Varget Powder Overview
Powders from Hodgdon(Varget Powder ) offers the largest selection of quality smokeless propellants for any reloading application. Also the first of Hodgdon’s revolutionary Extreme Extruded Powders, VARGET(Varget 8 Pound ) features small extruded grains for uniform metering. Insensitivity to hot/cold temperatures.
Higher energy for improved velocities over other powders in its burning speed class. Outstanding performance and also velocity can be obtain in such popular cartridges as the 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, 308 Winchester, 30-06, 375 H&H and many more.
Warning About Varget Powder For Sale:
- Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
- Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
- Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
FAQ On Varget Powder
- What is Varget powder best for
Varget is the perfect powder for shooting the 223 Remington with heavy bullets in competitive matches. Outstanding performance and velocity can be obtained in such popular cartridges as the 22-250 Remington, 308 Winchester, 30-06, 375 H&H and many more.
- What is the equivalent of Varget powder
Nearest Alternative to Varget Is Ramshot TAC
TAC is a double-base spherical propellant that sets the standard for extreme accuracy and reliability with heavy bullets in the 223 Remington and Match applications in 308 Winchester.
- Is Varget a fast or slow burning powder
The powder ignites quickly and burns clean, translating into superb accuracy, higher scores and more clean, one-shot kills.
- Is IMR 4166 the same as Varget
IMR 4166 appeared to be as temperature insensitive or more insensitive than Varget in the temperature range between 77 and 99°F. IMR 4046 appeared to be as temperature insensitive or more temperature insensitive than Varget in the range from 34 to 77°F.
- Where is Hodgdon Varget powder made
The ultra-popular H4198, H4895, Varget, H4350, and H4831 family of powders are produced by ADI in Australia**. So Hodgdon can’t ship more Varget or H4350 in the USA unless Hodgdon can get more from Australia. In the Powder Update reprinted below, Hodgdon answers many key questions, and debunks some misconceptions.
- Can you use Varget powder for 6.5 Creedmoor
Varget is a great powder, in many ways it is the 308 Winchester of the powder world. It works great in the 223 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Winchester.
- When did Varget powder come out
This attribute began in 1995 with the advent of Varget, which Reiber reports is No. 1 in powder sales.
FAQ On Hodgdon Powder
- Why is there a shortage of Hodgdon powder
Additionally, military contracts began specifying Hodgdon powders in the last few years for military ammunition, impacting our supply. With expanded government regulation, shipping explosive and energetic materials has become more challenging, which also impacts available supply.
- Does Hodgdon make their own powder
Thanks Hodgdon! Hodgdon is, and has always been, just a middle man. They acquire powder from manufactures, put their owned labels (Hodgdon, IMR, Winchester, and now Accurate) on them, and sell them. They do not make any smokeless powder and do not own or operate any smokeless powder manufacturer.
- Is Hodgdon still in business
Today, Hodgdon smokeless propellants are developed and manufactured to meet the needs of every reloader. The powder that started Bruce Hodgdon’s business, H4895, is still produced and sold along with world-class powders available for just about any Rifle, Handgun, and Shotshell load.
- Who owns Hodgdon powder
J.B. and Bob Hodgdon
The company is now in the hands of J.B. and Bob Hodgdon, the two grade school boys back in the late 1940’s, who worked hand in hand with their father to establish and grow this company. Today, Hodgdon smokeless propellants are developed and manufactured to meet the needs of every reloader.
- Is Hodgdon and IMR the same
In 2003, Hodgdon Powder Company acquired the IMR brand bringing these prestigious powders under the umbrella that also includes Hodgdon, Winchester, Accurate, Ramshot, and more. Any gunpowder required by handloaders can be sourced through these brands.
FAQ On Smokeless Powder
- What chemicals are in smokeless powder
Every Smokeless powder consists of nitrocellulose, frequently combined with up to 50 percent nitroglycerin (double-base powders), and sometimes nitroglycerin and nitroguanidine (triple-base), corned into small spherical balls or extruded into cylinders or flakes using solvents such as ether.
- Is smokeless powder really smokeless
Smokeless powders are not truly smokeless but, in comparison to black powder, the “smoke” products produced when smokeless powders are used in ammunition are much cleaner. Smokeless powders are generally grouped in three broad categories, based on their chemical compositions: single-base, double-base, and triple-base.
- Why was smokeless powder invented
The Smokeless powder, as the name implies, had the military advantage of not generating a cloud of smoke when fired. Blackpowder smoke would reveal a shooter’s position visually and, after a few rounds, develop a haze that could begin to obscure his vision.
- Is smokeless powder more powerful than black powder
First, smokeless powder is about three times as powerful as black powder, which extends its range and allows for small caliber ammo. As a result, a soldier can carry more rounds and does not need to worry much about smoke giving his position away.
- Is smokeless powder low or high explosive
Nitrocellulose is another common low explosive. It is a product of the nitration of cotton, is generally referred to as smokeless powder, though it is neither smokeless nor a powder. Developed in 1838 by Pelouze, the early use of gun cotton, as it was first called, was marked by disaster.
- Does water ruin smokeless powder
Although burn rate is affected by even fractions of a percent of water, smokeless powder doesn’t become non-explosive until a lot of water is added. Under transport safety regulations, NC based explosives change from “1.3 explosive” to “4.1 flammable solid” at 25% or greater moisture.
FAQ On Gun Powder
- What is gun powder used for
Gunpowder is used in fireworks, fireworks-making apparatus, weaponry, certain types of ammunition, and many other industries to produce fertilizers, dyes, and pigments. It is also used in mining and processes such as cement production and iron smelting.
- What are the two types of gunpowder
There are four different types of gunpowder: black powder, brown gunpowder, white powder (also known as smokeless gunpowder), and gunpowder flash. Most modern guns use white gunpowder, which can have a single or double base.
- What was gun powder in ancient times
Gunpowder is the first explosive to have been developed. Popularly listed as one of the “Four Great Inventions” of China, it was invented during the late Tang dynasty (9th century) while the earliest recorded chemical formula for gunpowder dates to the Song dynasty (11th century).
- Why is it called gun powder
The name Gunpowder was given in the 19th century when a British clerk noticed that the tightly rolled tea leaves resembled pelleted gunpowder for cannons. This helped to preserve freshness and made it a very compact package for transportation. Gunpowder tea is a very common tea in China since 7th century.
- What is more powerful than gunpowder
As a result, it is stored in large quantities in ports, airports and warehouses around the world. However, ammonium nitrate also has the power to devastate, being four times more powerful than gun powder and with an explosion efficiency of approximately 40% that of TNT .
- Do guns still have gun powder
With time, gunpowder gradually replaced black powder. Today, most modern firearms use smokeless powder. The controlled burn rate of smokeless powder, as well as the reduced fouling, has made it the most extensively utilized type of gun powder. Hodgdon varget smokeless, stock purchased, clean burns.