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Hodgdon hs-5 Powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by timb99, Dec 31, 2008.

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  1. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Squibb,

    I recommend you call Hodgdon directly and ask them.

    Better to get advice you can trust than getting advice from "who knows whom" on an internet forum.

    Tim
  2. BRGII

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    HS-5 same powder as W 540 produced by Winchester. It isn't a trap load powder but more for 1 1/4 oz. hunting loads. I have loads for it, and if you will PM me with what you are interested in loading I will look it up. BRGII
  3. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    hmb, Ya might want to check your facts on that. W/W 571 is the one that is the same as HS6 and HS5 is identical to WW 540.
  4. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Like I said:

    Call Hodgdon directly and ask them.

    Better to get advice you can trust than getting advice from "who knows whom" on an internet forum.
  5. BRAVO55

    BRAVO55 TS Member

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    Not sure about HS-5.
    I am positive that HS-6 is W540 and HS-7 is W571.

    540/HS-6 is a great 12ga. pheasant load with 1 1/4oz of shot at 1330fps.
    571/HS-7 is a little slower and I use it/them for 1 3/8 or 1 1/2 oz. 2 3/4" 12 ga. loads for pheasants or turkeys.

    Good luck with the HS-5. Please let us know what Hodgdon says.

    Happy New Year to all!!!

    Bravo55
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    HMB and Bravo 55 are correct.

    Lyman 2nd edition states HS-6 is equal to 540, and HS-5 is faster.

    Printed word wins.

    HM
  7. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    H S - 6 equals 540. Jeff
  8. Jawhawker

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    HS5 is similar as the long defunct AL5.

    HS6 is similar to 540.

    HS7 is similar to 571.
  9. claybrdr

    claybrdr Active Member

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    HS-6 is the same as W540. This is why you don't ask someone on the internet!
  10. Old Texas Marine

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    When WW discontinued 540 I called Hodgdon to ask what would be a good powder to substitute for my one-ounce 20 ga. hunting loads as I used 540 and was very happy with the load. I was told that HS-6 and 540 was identical and that Hodgdon was not discontinuing HS-6.

    Rev, as far as your original question about HS-5, do what was suggested and what I did, call Hodgdon. You'll sleep better knowing the facts.

    Old Texas Marine
  11. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    I agree

    HS5 = 473

    HS6 = 540

    HS7 = 571
    but don't trust anyone here to much conflicting info get in touch with Hogdon they will point you in the right direction


    pumpgunner
  12. cf4952

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    From Hodgdon's Web site


    HS-6™ HS-6 is a fine spherical propellant that has wide application in pistol and shotshell. In pistol, 9mm, 38 Super, 40 S&W and 10mm Auto are some of the cartridges where HS-6 provides top performance. In shotshell HS-6 yields excellent heavy field loadings in 10 ga., 12 ga., 20 ga., and even the efficient and effective 28 ga. HS-6 is truly an outstanding spherical propellant. HS-6 is identical to Winchester's discontinued 540. Available in 1 lb. & 8 lb. containers.
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    <a href="http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d26/mobuzz/?action=view&current=HodgdonHS5Data001_1000x635.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Hodgdon's Reloading Manual #21

    Buz
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