Due to certain chemicals contained within H4350 it is no longer possible to import this powder into the EU. REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) has been implemented in various stages since 1st June 2007; the latest and last deadline has now passed.
Edgar Brothers have now sold out of H4350. Whilst it may initially be possible to find H4350 on dealers' shelves, reloaders who use H4350 will need to look for an alternative. For example, H414 is a faster burning powder than H4350 and Hybrid 100V slightly slower. Slower still would be H4831SC and then H4831. Hodgdon have also developed a whole new line of powders under their IMR brand. Additionally, Enduron powders comply with REACH, include a copper fouling eliminator, are insensitive to temperature changes, have ideal loading density and are environmentally friendly. The new IMR 4451 is the best alternative to H4350 and will be available in 2018 once CE marking has been approved for Europe.
Please consult your Reloading Manual for alternative loads for your calibre, contact us for a free copy of the Hodgdon Basic Manual, or visit www.hodgdon.com for online data.