Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Powder question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Herk30, Sep 20, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Herk30

    Herk30 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
    I was all excited to see a bottle of Hodgdon Lil Gun powder on the shelf at Gander Mountain so snagged it up along with a few other things and hurried home. Upon unpacking my new goodies I noticed the bottle of powder says Hodgdon Lil Gun shotgun powder??:mad:

    Is there a Lil Gun Pistol powder or are they the same thing? If there is a difference, what do I do with a pound of shotgun powder? I don't know anyone who reloads shotshells and I'm not looking to start. I obviously have enough problems:eek:
     
  2. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,325
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Hodgdon Lil Gun was designed as a shotgun powder for the 410 bore, and like many other powders, it's versatile enough to be used in several other applications. H110/W296 is another example, useful in 410 shotshells, and excellent in magnum pistol loads.
    There is only one type of Hodgdon Lil Gun.



    NCsmitty
     
  3. squarles67

    squarles67 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    448
    Location:
    Orange, Texas
    ^^What he said^^^^

    You're good to go.
     
  4. Herk30

    Herk30 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
    sweet thanks fellas
     
  5. GCBurner

    GCBurner Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,853
    Lots of shotgun powders are useful for handgun loads, too, like Red Dot, Blue Dot, Green Dot, Clays, Universal Clays, and International Clays. I use a lot of Red Dot for small pistol loads for the .32 ACP, .380 ACP, and 9mm Luger.
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,697
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    Don't forget Unique, it's also a shotgun powder...
     
  7. Hondo 60
    • Contributing Member

    Hondo 60 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5,384
    Location:
    Manitowoc, WI
    Alliant's 2400 is also a .410 shotgun & handgun powder
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page