It’s always exciting to see new reloading products that make things “that much better”. That was my first impression when trying Hodgdon’s CFE-223 and CFE-Pistol powders. These powders have performed great, and I love the fact that copper de-fouling is “built in”. There’s a new crop of powders from IMR that feature copper de-fouling plus extreme temperature stability (great performance over a wide range of temperatures), and “green” (environmentally responsible) production. They are the new “Enduron” line of powders.
In order to understand how these powders fall into the “larger collection”, I’ve outlined them in purple on this burn rate chart from Hodgdon: (click to enlarge, full chart from Hodgdon HERE)
And here’s a view showing the powders, note how similar the appearance is for all of the IMR Enduron powders: (click to enlarge)
I’m thinking these powders will offer an interesting comparison for 6.5 Creedmoor and 243 Winchester for the Ruger Precision Rifle project I’m working on. Look for Enduron features in these and other blog series over the next year! Are you loading and shooting Enduron? Please share your experiences!