As powder manufacturers, including DuPont and Hercules Powder
Company, resumed commercial production following World War II, they were chasing Hodgdon's success with handloaders, particularly those who were making loads for long range.
Before examining the formation of the Hercules Powder
Company in 1912, Dyer and Sicilia offer a fascinating account of the history of the explosives industry, DuPont's role in it, and the legal background of its dissolution.
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, Hodgdon Powder, Hornady, Iver Johnson, Javelina, Lansky Sharpeners, National Gun Sales, Navy Arms, Nikon, Pelican Products, Penguin Industries, Pentax, PMC, Pony Express Gun Shop, Quinetics, Redding, Rifle Magazine, Safariland, Springfield Armory, Steiner Optics, Tasco, Timney, Tru-Square, WD-40, Weatherby, Westfield, Williams Gunsight, Zeiss Optics and Ziegel Engineering.