The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools
Old April 6, 2008, 09:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: November 9, 2005
Location: Ohio, Appalachia's foothills.
Posts: 3,779
Hodgdon contradicts themselves

I just realized that Hodgdon's website starting H110 loads for 454Casull contraditcs what their book says.

From the Hodgdon Basic Reloading Manual 2007: "H110 loads should not be reduced more than 3%. Reduce H110 loads 3% and work up from there. H110 if reduced too muchwill cause inconsistent ignition. In some cases it will lodge a bullet in the barrel, causing a hazardous situation (barrel obstruction). This may cause severe personal injury or death to users or bystanders."

Now, for one example of a few contradictions on their data site.

I'll use the 240gr bullet, H110 load. The max load is listed at 38.2gr. O.K. 38.2(.97) = 37.054. That rounds to 37.1gr should be the start charge, right?

Wrong. Their start charge is listed at 36gr

Has anyone ever contacted Hodgdon about this? I hate to be such a stickler, but I'm gonna call them tomorrow and see if I can get some answers.
mrawesome22 is offline  
Old April 16, 2008, 02:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: December 4, 2007
Location: Forney, TX
Posts: 725
Good to be a stickler for that stuff.

Maybe they have errata on their site.

I try to hit as many loading data as I can before I start. Websites, books, flyers, forums, etc.

For a lot of load data for H110 and magnum pistol loads, the loads are near 100% full.
When all is said and done, there is a lot more said than done.
ForneyRider is offline  
Old April 16, 2008, 10:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 25, 1999
Location: Too close to Houston
Posts: 4,142
Originally Posted by mrawesome22
Has anyone ever contacted Hodgdon about this? I hate to be such a stickler, but I'm gonna call them tomorrow and see if I can get some answers.
So what did they have to say?
Proud member of the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association. Registered and active voter.
Sport45 is offline  
Old April 17, 2008, 03:39 PM   #4
Join Date: April 15, 2006
Posts: 36
They are refering to the STARTING load data. Not the difference between start and max.
Read their warning again.
45Colt_Man is offline  
Old April 17, 2008, 09:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: September 8, 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 723
I believe Hodgdon is talking about not reducing MAX loads by more than 3%. What did Hodgdon say?
Bullet94 is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05182 seconds with 7 queries