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Rifleman Q&A: Military Krag Loads

I recently acquired a U.S. Krag rifle for my collection, and I want to replicate ballistics and performance of the arm—as well as for my .45-70 Trapdoor—using the original government loadings.

Cowboy Action Shooting With Trail Boss Smokeless Powder

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.

Hodgdon Closes GOEX Blackpowder Plant

Effective immediately, Hodgdon announced the closure of the GOEX blackpowder manufacturing facility in Camp Minden, La.

SHOT Show Highlight: Traditions NitroFire Muzzleloader

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.

First Look: Traditions Firearms NitroFire Muzzleloader

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.

Tested: Hodgdon Triple Seven Firestar Pellets

See how Hodgon Triple Seven Firestar blackpowder substitute pellets perform through different rifles, and with different bullets.

Review: 'The Gunpowder People'

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.

Hodgdon: The Inside Story

Best known to handloaders within the firearm industry, Hodgdon Powder Company’s sphere of influence is farther-reaching than one might expect.

Handloading The 7.62x39 mm (M43)

The key to unlocking the 7.62x39 mm’s utmost potential is matching its projectiles to the bore diameter of the rifle in which they will be fired.

Hodgdon Announces New President and CEO

Hodgdon has named Steven M. Kehrwald as its new president and CEO.

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