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    Hercules 2400

    I recently acquired a 1lb can of Hercules 2400 from a reliable source.
    He assured me that this is simply unopened old stock, and having been properly stored, was viable powder.
    I find data for Hercules 2400, and for Alliant 2400, but not both powders listed in the same sources, or for the same applications.
    Can I use the Hercules 2400 with the Alliant data?

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    Both are the same. The Hercules is prior to being sold to Alliant. At least this has always been my understanding. I interchange them regular basis as I've picked up some old stock a few times.
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepyj View Post
    Both are the same. The Hercules is prior to being sold to Alliant. At least this has always been my understanding. I interchange them regular basis as I've picked up some old stock a few times.
    Do you mind my asking what caliber you were loading?

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    I agree with Jeepy, I use all old/new 2400 in my 22 hornets and find little if any difference. If the powder was stored properly and unopened (smells good, looks good) I use it. If opened, use it as nutrition for your lawn, no questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgderf View Post
    Do you mind my asking what caliber you were loading?
    I use 2400 in 357 mag and 44 mag.
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

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    Use the powder and not look back.I still have some left from years ago and other of Hercules and still good. When you go to Alliant after just make some test loads and make sure that it is ok for you. Because lot to lot can have a little change. But most of the time is will not really show. That is what I found.
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