This feature article, “From The Loading Bench: IMR Trail Boss Smokeless Powder,” appeared originally in the July 2005 issue of American Rifleman. Trail Boss gunpowder is currently a Hodgdon Powder Company brand.
After centuries of existence, it doesn't seem like there's much room for innovation in the muzzleloader world. However, Traditions and Federal Premium did it in 2020 with the all-new NitroFire.
The result of a collaborative effort between Federal Premium, Hodgdon Powder Company and Traditions Firearms, is a new .50-cal. muzzleloader with a unique priming system.
Certain books should be in the library of any serious sportsman; immediate to mind are titles such as Weatherby: The Man. The Gun. The Legend. and John Nosler Going Ballistic: The Life And Adventures Of John Nosler. To these must be added The Gunpowder People by James W. Bequette.