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albie431
08-17-2015, 06:29 PM
Hello fellow shooters I have a question on powder.I picked up a pound of H-4198 and after inspection found that it was made in Scotland can anyone enlighten me as to whether this is close to the new stuff from Australia and does it have the same burn rate. Any info on this powder would be greatly appreciated :confused:

Dusty Stevens
08-17-2015, 06:38 PM
All jugs have differing burn rates therefore all loads should start low and work up. When that runs out do it all over again

GerryM
08-17-2015, 07:22 PM
That sounds like the old powder that was made there It may be hotter maybe not.
I remember the H322 that was made there and it was hot and clean burning.
hope this helps

Lee Martin
08-18-2015, 10:46 AM
I'm not familiar with Scottish 4198 but we used to shoot their 322. Damn good stuff but all that changed when the plant burned in the early 1990's. Unless I'm mistaken, your H4198 is 20+ years old (not saying it's bad, just letting you know when I think it was made).

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

Butch Lambert
08-18-2015, 11:31 PM
I've got most of an 8# jug left of the Scottish H4198. My 30BR likes it. I may still have a pound or two of the Scottish 322. Very good stuff.

HFV
08-19-2015, 01:02 AM
I've got most of an 8# jug left of the Scottish H4198. My 30BR likes it. I may still have a pound or two of the Scottish 322. Very good stuff.

Butch,,, gimme that H-322,, you know I need it more than you. Be waiting , besides I have Scottish family tree.

JerrySharrett
08-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Hello fellow shooters I have a question on powder.I picked up a pound of H-4198 and after inspection found that it was made in Scotland can anyone enlighten me as to whether this is close to the new stuff from Australia and does it have the same burn rate. Any info on this powder would be greatly appreciated :confused:

Didn't that powder plant blow up years go??

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albie431
08-19-2015, 05:37 PM
how does the Scottish powder compare as far as weight to the new stuff 34gr = 34gr or is the old powder hotter there by using less powder

Lee Martin
08-19-2015, 05:46 PM
Didn't that powder plant blow up years go??

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Yep. They first had a fire in the 1990's that caused Hodgdon to go elsewhere. Then in 2007 the plant exploded and that was it. For the record the factory was run by ICI Ardeer.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

HFV
08-20-2015, 12:57 PM
how does the Scottish powder compare as far as weight to the new stuff 34gr = 34gr or is the old powder hotter there by using less powder

Don't know about hotter,, but I say better...When I first tried the Austr h322,, I would get tite bolt w/same setting on Culver... Never did like the new stuff except in .223