Extreme Extruded propellant, it shares the fine quality of insensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, as well as superb uniformity from lot to lot.
Hodgon  H4831 SC Reloading Powder
Hodgon H4831 SC

Manufacturer number: H4831 SC

H4831SC is an Extreme extruded powder and the exact ballistic copy of H4831. Physically, it has a shorter grain size which earned it the 'SC' designation for 'short cut.' The shorter, more compact kernels allow the powder to flow through the powder measures more smoothly, helping to alleviate the constant cutting of granules. With the smoother flow characteristics comes more uniform charge weights, while the individual grains orient more compactly, creating better loading density. As an Extreme Extruded propellant, it shares the fine quality of insensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, as well as superb uniformity from lot to lot. It is a favorite for cartridges like the 270 Winchester, 25-06 Remington, 280 Remington and 300 Winchester Magnum.
Hodgon  HP38 Reloading Powder
Hodgon HP38

Manufacturer number: HP38

HP38 is a spherical powder that is great for low velocity and mid-range target loads in the .38 Special, .44 Special, and 45 ACP. This high energy powder provides economy in loading.
Hodgon  HS-6 Reloading Powder
Hodgon HS-6

Manufacturer number: HS-6

HS-6 is a fine spherical propellant that has wide application in pistol and shotshell. In pistol, 9mm, 38 Super, 40 S&W and 10mm Auto are some of the cartridges where HS-6 provides top performance. In shotshell, HS-6 yields excellent heavy field loadings in 28-, 20-, 12- and 10-gauge. HS-6 is truly an outstanding spherical propellant and identical to Winchester's discontinued 540.
Hodgon  Hybrid 100V Reloading Powder
Hodgon Hybrid 100V

Manufacturer number: Hybrid 100V

Hybrid 100V is the result of combining the technologies of spherical powders and extruded propellants. The chemistry of a spherical powder is combined with the geometry of an extruded propellant, creating a smooth-metering, super-short granule, extruded, shaped propellant with high energy. HYBRID 100V has a burn speed between H4350 and H4831, yielding superb performance in such popular calibers as 270 Winchester, 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, 300 Winchester Magnum and dozens more.
Hodgon  Longshot Reloading Powder
Hodgon Longshot

Manufacturer number: Longshot

This spherical powder is a versatile shotshell propellant for heavy field loads, providing true magnum velocities with superb patterns. Great loads in 28-, 20-, 16- and 12-gauge are shown in Hodgdon's Reloading Data Center. In addition, LONGSHOT is the best choice for those competitors shooting games such as 'Buddy', 'Annie Oakley' and more. LONGSHOT is the high velocity pistol choice in 38 Super, 40 S&W, and 357 SIG at lower-than-usual operating pressures.
Hodgon LVR

Manufacturer number: LVR

Hodgdon Powder Company and Hornady have teamed together to answer the reloading question, 'Can I buy the powder used in Hornady LEVERevolution factory ammunition?' This is the same spherical propellant used in Hornady's innovative and award-winning, high-performance factory ammunition. This fabulous propellant meters flawlessly and makes lever action cartridges like the 30-30 Winchester yield velocities in excess of 100 fps over any published handloads, with even greater gains over factory ammunition. Other cartridges include the 35 Remington, 308 Marlin Express, 338 Marlin Express and the 25-35 Winchester. The list of cartridges and bullets is limited with this highly specialized powder, but where it works, it really works!
Hodgon  Retumbo Reloading Powder
Hodgon Retumbo

Manufacturer number: Retumbo

This magnum, extruded powder was designed expressly for the really large overbored cartridges such as the 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 300 Remington Ultra Magnum, 30-378 Weatherby Magnum, etc. Retumbo adds 40-100 fps more velocity to these cartridges when compared to other normal magnum powders. In addition, it is an Extreme Powder, making it perfect for big game hunting under all types of conditions.
Hodgon  TiteGroup Reloading Powder
Hodgon TiteGroup

Manufacturer number: TiteGroup

As the name implies, this spherical propellant was designed for accuracy. Titegroup's unique design provides flawless ignition with all types of primers, including lead-free versions. Unlike pistol powders of the past, powder position in large cases (45 Colt, 357 Magnum and others) has virtually no effect on velocity and performance. Cowboy Action, Bullseye and Combat Shooters should love this one! Titegroup has it all - low charge weight, burns clean, mild muzzle report and superb, uniform ballistics.
Hodgon  Universal Reloading Powder
Hodgon Universal

Manufacturer number: Universal

Universal gunpowder handles the broadest spectrum of cartridges for both pistol and shotgun. This is the Clays gunpowder technology designed for 28 gauge shooters. From the 25 ACP to the 44 magnum and 28-gauge to 12-gauge, UNIVERSAL gunpowder provides outstanding performance. As with all Clays gunpowder series, these powders burn clean and uniformly when fired.