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51smd
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:39 pm  Reply with quote



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As the subject states what is the best powder for Herter's 16 ga hulls. Im using Green dot beccause thats what I have. Looking for suggestions. Thanks

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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:33 pm  Reply with quote



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I'm not familiar with Herter's hulls, but for use in 16 gauge loads 1 ounce or lighter and at lower velocities, Green Dot is the standard powder.
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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:36 pm  Reply with quote



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It's more a matter of best powder for the amount of shot want to load. Green Dot is tops for 7/8 oz. loads and okay with 1 oz. loads. 800-X is tough to beat for 1 oz and does pretty well with 1 1/8 oz loads with the benefit that it won't leak around any wad when used in the Herter's hull. Longshot is super for 1 1/8 oz. loads but leaks like water around many wads in the Herter's hull.

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:36 pm  Reply with quote



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Herter's is same as Cheddite.

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Griffon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:45 am  Reply with quote



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I've been using this load for quite sometime, just loaded about a 1000 for sporting clays and skeet. Misses = Operator Error not Ammo

Herters / Ched. Hull

18 gr GD
1 oz #7 1/2 or #8
SG 16 Wad from Ballistic Products
Ched or Win 209 Primer

Fills the hull nicely and crimps well

Using a Mec Grabber Press

Easy on the shoulder.

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readgriff
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:38 am  Reply with quote



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I've been loading the herters with 20.9 universal and 7/8 once shot with DR -16 wad andFiocchi primer chronograph at 1140

21.9 universal with 1once of shot SG -16 wad ,Fiocchi primer chronograph at 1291fps

Shot allot of these loads and never had any issues

Have you chronograph those green dot loads ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:30 am  Reply with quote



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I just loaded up a couple boxes of the load I use for clays and doves

Herters hull
Unique powder Mec bushing 30
Win 209
1/8" BP over powder card
Rem SP 16 wad
one ounce of #8

They crimp perfectly and shoot and perform real well
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fn16ga
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:54 am  Reply with quote
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The question should be which wads for the Herters - Cheddite hull . Just don't use the Remington , Claybuster or old Win AA wads and you should be good .

Some Powders : 3/4 - 7/8oz Greendot, 700x , International , American select.

1oz Unique , Universal 800x .

1 1/8oz 800x , Longshot , Bluedot .

There are others , those are the ones I use .

As mentioned before 800x works well in straight walled hulls with the Rem and Win wads .

Greendot is also great for 1oz if you don't want super fast.


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wellshooter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:24 pm  Reply with quote



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I use International Clays & DR-16's.

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