Herters ammo any good?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Mosin, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    picked up 2 boxes of 7.62x54, was wondering if anyone knew anything about this ammo.

    Any help, thanks guys.:)
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think it is made by Prvi Partisan in Serbia. Decent stuff
     

  3. thdrduck

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    Has anyone tried the full nylon jacket 9mm they make? Wondering how it would feed and if it would gum up the barrel. Seems like a good idea if it doesn't.
     
  4. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Robo.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Their "TNJ" ammo (total nylon jacketed) in aluminum cases sounds like they are contracting with ATK (CCI/Speer/Federal) and having a hybrid round made. The aluminum cases were the trademark of CCI/Speer for their Blazer line of ammo. The nylon coated bullet is from Federal from their "Nyclad" ammo line. Federal obtained the patents from S&W (who developed the Nyclad when S&W got out of the ammo business).

    The S&W/Federal Nyclads worked just fine. I never heard of a problem with build up.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Oh, and I stand corrected. It looks like Cabela's has the Herter's ammo line made by several foreign contractors. Mostly Tula arsenal, Russia (Wolf).
     
  7. res45

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    Herter's,who he was and what he did.

    The Herters name was bought by an Indonesian Co. Cabalas owns the right to sell the Herters products. Herters doesn't mfg. ammo they repackage ammo from various foreign and domestic companies,depending on the caliber you may fine CCI,Tula,Wolf,Prvi Partizan etc. etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
  8. Westy

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    Herter's was quite a place. I grew up in Waseca and my Grandpa worked there dying bucktails for tying flies. It was the Cabelas of the 60's. They had everything from their own guns to snowmobiles. I still have some of George's books. George was a weird guy. Finally went under when he got caught importing protected birds for the feathers.
     
  9. FrontierTCB

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    Interesting stuff. Learn something new every day
     
  10. tomingreeneco

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    I used to go to a Herters store in Northern WI. back in the late 60's. Great store with all sorts of unusual items. I tried some of their .357 HP ammo last year and had no problems with it. It was on sale and I basically purchased it for the brass (for reloading).
     
  11. KG7IL

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    I have four of the Herter brother's book in my personal library, they are amazing.

    An example: Don't climb a tree with a saw to top it. Instead strap dynamite at the point you want to top it and shoot it from a safe distance

    These are handy tips that are just so hard to use today :(
     
  12. huffmanite

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    Bought a box of Herters 6.5x55 at the Cabela's in Buda, Tx. a few months ago. Box says manufactured by Sellier & Bellot. Shot decently in a couple of my Swedes.....nothing to brag about. I reload. When I first resized the Herters brass, had distinct impression the brass was on the hard side and would anneal it before reloading it the second time. Fired that batch, no split necks, and have reloaded the brass again.