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Press Releases

PR Contact: Chris Hodgdon
6430 Vista Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218
Phone: (913) 745-0778
Fax: (913) 362-1307

Press Release

November 8, 2016

Hodgdon® releases CFE BLK

Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True®, is excited to announce the release of CFE BLK™, a new Spherical powder specifically formulated for the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge. CFE BLK joins the Hodgdon CFE™ family of CFE 223™ and CFE Pistol™.

This new powder provides full function of AR-type rifles throughout the range of bullet weights, and is perfect for those subsonic reduced loads. In addition to being the perfect solution for the .300 Blackout, it performs beautifully in many smaller capacity cartridges, in particular, varmint cartridges such as the .17 Hornet, .17 Ackley Hornet, .218 Bee, .221 Fireball and many more. It also yields top performance in the 6.8 Remington SPC and the 7.62X39 MM Russian cartridge. This fine powder meters like a dream and leaves no copper residue, extending accuracy for longer shooting periods, and making clean-up quick and easy. It is truly a remarkable new propellant!

This new powder will be available in January 2017 in one-pound (1lb) and eight-pound (8lb) containers at quality reloading powder dealers.

Complete load data for this versatile and useful propellant will be accessible December 2016 on the Hodgdon Reloading Data Center at

About Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc.
Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons Bob and JB have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®, IMR®, Winchester®, Goex® and VihtaVuori® brands.

Learn more about the brands at these websites - and connect with the Hodgdon brand on Facebook or YouTube.

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Media Release
Contact: Chris Hodgdon
Hodgdon Powder Company
Phone: 913-362-9455 ext 120
Fax: 913-362-6455


For Immediate Release

Hodgdon Gunpowder Factory Workers Swarm NRA Show

Hodgdon Powder Company, under the tutelage of owners J.B. and Bob Hodgdon, chartered a bus for the employees of the Gunpowder factory to come with their families to the NRA show held April 13-15 2012 in St. Louis. Over 50 employees and family members made the trip, each wearing a commemorative T-Shirt celebrating the visit.

“Hodgdon Powder Company employees are passionate about gunpowder because shooting is their hobby also” said Rick Basore, Production Manager at the Hodgdon factory. “You can be assured when you buy Hodgdon Gunpowder that it will perform because the employees at the factory expect the same every weekend when they are out shooting”.

For more about Hodgdon visit or call 913-362-9455.


For your powder choice its Hodgdon, the Brand that’s True.