Winchester Smokeless Propellants, a brand licensed by the Hodgdon Powder Company, is pleased to announce Winchester 244, a new propellant designed for handgun shooters.

This new Ball Powder® is ideally suited to 38 Special, 45 Auto, and 9mm standard loads. Consistency, clean burning, featuring a low flash and useful across a broad range of applications make this powder a perfect choice for pistol cartridge handloaders. With addition of the WinClean process, this powder reduces copper fouling and residue, extending accuracy for longer shooting periods. “As handloaders, it’s a real honor to work with the Winchester brand of ball powders,” said Tim Vaitekunas, vice president of product development at Hodgdon. “But it was a real pleasure to design and build this new propellant. We believe handgun shooters are really going to like loading handgun cartridges with this powder.”

The new Winchester WinClean 244 powder will be available to ship in January 2018 and will be found at retailers selling reloading products. The powder is available in 1-pound, 4-pound and 8-pound canisters.

Learn more about the product on the Winchester website at www.wwpowder.comor search for Winchester 244 load data on the Reloading Data Center at

About Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc.
Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons JB and Bob have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®, IMR®, Winchester® and Goex® brands.

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