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Hodgdon Varget Smokeless Rifle Powder (1 lb or 8 lbs)
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From what I understand, Hodgden varget powders have been specified for certain military cartridges, which is sucking up production resources, making some of the more popular powders, like Varget, H4350, Retumbo, and H1000 harder to find, so more people are buying Alliant, IMR, and anything else they can grab, making several of the Reloder line (especially Reloder 26), and many of the staples from the traditional IMR line difficult to find.
Hodgdon doesn’t make a single once of smokeless powder, and never has; they are a surplus reseller.
“IMR” or “Alliant” also make nothing, they are brand names for labeling.
What has been said above, plus record gun sales the last couple months. Many people who never dreamed they would own a gun or believed anyone else should own one panicked due to the civil unrest and waited in line to buy a firearm. These same “Woke” people can’t be counted to change their vote come election day because they will have forgotten all about why they bought a firearm in the first place and vote for the same politicians that are ignoring the second amendment.
They make the smokeless powder you have used, under one “brand name” or another. They only build powder for defense contacts, and policing contracts.
So anything they made was with the “military” in mind, not some of it.
Hodgdon buys surplus from one of the auction houses, or puts their name on the list for some new powder when a mill is doing a run. But Hodgdon didn’t invent, create, work closely with, discover, or otherwise tell more than about 2% of the truth in any of the stories they have posted over the years, about what a powder was used for or where it came from.
They buy by the burning rate, not a singular thing. Hodgdon was filling an order for “IMR4064” but ran short of that specific General Dynamics powder, so they bought a different powder with a similar burning rate from Rhinemetal, and filled the bottles.
That is how the waste market gets supplied, regardless of what “the brand that’s true” tells a prepper blog writer.