Trail Boss powder in stock
Trail Boss powder was designed specifically for low-velocity lead bullets suitable for Cowboy Action shooting. It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles.
TrailBoss powder is based on new technology that allows very-high loading density, good flow through powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most importantly, additional safety to the hand loader.
trailboss powder is Available in 9 oz. and 2 lb. containers.
Hodgdon Powder offers the largest selection of quality smokeless propellants for any reloading application.
Previously an IMR powder now offered in the Hodgdon label, Trail Boss was designed specifically for low-velocity lead bullets suitable for Cowboy Action shooting.
It is primarily a pistol powder but has some application in rifles. It is based on a whole new technology that allows very high loading density, good flow through powder measures, stability in severe temperature variation, and, most importantly, additional safety to the handloader.
Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
Trail Boss accomplishes this through its unique “donut” shaped kernels, maximizing its volume. This design feature is so effective that Hodgdon can only cram about nine ounces into the same bottle that would normally hold a pound of the company’s other powders.
This ability to completely fill cases is extremely desirable because it helps control ignition by ensuring the same amount of powder is down by the primer each and every time. Most cowboy-action cartridges originate from the black powder days when gunpowder was far less potent than today’s smokeless variety.
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Trail Boss Powder for sale is different from other powders due to its amazing, low bulk density. Few powders come anywhere near the 325 g/L bulk density of Trail Boss. By giving the powder such a “fluffy” measure, it utilizes most of the capacity of almost any case chosen. In normal cartridge loading, full cases generally provide the most uniformity and accuracy. It holds true here. When one loads a full case with this powder, he needs to refrain from any compression. Compression affects the ignition of this powder, causing less uniform velocities and lesser accuracy. We maintain excellent results from 100% loading density, down to 70 % loading density. One can find his load somewhere in that range. In all small arms cartridges, from the Hornet up to the 460 Weatherby magnum, you cannot exceed maximum pressures with 100% load density loadings. No other powder can claim that distinction.
Because of its bulk density and porosity, it lights easily, contributing to uniform velocities and pressures, and of course, excellent accuracy. With Trail Boss, big cartridges become fun to shoot for practice!”
Reduced loads could be beneficial because they allow for:
- Less recoil for young shooters. You can download a rifle for a young shooter to kick less with less muzzle blast. Get a lightweight 308 Winchester hunting rifle, download it, and as your kid grows, change over to full power loads. Maybe it is a better option than the horrific blast associated with muzzle brakes?
- Less mirage than full power loads. For shorter range shooting, you can fire more rounds before you pick up mirage from the barrel. I fired the 50 rounds shot in this post in about 20 minutes with no noticeable barrel mirage- impressive!
- Short range plinking. The reduced loads run cooler. If you are shooting varmints or plinking at closer ranges, the reduced loads will be easier on your gear. trail boss powder for sale
- Practice from alternate positions, especially with lightweight hunting rifles. If you shoot heavy guns and pick up a hunting rifle, you know how much more they beat you up. With reduced recoil loads, a hunter could work on offhand, positional, and field expedient shooting positions at short to moderate ranges with his actual hunting rifle without worrying about developing a flinch.
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Ok Handloaders, if you are looking for a powder that will give you consistent performance, low recoil, multiple assortment of calibers to load and with the added feature of burning rather clean,then this is the powder for you!!! I have a Uberti Schofield, a Cimarron Bisley, and a Henry Big Boy in 45LC, they all perform outstandingly when loaded with this powder. I use Trail boss in my Dillon 550 press and it meters the powder without a hitch. Hey ,try this powder in 44mag, 44spec, 357 mag too. You will not be disappointed by the performance of this stuff !!
red dragon –
Yes I buy it again
We are using this powder to fire 45-70, 450 Marlin and 458 WIN on a 50′ indoor range. Using 300 grain lead all calibers. Lee Shooter reduced load calculator predicts 940 fps for 45-70.
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I’ve used this product for over 40 years. It’s always been consistent and reliable.
Excellent mid-speed powder with almost unlimited applications across the caliber spectrum
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This powder is great for the application.It would be a safe powder for people who are new to reloading,to prevent doubble charges.my only complant is it should be in larger size=8LB. thank you william
I started using Trail Boss Powder after reading about it in a couple of Gun Mags. It sounded too good to be true! I have been an avid hand loader for thirty five years, and loaded for everything from .38 S&W to .458 Win Mag. I became interested in six shooters and lever actions while attending the armorers classes at Suzanville’s Lassen Community Collage for my Sheriff’s Department. I started doing pistol smithing for friends and grew interested in Linebaugh’s .475 and .500 big bores. Even modest loads in those beauties wear on yer nerves after a full afternoon. So, TB allows mild but satisfying handloads even the grandkids can enjoy, and the fact that an overcharge is practically impossible to produce, makes it the perfect learning powder too. Kudos to the makers of such a fine product, that can only help to grow interest in my favorite sports!
I had an incident with another brand powder when I accidentally double charged one case to which it split the case in the chamber of my rifle. As a result, I had to take it to a gunsmith to extract it. A fellow shooter recommended Trail Boss powder. I got some and never looked back. You can not double charge a .38 special case with Trail Boss because of its large cylinder shaped flake, it takes up a lot of room in the case. It is a good powder for competitive shooting because it burns consistently and is not too dirty. The powder feeds very well through my Dillon 550B. Because I do competitive shooting (CAS) I have not really looked into how accurate my groupings are. If I shoot at the target and I get a pinging sound of the bullet hit, that accurate enough for me.
my TiteGroup order I included a bottle of Trail Boss since I’ve been wanting to try it since it first came out. Loading it is not like any other powder as it has BIG flakes which makes it easy to set the powder measure in my Dillon 550. I’ve loaded different charges behind 200g & 255g coated bullets for my .45acp. This weekend I plan to target practice and see how they perform.
