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Hurco powder, good for trap?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by maclellan1911, Mar 29, 2009.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I have 1.5lbs of hurco I got with a loader purchase. well I would like to sell it but have no buyers locally. so I am thinking of loading up some shells. It uses a lot of powder compared to clays/reddot ect. 25grains with a rxp wad 1 1/8oz
     
  2. smifshot

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    Yes, it does take more grains of Herco, but with 1 1/8 loads the felt recoil is less and you can get more speed if you want. As the burning rate of powders get slower the more of that powder you need. You will like the herco loads. Stroker
     
  3. School Teacher

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    Alliant Herco is a great powder for 1 1/4 oz loads. Standard trap loads with 1 1/8 oz of shot are not IMO its best use.

    If you shoot games, check the Alliant web site for a 1 1/4 oz load. I like using 25 grains in a STS hull, Remington 209P primer and SP12 wad. This yields 1220 fps. You can load more powder for more velocity. Check the Alliant web site and be sure to weigh your charges.

    Recoil really goes up when you go over 1220 fps.

    Ed Ward
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Ed is right on. I love Herco. I have changd to many other powders for games and always go back to Herco
     
  5. maclellan1911

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    What I have is aprox 200 AA old style hulls, win209 primers, Win WAA12 1 1/8oz white wad aprox 200. I figured I would load up these, at 25grains like alliant says.
     
  6. maclellan1911

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    Dram Equiv. Shot Wt.
    (ounces) Velocity
    (fps) Primer Powder Wad Grains Approx. psi
    --- 1 1/8 1,250 Win 209 Herco WAA 12 & DRA12 & DRXL 1 1/8 25 9,500
    Source is alliant web sight
    Can you load it down a few grains?
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    Remembering the old days, Herco does not like to be downloaded. It is what it is. The light recoil may surprise you.
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    my largest bushing only throws 22grains
     
  9. BMC

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    Mac, I've used that recipe for loading handicap loads. There is a noticeable difference in felt recoil between that load and say a Nitro 27 equivilent. Herco makes a louder "bang" than most others we typically use for trap. I've decreased them to 24 grains and noticed they seemed to be a bit inconsistent versus the listed 25 grains.
     
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    Dear 1911

    It is time to invest in some LARGE bushings. LOL
     
  11. cubancigar2000

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    Drill one out until you get what you want for drop. What kind of bushing? I may have extras
     
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    I get bushings for less than $2 at shoots or at the club from people who have extras for sale. Modify one that you have (but do not use) and replace it down the road.

    Reaming is better than drilling if you have a reamer; or use a file. it gives you better control than drilling.

    Don Verna
     
  13. maclellan1911

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    Hec I think I will just sell it!
     
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