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I was organizing my reloading supplies and noticed a pound of H4198 powder. I’m not sure why I bought it, but it’s there. What is it good for? The rifle cartridges I load for are 30-30, 35 Remington and 30-06. I don’t hunt, I use my rifles for target shooting at the range.
 

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Ditto, here’s a few cartridges I can think of off the top of my head that your H4198 will work in. I’m sure there’s more.

.204
.223
24 Nosler
.308
30-30
.35 Rem
450 Bushmaster
45-70

Looks like you load for two of them ..........
 

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I use that powder for .45-70 loads with lead or jacketed bullets.
 

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That is the "Premier" powder for the 444 Marlin®.
 

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Not sure how close H4198 is to IMR 4198, but I use the IMR version for the 45-70. Works really well.
 

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Have not tried with other type calibers, but have come to an unscientific conclusion that 4198 powders love 45 rifle bullets in 350g & 405g category. Have had good luck with H322 also, in 4570 levergun.
 

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I used the IMR4198 in my 7.62x39mm reloads since the late 80's. My go to x39mm powder. It gave one hole accuracy. A few years back I tried a pound of the Hodgdon on a whim. Smaller sticks so it meters easier. Higher velocities with lower pressure and just as accurate. Nothing not to like.

I used up the remainder of my IMR4198 and have not looked back.
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Cool. Thanks for the info. I'll have to try H4198 soon.
 

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Works good in 25-45 sharps too.
 

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Ditto, here’s a few cartridges I can think of off the top of my head that your H4198 will work in. I’m sure there’s more.

.204
.223
24 Nosler
.308
30-30
.35 Rem
450 Bushmaster
45-70

Looks like you load for two of them ..........
Might add the 30-40 krag to that list
 

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I've found my most accurate loads in the .223 Remington to be with IMR4198 at 100 yards 5 shot one hole groups were not unusual.
 

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Not sure how close H4198 is to IMR 4198, but I use the IMR version for the 45-70. Works really well.
H4198 and IMR4198 are similar, in a way, but not the same. Load data shows them at the same grains, but they act differently under some conditions.

H4198 is good for cast bullet loads as it gives moderate velocity with good pressure. It is also a match for the 444 Marlin and 45-70, IOW, the burn rate and expansion ratio of the bore are in harmony, so to speak. It can be used in bunch of different cartridges, but in most it will not yield your maximum velocity.

I group H4198 with SR4759, Reloader 7, and Accurate 5744, if one is giving you a bit of grief, try one of the other ones.

IMR 4198 can sometimes get a bit funky at or just below listed starting charge weights. Oft times a mag primer will help.

H4198 is a fast powder, just a bit slower than 4227 but faster than IMR3031.

From it's color, I'm guessing its an ADI powder. The makers of Varget and Benchmark.
 

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Dang. Y’all seem to be hinting around that I “need” a 45-70 rifle. :)
Was going to do that as well but ended up building a 450 bushmaster instead, happy with it. However would still like a 45-70 Springfield Trapdoor carbine with a 22" barrel, love the simplicity and history.:thumbsup:
 
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