Most excellent thing since the refrigerator! I load 215gr cast in my 41 mag, and my 11 year old daughter shoots it. I get about 835fps, and it’s very economical to use, even in a 9 oz. package. Meters very well through my measure. No bridging or binding.
eric martin –
I’ve been using Trail Boss in my .45-70 Sharps. Works great, is very consistent and virtually eliminates the tremendous recoil I get from IMR 4064. With 4064 a .45-70 is like a cannon going off, with Trail Boss it’s more like a .22! (without too much sacrifice in velocity).
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I would not consider this a clean burning powder nor would I consider it dirty. Even though the flakes are huge it meters perfect on my Dillon 650 (surprisingly). I have only used it with .45 200 lead and .38 berry’s 158. When compared relatively to other powders I can say that it has a soft recoil. One thing for sure is that this powder does have a distinct smell to it.
Load up those big 45-70 Govt’s with Trail Boss, head to the target range, and have a FUN day shooting! Low recoil, fills the case, clean burning, accurate!
This is a great product. It takes up much more space in the case. It is very difficult to double charge a case because you would literally over run it with powder. Also its light grey color makes it easy to see in the case. It is one great powder. Try it in your 45-70’s as well.
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I use this powder for Cowboy Action Shooting. I have tried Titegroup, American Select and others before trying this powder. The Titegroup would not meter well in my Dillon 650. This powder stays within .1grs. I really enjoy shooting my pistols with it and shoot the same load in the pistols and rifle.
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I have used many different powders over the years, but the ones I use the most of are Hodgdon varieties. They tend to burn very clean for most of them and although they have bought out some of their competitors not all the powders are inter-changeable. I prefer Hodgdon powders for most of my reloading needs
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Trail Boss works well in large cases. It is bulkier as they say it is. I shoot a lot of .45 Colt on reduced charges. Trail boss fills up more area. I also found it an accurate loading powder.
I highly recommend that this powder be used for all cast bullet loads in almost every cartridge. In my personal opinion there does not exist a better powder for cast lead bullets. I use this powder for cast bullet loads in all my guns from tiny handgun cartridges to the Weatherby Magnums for cheap target loads.
Excellent for Cowboys using black powder size cartridge cases. It did prevent for me a double charge in a .45 Colt case, even with the minimum load. Also, the powder is very clean shooting, almost no smoke. Meters well. Highly recommend for safety if nothing else.
Great boss powder works just like they are supposed to
Have loaded thousands of rounds on Dillon 650 with powder check. Never had a problem. Pistols and rifles cycle without problems for cowboy action shooting. Powder fills 3/4 of case. If you get a double charge, you’re gonna know it!
I have used various powders for my Cowboy Action Shooting and I have found Trail Boss to be the best. I have a Dillon 550 and the powder meters exceptionally well. I do a random check of the loads to be sure all is well and have found that the load are always plus or minus 0.1 gr. The loads shoot very well with low recoil. My times have improved since I started using this powder.
steff kid –
I have reloaded with Trail Boss for six years. It works as advertised. Loaded 45 Long Colt, 357 mag and .38 spl. in cowboy loads. I’ll keep using this powder. Great stuff.
Gives more case volume and less recoil.
I bought Trailboss to reload my 45 colt. When I first strarted using it through my Lee loader I kept a very close check on the loads as it is quite a light large grained powder. I was concerned it might bridge in the powder measure. No problems at all. The loads are consistent. Also you can not overcharge the 45 colt cartridge. The powder will not physically fit if you try to put two charges in. It groups really well also. All in all, a great powder for cowboy actions. I won’t be changing
A real nice powder for soft loads in a magnum caliber. I use this for practice rounds in the .500 S&W. It pushes a 450 grain slug at about 900 FPS and is quite comfortable for extended shooting. Also works well in the .44 mag and .44 special. Very clean burning, and throws a surprisingly accurate charge for such a huge grain.
Trail Boss works great in my 38 and 44 Special loads. The most accurate loads are when combined with Hornady swaged soft lead bullets. This powder provides a mild but satisfying recoil. Little powder residue after shooting, and what there is wipes up easily. Fills the cases full, so no double-charging to worry about. Great stuff !
I like the feel when it shoots.Just remember that the volume of powder you are loading is larger, so you will be using this up quicker and so will be buying more. But you will like it otherwise. And it DOES do what it is designed to do. i recommend gunammo
I first bought this powder for building .45 Colt plinking loads. It works very well in that capacity. Exactly as advertised. I was surprised at how well it metered and the simple ‘fluffiness’ of this stuff.Turns out that it has more uses than simply blackpowder era cases. I also use this powder in making sub loads for my 7mm-08 Remington and soon will try the same for the .300 Savage. Should work well in this capacity in ANY rifle cartridge
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Drink Water –
Switched from H1000 to Retumbo. Found accuracy to improve and velocity. Negative side if any would be a fouled barrel – carbon fouling. Not a big deal as I clean my rifle often.
Trail Boss is an excellent powder for low to medium power lead-bullet pistol load and for lead bullet loads in rifles. In addition to Cowboy Action Shooting loads it work very well for .38Spl wadcutters and as a way to shoot modest-pressure lead bullet loads from “full-power battle rifles” like the .30-06 and older hunting cartridges like .30-30.
It is the only powder I use now for making-up “softball” loads for early smokeless powder rifles like my Gev. 88 and 6.5x55mm Krag.