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.
- Lots of load data for many different cartridges.
- Good for heavy / “light magnum” loads in pistol calibers.
- 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)|