Reloaders: Alliant Has Improved Herco Powder


Reloaders: Alliant Has Improved Herco Powder

Reloaders who load shotgun and handgun ammunition may be interested to learn about the “new and improved” version of Herco powder announced yesterday by Alliant Powder. Marketed for loading heavy or magnum loads in high-brass shotgun shells and magnum handguns, the new formulation is said to flow better and burn cleaner.

From the press release:

Alliant Powder, a leading manufacturer of smokeless powder, has enhanced its legendary Herco propellant, giving shooters improved performance with no changes to reloading data. Shipments of improved Herco have started being delivered to dealers.

For years, reloaders have relied on the performance of Alliant Powder Herco to craft precise, heavy shotshell and handgun loads. Now the proven propellant is even better, offering cleaner burning and improved flow characteristics. Better, those changes do not change reloading data. Enhanced Herco offers Alliant Powder’s legendary lot-to-lot consistency and is proudly made in America.


  • Cleaner burning
  • Improved flow
  • Perfect for 28-gauge straight hulls
  • Ideal burn speed for light field steel loads
  • Excellent lot-to-lot consistency
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Part No. / Description / MSRP

  • 150618 / Herco 1-pound bottle / $25.99
  • 150620 / Herco 4-pound bottle / $89.99
  • 150619 / Herco 8-pound bottle / $169.99

For more Alliant Powder information and load data, visit

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