||This spherical powder is great for heavy bullets in big, overbore magnum loads. H870 is also used by the boys who like to shoot .50 cal. BMG. The only surplus powder left in the canister line, H870 is inexpensive and can be used in many large capacity cartridges where economy is a major consideration.
H870™ AVAILABILITY - As of July 15, 2002, Hodgdon Powder Company will no longer offer H870 powder. As most who read this will know, H870 has always been a military surplus product. The United States Military is no longer using this product so there will be no availability of fresh surplus. We would like to warn you that some powder sellers may try to sell you some form of military surplus powder and claim that you can use our H870 data. This is simply not true. What they are selling will most likely be some slow burning powder but it will not conform to the burn speed of H870. Do not be fooled. If the seller cannot supply data specifically for his powder, it is untested and the burn speed is unknown. This could lead to a dangerous situation resulting in damage to property or injury to shooters and bystanders. If it does not come from our bottle, with our label, it is not a Hodgdon product.