What is Herco powder used for?

Alliant Herco: Product Information Actively used since the 1920’s, Alliant Herco powder is perfect for high base hunting loads in upland game and magnum handgun loads. It is a time tested powder for all heavy shotshell loads (10, 12, 16, 20, and 28 ga. target loads) and a great addition to any reloader’s bench.

Is Herco a good powder?

Herco is a great powder and can be used in a wide variety pistol calibers and shotguns. Around these parts, Herco is now almost non-existent, but I’ve found that Winchester WSF is a twin brother to Herco. My favorite load in a 44 special is: 240 grain LSWC and 7.0 grains of WSF using a standard large pistol primer.

Is reloading 9mm easy?

Widely used by military and law enforcement agencies across the globe, it’s also the most popular choice among action shooters in both handgun and PCC competition. High-volume shooters have learned that the 9mm Luger is simple to load, and very economical. It’s not hard to load the 9mm for $7 to $8 for a box of 50.

Who makes red dot powder?

Alliant Powder
Alliant Powder – Red Dot.

What is 86ing powder?

Smokeless pistol powder The special extruded flake formulation results in excellent ballistics in a wide array of centerfire pistol loads, with high energy, an ideal burn speed and less flash. Like all Alliant Powder offerings, BE-86 provides superior lot-to-lot consistency.

How much does it cost to start reloading?

Reloading some types of ammo can save you money. The typical 50-count box of commercially produced 44 Magnum bullets will set you back by around $40. Reloading your own ammo costs around $13, so you stand to save a hefty chunk of change.

What is the difference between red dot and green dot powder?

Red Dot is optimized for 12-gauge target loads, and offers Alliant Powder’s legendary lot-to-lot consistency. Enhanced Green Dot is optimized for handicap trap loads―yet versatile enough for a variety of target and field applications. It also has Alliant Powder’s famous lot-to-lot consistency.

Is IMR red the same as red dot?

Premium Member. When IMR Red first came out, the marketing literature said it loaded exactly the same as Red Dot, down to the bushing. The data they published appeared to be copied from the Red Dot data.

Is it worth it to reload?

Reloading some types of ammo can save you money. Reloading your own ammo costs around $13, so you stand to save a hefty chunk of change. The savings aren’t as significant for other types of ammo, however. In some cases, it may even cost you more to load your own.

Can I use CCI 500 primers for 9mm?

From the searching that I’ve been doing both in this forum and elsewhere it seems that CCI Small Pistol primers (500) and CCI Magnum Small Pistol primers (550) can be used in 9mm.