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Herters 162 powder
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 Posted: Sat Aug 25th, 2012 08:56 PM
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I ran across a fellow I haven't seen in awhile, he gave me three pounds of unopened herter's 162 shotgun powder. Now to find data for it!! Anybody know of any data or where I could find it? I got two loads from an OLD manual but that was all that was legable in the old book all I find will be in old manuals I know.



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I have the Herter's Shotshell Reloading Manual -- unfortunately, I also have a new computer and am having all kinds of trouble accessing my E-Mail, so I can't send it to you. If you can wait a bit, I'll copy the 162 data and post it here. It appears to be primarily a 12 Gauge powder, 1 1/8 ounce to 1 1/4 ounce powder, with some 16 Gauge data too.

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Great. that is the two gauges I need it for! Thanks a million, he is selling the rest for 9 bucks a pound. Might get some just for the heck of it.



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trickywoo wrote: Great. that is the two gauges I need it for! Thanks a million, he is selling the rest for 9 bucks a pound. Might get some just for the heck of it.
Get it all at that price! Bet you could use it for handgun loads too. RD



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wow can't afford it all!! will get what I can though. I did read about someone using it in 38 though, wonder about a 45 or 380, research time! He had about a 100 herters hulls to but he won't part with them, already tried.

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Any comments I make that aren’t from the book are italicized. The book, like all HERTER’S publications, is written with an eye to using HERTER’S components (except powder). I’m trying to extract useful information – using 162 powder – and leave the rest out. (Mainly loads using old-style Remington high basewad cases, Internation cases, Spin-off wads, etc). Wads – The nearest thing to HERTER’’S wads that is made today in 12 Gauge is Remington wads. 1 Ounce, TGT12. 1 1/8 Ounce, FIG. 8. 1 ¼ Ounce, RP12 or SP12. Nothing currently available is anything like HERTER’S in 16 Gauge. In 20 Gauge, Remington again. I have no experience with any 28 Gauge wads, so can’t make any call there. Primers – Don’t use a “hot” primer, like the Federal 209A or CCI 209M. A Winchester W209 will work just fine. The only hulls made today that are close to the hulls available when Herter’s printed this data are Federal and Estate with the rolled paper basewad.

HERTER’S 162 – Somewhat slower than 160 and well-suited for all light and medium loads in 12, 16, 20 & 28 Gauge. It can be used in any gauge shotshell except .410 Bore. As is true with all HERTER powders, it is virtually unaffected by wide temperature and atmospheric changes and is suitable for use in all climatic conditions, even when using paper cases. A small portion of the granules are yellow in color for easy identification.

ALL LOADS ARE FOR HERTER’S 162 POWDER.

12 Gauge, 2 ¾”
1 1/8 Ounces, 29.0 Grains, 1,420 FPS – 9,649 LUP
1 ¼ Ounces, 24.0 Grains, 1,350 FPS, 10,600 LUP.
1 Ounce Rifled Slug – 29.0 Grains – 1,290 FPS – 9,900 LUP (Lyman Foster-type, Nitro Card + Fiber Wads).

16 Gauge
1 Ounce – 25.0 Grains – 1,320 FPS – 10,200 LUP

20 Gauge, 2 ¾”
7/8 Ounce – 22.0 Grains – 1,280 FPS – 10,100 LUP

And that’s about it. They have a lot of data for their wads and hulls, just with other manufacturers’ powders.

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Thanks a million helps a lot. Gotta love this forum!!!!!



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