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Old 09-05-2021, 01:02 PM
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These days we use what we have, but I haven't bought any IMR4895 or other IMR powders in years. There's nothing wrong with them, but H4895 like other Hodgdon Extreme powders is pretty resistant to temperature fluctuations. Also, as already mentioned, charge weights can be safely reduced a considerable amount. This doesn't mean much for many handloaders, but for cast bullet shooters, it's a big advantage.

Many like Hodgdon's Varget and it's an excellent powder for many uses. The burn rate is very close to H4895. However, after using a lot of both Varget and H4895 for years in a number of rifle cartridges, I've found overall from an accuracy perspective, H4895 frequently has a slight edge on Varget. From a velocity standpoint, Varget is often a little better.
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