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vegas blaster 09-Jul-09 - 02:48 PM ET
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BMC 09-Jul-09 - 03:39 PM ET
twopipe 09-Jul-09 - 04:45 PM ET
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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: vegas blaster
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 02:48 PM ET
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Found an old can of Herco shotshell powder in the 8lb. red tin. Looks like an antique. Does anyone have any load recipes for this powder?

I have the fiocchi [616] primers and looking for a favorite 1 oz. and 1 1/8 oz handicap load recipe. Or a favorite 1 1/16 oz load for second shot in doubles or mid range handicap.

I have the remington white and the green wads [Fig 8s and TGT 12s]. Or the CB clone pinks and tans.

Thanx to all and shoot well/often. Jeff k.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: bolt-action
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 03:21 PM ET
Website Address: http://www.alliantpowder.com

Herco powder really stands out with 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 ounce 12 gauge loads. However, Alliant powder does list some heavy hunting and back fence handicap loads with 1 1/8 ounces of shot. Light target/light recoil loads were never intended to be loaded with this powder and performance with them will probably be sub-standard and heavy powder residue.

http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/powderlist.aspx?page=/reloaders/powderlist.aspx&type=2&powderid=6&gauge=12

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: cubancigar2000
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 03:25 PM ET
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Like boltaction says, go to the web ans use the data. You will love Herco if you are loading for the back fence or hunting loads. Or you can sell it to me

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: Tom Strunk
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 03:29 PM ET
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Not the right powder for this game.

As others have said, use it for 1 1/4 loads, that was what it was made for.

Tom Strunk

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: BMC
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 03:39 PM ET
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Rem STS Hull, WAA12 wad or Fig 8, Win 209 primer, 1-1/8 shot, 25.5g Herco. They are loud and fast. From my experience going below 25 grains they start to show inconsistent performance. Great for long range stuff like games. I like a 26g with #6 shot from the porch.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: twopipe
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 04:45 PM ET
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Great for 20 ga loads

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: ricks1
Date: Thu, Jul 09, 2009 - 05:15 PM ET
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Herco is a hot load and some smart recoil field or long antie loads good on 20 at 1 oz

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2009 - 11:08 AM ET
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I consulted the factory a few years back..and they let me know..it just does not burn correctly with a light payload.. The pressure is so low the burning is incomplete and erratic..

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: ink ball
Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2009 - 12:14 PM ET
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I used to use Herco in my hunting loads. 1 1/4 oz of shot at a little over 1300 fps. When lead was still legal for waterfowl, a load of copper plated 4's really put the whack on ducks and geese.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: goatskin
Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2009 - 12:28 PM ET
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Are there some applications for Herco or WSF in 'Target' Steel loads?

Bob

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: Hap MecTweaks
Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2009 - 01:26 PM ET
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I have an old 4 pound tin of Herco! Still works great too!

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Works best for heavy game loads, I wouldn't waste mine for trap targets!

Hap

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: Shooting Coach
Date: Sun, Jul 12, 2009 - 01:42 AM ET
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Go to the Alliant site, Herco is listed for 1 1/8 oz Caps loads. I tried and strongly considered it before I went back to Solo 1250.

Loading 1 1/8 oz at 1250 gives a surprisingly soft shooting and devastating load for Handicap. I tried a delightful load (26 gr) with the Windjammer wad, in a GM case with Fed 209A primer. This powder can attain Warp speeds for porch shooting and games. :^)

It IS loud, especially in my ported Unsingle.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: joe kuhn
Date: Sun, Jul 12, 2009 - 07:11 AM ET
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Bob,

Herco is in the correct speed range for shooting steel. Problem is I've not seen any recipes for it. Will be on the lookout for them.

We've asked Ballistic Products to test Solo 1250 with the Helarco wad for steel. Haven't heard back. Also in the ballpark in terms of burn rate.

Joe

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: BillJ
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 - 07:59 AM ET
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I use 14gr in my 28ga skeet/sporting loads.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: Savage99Stan
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 - 11:20 AM ET
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Used to load it for annies and card shoots. 27 grains of herco, Remington 29928 wad and 1 1/4 ounce of magnum 7 1/2s.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: RunGunIPSC
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 - 11:24 AM ET
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Trade it off to someone for a faster trap powder. You will get more loads/# & better quality. Pistol shooters like this powder very much.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: goatskin
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 - 12:44 PM ET
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Joe, BPI lists several 26.5gn Herco loads for the B&P M24 wad (1400 & 10k), and a few for Solo 1250 (hotter & higher), too.

Check the datasheet for the "CSD Driver 078".

Bob

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: joe kuhn
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2009 - 02:56 PM ET
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Bob,

Way too fast and not enough shot. I want 1 oz and 1225 fps. Those guys are not trap shooters; they're hunters which is reflected in the loads they test. I'll keep asking. Maybe they'll be more interested if we was in bulk. I think we're down to 9 cases from the full order of 36.

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Subject: HERCO shotshell powder anyone?
From: joe kuhn
Date: Mon, Jul 20, 2009 - 09:26 PM ET
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