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RECIPE FOR HERCO POWDER

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by petey, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. petey

    petey Member

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    Does anyone have a good handicap load using Herco powder?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Too slow of a powder for trap loads. Used for heavy loads starting at 1 1/4 ounce loads. HMB
     
  3. School Teacher

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    Herco loads great 1 1/4 oz "pigeon loads" and higher velocity hunting loads but it really does not shine with lighter loads. For 1250 fps 1 1/8 oz handicap loads, Alliant Unique is IMO a much better choice.

    Ed Ward
     
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    Teacher is on the money. Green Dot has never impressed me, but Unique is fantastic for 1 1/8 oz 1250+ loads. Low pressure, mild felt recoil.
     
  5. illtrap1

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    I load Solo 1000 used to load 473 PB internatioal clays,I buy 24" kgs low recoil clean burning.Dan Drainer
     
  6. bigeoj

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    This is the game load I've used with Herco for years: 25 grs. Herco, Win209, WJ wad, Nitro Hull. See if you like it. Joe
     
  7. Jawhawker

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    I presume you already have Herco in possession as to why you ask. As such you will need to load her up into the 1250 fps range to have much luck. I will also tell you to find a load using a Federal 209A primer in a AA or STS case. I believe Alliant's web site may have some.
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    good pheasant load - 27 grns Herco, Fed 209 primer, Fed paper hull, Fed 12s4 wad 1 1/4 oz #4's
     
  9. Bertmuss

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    Works great for 28 ga. 3/4 oz loads.
     
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