best 9mm powder?

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  1. shaner

    shaner XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    since iam gettin a bunch of bullets whats everyone choice on reloading powders for the 9mm 115 and 124's ive always used HP-38 or titegroup..whats everyone else usein?

     
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    Titegroup and Bullseye, right now I'm using Red Dot but I don't like it as much, it's too coarse.
     
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    Depends on what you want the bullet to do.

    If you are on the cheap, avoid Vihta Vhouri powders...expensive.

    Bullseye, red-dot, AA, cheaper powders...Tite-group works well and is on the inexpensive side.

    3.2 gr tite group and a 147 gr. bullet is a nice load in 9mm.
     
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    you like the heavier bullets mulanaman? ive never used them 124 is the heaviest ive used
     
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    I'm a big fan of big bullet with a fast powder. I like that type of recoil, its more of a push into the palm instead of a snap.
     
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    Winchester 231.

    Some of the loads I can do between calibers without reseting my powder measure. :D
     
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    I run 3.0 grains of TiteGroup under a 147g Zero JHP, with an OAL of 1.150. It get me about 131 for power factor out of my Tactical. :)
     
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    I don't know what kind of load you are looking for; plinking or a hot load. My favorite powder is Ramshot True Blue for most of my pistols (9 mm, 38 spec., 45 Colt and 45 ACP). This powder is very flexible, consistant, meters very well in progressive press, and is amazingly clean. For the 9 MM with 124 JHP I use 6.2 gr. of True Blue, and Fed 100 primers. Velocity is 1,044 FPS average for 30 shots and an SD of 8. CED chronograph screens were 15' out.
     
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    I favor a 124grn in 9mm..personally I think 147 is too heavy.

    I use Bullseye for moderate practive loads and 6.4grns of Power pistol for hotter loads. Both powders meter great out of my lock-n-load progressive. The PP load gives a nice soccer ball size fireball out of my XD-9 service too. :shock:
     
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    i load just for an all around load , why i use 115's mainly , tite group seems to have a lot of followers i like HP-38 so i may try it
     
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    I use 4.5 GR of Bullseye with 115 GR JHP from Rainier In my reloads and it seems to work ok. COL is 1.126".
     
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    Power pistol will be my next powder for 9mm.I've been using unique,but after shooting some loaded with pp it's nice.
     
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    I like Red Dot. It's a little coarse and meters hard thru my old Redding powder measure, but it's super accurate and clean. At least for me !!
     
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    What loat do you use for red dot? I've been loading 4.5gr 124gr lead.

     

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