Friday, May 26, 2023

Hodgdon Announces Hodgdon Perfect Pattern

Hodgdon is pleased to announce the release of Hodgdon Perfect Pattern, a shotshell powder designed for loading 12-gauge shells.

“We know consumers are looking for shotshell powders and fast-tracked the release of two new powders for 2023.” says Justin Schrader, Hodgdon ballistician. “We identified this need for 12-gauge powder and moved Hodgdon High Gun to the head of the line, along with Hodgdon High Gun.”

Hodgdon Perfect Pattern is a fast-burning, flattened-spherical shotshell powder designed for light and extra-light field and target loads for the 12-gauge shotgun. Its geometry and density results in excellent ignition, clean burning, superb metering and low charge weights that deliver consistent patterns with mild report and low recoil.

This new Hodgdon shotshell powder is available immediately at retailers selling reloading products. The powder is available in 1-pound and 8-pound canisters.

Learn more about the product on the Hodgdon website at or search for Hodgdon High Gun load data on the Reloading Data Center at Load data for Perfect Pattern is available today on the Reloading Data Center, as well as the burn rate chart and bushing charts have been updated with this powder.

About Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc.

Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, sons J.B. and Bob grew Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®, IMR®, Ramshot®, Acccurate®, Winchester®, Pyrodex®, Triple Seven® and Blackhorn 209® brands.

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