Used in shotshell loads since the 1920s, Alliant Herco smokeless powder is an excellent high base hunting load ideal for upland game and magnum handgun loads. Alliant Herco can be used in 10, 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauge target loads.
Warnings from the Manufacturer:
- Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
- Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
- Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
In conclusion, Alliant Powder continues a long and proud tradition of producing America’s best and most popular smokeless powders.
Our Mission: Premium Performance, Consistent Quality
Firstly, every container of Alliant smokeless powder is backed by a century of manufacturing experience and the most exacting quality control procedures in the industry.
Also, we check and control chemical composition, the shape and size of powder grains, even the propellants’ density and porosity. We send samples of every batch to our ballistics lab, testing for burning speed, among other things.
Then, after blending batches together for exactly the right ballistic characteristics, we use our advanced computerized equipment to test again.
The result: a line of products known and respected for consistent quality and performance — not only in the lab but especially on the firing line.
Summarily, with Alliant powders, you will. Not only shell after shell but also year after year.
Firstly, Alliant’s origins as a gunpowder manufacturer can be traced back more than 125 years to the DuPont Company, whose leadership position in the explosives industry is legendary.
Secondly, DuPont’s divestiture in 1912 created the Hercules Power Company as an independent entity and eventually resulted in Alliant becoming America’s premier gunpowder manufacturer.
The long, proud history of Alliant Powder began in 1872 as Laflin & Rand, later to become Hercules Powder Company — the most respected name in the reloading industry summarily.
Also, We haven’t changed them in 100 years…except to make them better.
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To begin, the information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions.
Also, this information and data may vary considerably depending on many factors, including the components used, component assembly, the type of firearm used, reloading techniques, safety precautions practiced, etc.
Firstly, Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
Secondly, Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or its substitute.
Also, The individual accessing this site assumes the risk of safe loading practices.
In addition, Failure to do so could result in severe personal injury (or death) and/or property damage.
FURTHERMORE, USE THIS DATA WITH ALLIANT BRAND POWDERS ONLY.
ALSO, REDUCE RIFLE AND HANDGUN CHARGE WEIGHTS BY 10% TO ESTABLISH A STARTING LOAD.
IN CONCLUSION, DO NOT EXCEED THE LOADS DISPLAYED ON THE SITE OR ALLIANT’S RELOADERS GUIDE.