Hodgdon® announces Triple Seven® FireStar™
Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True®, is pleased to announce a unique new solution for muzzleloader hunters and shooters, the Hodgdon Triple Seven FireStar pellet.
This new pellet is designed for modern, 50-caliber inline muzzleloaders used with 209 primers. The revolutionary, star-shaped geometric design features longitudinal grooves that provide more surface area for ignition. The outcome of this unique shape is a pellet that is cleaner burning, resulting in the suppression of “crud ring” development, as well as produces higher velocity, delivering up to 50 feet per second increase over similar 100-grain equivalent loads. With this pellet, three pellets are a 100-grain equivalent load.
“We set out to design a pellet that addressed the residue issue,” reports Tim Vaitekunas, vice president of product development at Hodgdon. “After our extensive testing, we realized we had a winner in that it burns cleaner and delivers higher velocities. This pellet is already responsible for taking multiple game animals in 2017 through our testing processes and we’re excited to get it into our customer’s hands for the 2018 hunting season.”
The new FireStar pellet is available to ship in February 2018 and should be found at most retailers who specialize in muzzleloader products. The pellet is available in a 60-count clamshell that can hang on a peg or set on a shelf.
Learn more about the product on Muzzle-Loaders.com.
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.