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Thread: Hercules Herco load data

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    I think you are safe to use old Hercules powder with Alliant current data for Herco. If you shoot cast in the 30-06, 357 mag or load slugs you are doing fine. Winchester thought this speed of powder was useful enough to bring out WSF, I've used both in cast rifle loads and slug loads, really close performance at these levels.
    Hell, I was there!

  2. #22
    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Anybody that leaves Herco on the shelf in the midst of a powder panic knows little about its high value. If you are a shotgunner like me it is better for 12/20 gauge reloading than Unique which made it a must have powder for shortages. If I pick one it is Herco. Friendlier to the larger pistol calibers but in a pinch works well in small cases with some extra aggravation. Not for small caliber high volume production.

    Feel sorry for the unknowing but be sure to exploit them when this happens again!

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check