Hodgdon Powders can help you achieve consistency with every trigger pull, whether your interest is hunting, match shooting, or self-defense. Hodgdon, one of the most reputable brands in the ammunition business, has been delivering quality propellants to reloaders in the United States and across the world for decades.
Bruce Hodgdon, a veteran of the Navy who was also an accomplished reloader, was working as a salesperson when he learned that the United States military intended to burn hundreds of barrels of powder that was no longer required after World War II.
Because he wasn’t convinced there would be a commercial market for the excess powder, he took a chance and acquired 50,000 lbs of surplus 4895 powder (using a lien against his life insurance policy). This marked the beginning of B. E. Hodgdon, Incorporated, which would be legally incorporated in 1952. It was stored in a boxcar and delivered mostly using the family car.