Friday, May 26, 2023

Hodgdon Announces Hodgdon High Gun


Hodgdon is pleased to announce the release of Hodgdon High Gun, 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 senior ballistician. “We identified this need for 12-gauge powder and moved this powder to the head of the line, along with Hodgdon Perfect Pattern.”

Hodgdon High Gun is a flattened-spherical shotshell powder designed for light-target, handicap and super handicap loads in a 12-gauge shotgun. This powder also closely duplicates Remington Nitro 27 factory loads. High Gun’s geometry results in a powder that meters consistently, has excellent ignition and burns clean enough to throw uniform patterns clay after clay.

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 High Gun is available today on the Reloading Data Center, as well as the burn rate chart and bushing charts have been updated with this powder.