Hodgen Universal

Hodgdon Universal “…handles the broadest spectrum of cartridges”. Sometimes called Universal Clays. It is the “Clays” (cleaner burning) branded version of the classic propellent Unique.

Bottom Line: Good, but I haven’t found a reason to buy it again.

There’s no niche it fills for me. The flipside of being universal is that everything it does another powder does.

Pros:

  • Lots of load data for many different cartridges.

Cons:

  • Lots of unburned powder at light/starting loads.

Density (per Lee dipper chart) 9.1 grains/cc

Redding 3BR Pistol Insert

Grains Thrown ≈ 0.115 × pistol_insert_number + 0.34

Pistol # ≈ (grains – 0.34) / 0.115

Pistol Insert # Grains Thrown 10x Throws (Grains)
20 2.6 26.1
44 5.5 53.6
47 5.6 57.3
48 5.8- 58.2
50 6.1 60.4
55 6.6 66.0
60 7.2 71.1
99 11.7 116.8
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