Trail Boss powder in stock
Trail Boss powder was designed specifically for low-velocity lead bullets suitable for Cowboy Action shooting. It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles.
TrailBoss powder is based on new technology that allows very-high loading density, good flow through powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most importantly, additional safety to the hand loader.
trailboss powder is Available in 9 oz. and 2 lb. containers.
Hodgdon Powder offers the largest selection of quality smokeless propellants for any reloading application.
Previously an IMR powder now offered in the Hodgdon label, Trail Boss was designed specifically for low-velocity lead bullets suitable for Cowboy Action shooting.
It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles. It is based on a whole new technology that allows very high loading density, good flow through powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most importantly, additional safety to the handloader.
Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
Trail Boss accomplishes this through its unique “donut” shaped kernels, maximizing its volume. This design feature is so effective that Hodgdon can only cram about nine ounces into the same bottle that would normally hold a pound of the company’s other powders.
This ability to completely fill cases is extremely desirable because it helps control ignition by ensuring the same amount of powder is down by the primer each and every time. Most cowboy-action cartridges originate from the black powder days when gunpowder was far less potent than today’s smokeless variety.
trail boss powder for sale
Trail Boss Powder for sale is different from other powders due to its amazing, low bulk density. Few powders come anywhere near the 325 g/L bulk density of Trail Boss. By giving the powder such a “fluffy” measure, it utilizes most of the capacity of almost any case chosen. In normal cartridge loading, full cases generally provide the most uniformity and accuracy. It holds true here. When one loads a full case with this powder, he needs to refrain from any compression. Compression affects the ignition of this powder, causing less uniform velocities and lesser accuracy. We maintain excellent results from 100% loading density, down to 70 % loading density. One can find his load somewhere in that range. In all small arms cartridges, from the Hornet up to the 460 Weatherby magnum, you cannot exceed maximum pressures with 100% load density loadings. No other powder can claim that distinction.
Because of its bulk density and porosity, it lights easily, contributing to uniform velocities and pressures, and of course, excellent accuracy. With Trail Boss, big cartridges become fun to shoot for practice!”
Reduced loads could be beneficial because they allow for:
- Less recoil for young shooters. You can download a rifle for a young shooter to kick less with less muzzle blast. Get a lightweight 308 Winchester hunting rifle, download it, and as your kid grows, change over to full power loads. Maybe it is a better option than the horrific blast associated with muzzle brakes?
- Less mirage than full power loads. For shorter range shooting, you can fire more rounds before you pick up mirage from the barrel. I fired the 50 rounds shot in this post in about 20 minutes with no noticeable barrel mirage- impressive!
- Short range plinking. The reduced loads run cooler. If you are shooting varmints or plinking at closer ranges, the reduced loads will be easier on your gear. trail boss powder for sale
- Practice from alternate positions, especially with lightweight hunting rifles. If you shoot heavy guns and pick up a hunting rifle, you know how much more they beat you up. With reduced recoil loads, a hunter could work on offhand, positional, and field expedient shooting positions at short to moderate ranges with his actual hunting rifle without worrying about developing a flinch.
trail boss powder for sale