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Need Data for Herters #162 powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by brdslayr, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. brdslayr

    brdslayr Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an old Herters manual with data for Herters #162 powder? JW
     
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    I don't have any loading data but I do have some experience with one of Herters powders. Worked OK except it burned RXP cases in two. I believe it was $14.00 a keg back in the early 70s, on sale.
     
  3. Bob Hawkes

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    Holy jeepers brdslyr, why would you risk playing with a powder that old? Pour it out in the yard for fertilizer or put a match to it in one pile. You'll then know if it was a fast or slow burner. :)
     
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    Still looking for data. Some old shooter here has to have an old Herters book in a dusty corner. JW
     
  5. kstwind

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    I must be one of the old ones as I do have the "Condensed Professional Loading of Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Cartridges Including Pressures and Velocities and Reloading Data for Gun and Ammunition Manufacturers, Professional and Amateur Target shooters, Game Hunters, and Guides" book. Is that the right one?
     
  6. brdslayr

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    Does it have info in it for shotgun loads with the #162 powder? PM sent
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

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    I wish I had one of their old catalogs as they were hilarious reading. Anything old Jaque's ever sold was the best and finest obtainable. They were a great company to deal with, good times and memories.

    Hope you get your loading info.
     
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    hope this helps
     
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    hope you wanted 12ga if not let me know... Grubby
     
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    Not sure if you can find a burning rate for the powder, but if you can perhaps you can tag it with something present today.

    Although this MIGHT work, I don't think I'd be using one of my guns to be sure.
     
  13. brdslayr

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    Got the powder today and with it was a bunch of Herters hulls and wads with powder data in each bag. I'll cross what I have with what was posted. Thanks JW
     
  14. Bob Hawkes

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    Any way of telling their age? Years ago their wads would travel further than any others, they were always on the outer fringe of the debris area. Good luck.
     
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    I'll look for dates. I did load up a few of the Herters hulls. Easy to load and they crimp with the starter station with a cone starter. Not sure if I'll keep or load the hulls. I got hundreds of these too. JW
     
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    In 1970, I had some like your blue one. I loaded it 31 times before I lost count. It wasn't blue anymore, it was black. They are a good hull and the wads are great. Don't take my word for it, just ask ol Herter himself.

    Allen
     
  17. Bob Hawkes

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    Ain't that the truth Allen. Their catalog was some fun to read no matter what the item was. Anything else on the market was clearly inferior. ;)
     
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    I owned some "Model Perfect" items. Mostly bowhunting stuff was pretty good at the time.
     
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