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Reloading Podcast 477 – Powder Choices

Hello, and welcome to the Reloading Podcast here on the Firearms Radio Network. Sponsored by Patriot Patch Co and Camorado.

Tonight the gang is talking about powder.

  • Flake
  • Extruder
  • ball

Sure, glad to help with a few powder trivia questions.

  1. What was the first powder introduced by Hodgdon in 1947? (H4895)
  2. What is the name for a “stick powder?” (Extruded)
  3. Can you name the main ingredient in smokeless powder? (Nitrocellulose)
  4. What was the first Hodgdon propellant that was “temperature insensitive?” (Varget)
  5. When was the first smokeless powder invented and first used commercially? (1884 and 1888)
  6. What was the first powder that Hodgdon introduced that incorporated “copper fouling eraser” technology? (CFE223)
  7. Jack O’Conner’s favorite powder used in his .270 Winchester? (H4831)
  8. What is a “double based” smokeless powder? (Ball type-nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin)
  9. What Hodgdon powder was the first designed for the .45 Colt, Cowboy Action and low velocity loads? (TrailBoss)
  10. What is the world’s most successful black-powder substitute and when was it introduced? (Pyrodex and 1976)

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