The new propellant CFE BLK by Hodgdon is designed for the booming US market for rifles chambered in .300 AAC Blackout as an addition to the CFE powder series with its CFE 223 and CFE Pistol variants. The new powder is reputed to deliver maximum functional reliability for AR rifles across a broad range of loads and projectile weights (also typical .300 Blackout subsonic ammunition for firearms with mounted suppressors).
What’s more, it’s also suitable for other varmint calibers with cartridge sizes like .17 Hornet, .17 Ackley Hornet, .218 Bee, .221 Fireball and typical mid-range calibers such as 6.8 mm SPC or 7.62×39.
Eco-friendly IMR propellant
Another new release is an entire family of eco-friendly IMR propellants for handgun and shotgun ammunition.
The high-velocity IMR Target promises top performance, even in the most diminutive pistol calibers like 6.35 mm Browning. IMR Red is specifically designed for 12-gauge shotgun shells and moderate lead loads in target shooting and cowboy action with handguns. IMR Green burns slightly slower than the IMR Red and is a good choice for loads in skeet shooting. IMR Unequal is suitable for a broad range of handgun and shotgun calibers and is the slowest powder in the new series. IMR Blue is used exclusively for the heavy 12/70, 12/76 and 12/89 shotgun loads. The new propellants are earmarked for release in January 2017, on the US market at least.