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Herters 164 powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by PatMan, Dec 29, 2008.

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  1. PatMan

    PatMan Member

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    I have a keg of Herters 164 powder. Does anyone have any loading data on it?
     
  2. TALLEND

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    "This is a slow burning shotgun powder.It is designed especiallyfor use

    in heavy and magnum loads in all gauges.It has white colored granules which

    identify it from other powders.Granules are grayish-green dics-shaped

    measuring 0.047inch in diameterand are 0.013 inch thick as are the other Herter

    shotgun powders.OUTPREFORMS ALL OTHER POWDERS FOR FIELD PURPOSES BY A WIDE

    MARGIN"---by George L. Herter

    "Useing Green Powermag Shotshells,and Herters Chalice one piece wad--209 primer

    --29.0gr Herters 164 Shotgun powder,---1 1/4oz shot=1330fps"

    This is from PROFESSIONAL LOADING,AND RELOADING DATA--by George L Herter (revised fourth edition-1976)

    I think I would use it for fertilizer on the flower garden-------------Tom
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Sounds close to 7625, when I tried it it was dirty and not consistent velocity because the pressures were too low.

    If you hunt a lot you're in luck. Or maybe some REALLY stout porch loads.

    HM
     
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