Originally Posted by steve4102
Duno, but I do have both on hand and mine don't even look the same.
That's why I threw the note of caution out there. I haven't used W748 since the early 90s and that was still Olin-manufactured powder. I know W748 was different than H380 back then. Nowadays, I don't know. either one would fit the burn-rate and powder-type profile that the OP is looking for.
Now that Hodgdon is in charge of marketing WW, H, and IMR, it's hard to tell what they've consolidated and what they've not. Multiple brandings on the same powder is nothing but a problem waiting to happen...especially if you go dig around on the internet for loading data. Too much disinformation out there!
I wish that Hodgdon would just issue a statement and trim their line down accordingly instead of having identical powders in two different canisters.
That's the main reason that I pretty much stopped using any of their sphericals except for HP38/W231.