Handloaders now have the latest data at their fingertips, with the release of the 2019 Hodgdon Annual Manual, now in its 16th annual edition. The new manual includes date for the hot new .224 Valkyrie and 6.5 PRC cartridges.
Bruce and Amy Hodgdon established the Hodgdon Powder Company in 1947, selling military surplus powder to the discerning shooters of the day. Now under the leadership of sons J.B. and Bob, Hodgdon Powder Company has grown into the largest U.S. supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. You are probably familiar with a number of their products, distributed under the Hodgdon, IMR, Winchester, Pyrodex, Triple Seven and Goex brands.
The new manual contains data for Hodgdon, IMR and Winchester Smokeless Propellants in more than 5,000 loads, with updates for 17 rifle and pistol cartridges. Using this resource, handloaders can now find data for the new .224 Valkyrie and 6.5 PRC cartridges. Along with comprehensive load data, the 2019 Hodgdon Annual Manual offers authoritative articles by leading gun and outdoor industry writers.
“The Annual Manual is our printed yearly update for the ardent handloader,” said Ron Reiber, lead ballistician for Hodgdon. “We believe one of our competitive advantages is providing cutting-edge data on all our propellants. Our customers know they can look to Hodgdon to be first to supply this information on hot, new cartridges and newly-introduced powders.”
Customers can purchase the 2019 Hodgdon Annual Manual on their website or wherever popular magazines are sold.