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Hercules Reloader#9

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tightgroup tiger, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Member

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    When Alliant bought out Hercules did they change any of the Hercules recipes or is, for instants, the old Hercules Reloader#9 powder the same as the new Alliant AA#9?

    Can I use AA#9 data for Reloader#9 powder? I have some of the old Hercules Reloader powders and wanted to ask this question before using it.
     
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    AA #9 has nothing to do with Hercules or Alliant powders.

    AA is Accurate Arms brand powder.

    No, it does not use the same data as Hercules #9.

    But quite frankly, I have never heard of Hercules #9, or Reloader #9.

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    i don't think there's such a thing as Alliant Reloder 9

    perhaps you're thinking about Alliant Reloder 7 and Accurate No. 7, in which case, no, the data is not even close to interchangable. Reloder 7 is a rifle powder. AA No. 7 is a handgun powder.
     
  4. tightgroup tiger

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    Then maybe it's 19, the paper on the can is ripped, it's almost empty. I have a can of Reloader 12 also that I don't think has been opened. After visiting some other sites I see the 12 is or was used in 223 loads.

    I also see Alliant doesn't list reloder 12 any more. I have no use for this stuff, I don't think anyone would want it as old as it is, guess I'll have to dump it in the yard.

    thanks for the replys and forgive my lack of knowledge of Alliant's rifle powders, I've never used any, these had to be one of my uncles or may was dad's before they passed.
     
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    If the powder is good ... don't dump it ... lot of us have older data for older products ...
    .223 Remington Data
    RL12 50 gr bullets ... 24 grs to 26 grs max

    RL12 60 gr bullets ... 22.5 to 24.5 grs max

    RL 12 68 gr bullets ... 21.5 to 23.5 max

    Data from Nosler # 3 manual...
     
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    Since they don't make RL 12 anymore, you can send it to me. I use it in my T/C 10" barreled Contender in .30-30.

    I have plenty of RL 19. It is still available.
     
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    If you can't determine if it's RL-12 or RL-19, don't use the powder.
     
  8. tightgroup tiger

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    There was no mention that I couldn't determine if it was 12 or 19. I though the 19 was 9 because the paper on the can was torn and has some missing.

    The can of 12 is like new.

    I already said I was going to dump it because it was very old.
     
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    RL-12 was also used for Garand loads.
     
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