9mm fmj + Bullseye- good marriage or not?


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ChuckB
February 13, 2008, 07:36 PM
Hi, loaders. I'm pretty new at this reloading game, but have made up some excellent .45 lswc loads with Bullseye powder. I would prefer to stick with one powder for both, if possible. Is BE a good powder for 9mm, or should I search for another one for both? My use is strictly for target competition, not combat, so I don't need a heavy "push", just accuracy. Thanks for your input.

Chuck

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ChuckS1
February 13, 2008, 07:42 PM
My P225 likes 3.8 grains of Bullseye and 147 grain cast bullets.

Canuck-IL
February 13, 2008, 07:48 PM
Refer to any of the 2 (minimum) reloading manuals that you should have. BE works OK in 9mm - charge range depends on bullet type and weight.
/Bryan

RustyFN
February 13, 2008, 07:56 PM
I'm not a big Bullseye fan. I prefer HS-6 and Titegroup in 9mm.
Rusty

SlamFire1
February 13, 2008, 08:31 PM
I conducted load development with Bullseye in a Match Accurized M92. This pistol has a very tight Bar Sto Barrel I wanted light recoil and accuracy. So I went up in charge weight till I found a load that consistently functioned the pistol and was accurate.

Compared to factory FMJ ball, my loads are powder puff, but are a basis for comparison.

Bullseye should be an excellent powder in the 9mm, though the few Bullseye shooters I have known, recommended “Power Pistol” for the 50 yard range.

M92 Bar Sto Barrel


125 LRN Valiant .356" 3.5 grs Bullseye S&W cases WSP OAL 1.110"
27-Mar-06 T = 58 °F accurate, high percentage failure to feed

Ave Vel = 986.5
Std Dev = 9.21
ES = 25.78
High = 992.9
Low = 972.9
N = 14


125 LRN .356" 4.0 grs Bullseye S&W cases WSP OAL 1.110"
27-Mar-06 T = 58 °F accurate, consistent function

Ave Vel = 1114
Std Dev = 20.63
ES = 79.03
High = 1167
Low = 1088
N = 32


125 gr FMJ Olympic Factory
T = 61 °F
Ave Vel = 1261
Std Dev = 20.
ES = 63.11
High = 1288
Low = 1225
N = 10

fourrobert13
February 13, 2008, 08:51 PM
I load up 4.8gr of Bullseye ubder a 115gr FMJ. It's a good blasting load. A lot of people swear Power Pistol is the best 9mm powder.

TheGrimReaper
February 13, 2008, 11:22 PM
I like and have used Unique in both 9mm and .45 Acp.

Seafarer12
February 13, 2008, 11:44 PM
Unique and bullseye are both good all around powders.

ChuckS1
February 14, 2008, 07:19 PM
From Encyclopedia of Bullseye (http://www.bullseyepistol.com/reloads.htm)

A Load for the 9mm Service Pistol

Here is a 9mm load that David Sams has been using for testing Beretta 92 barrels and his completed guns that has been proven sub 1.5" groups at 50 yds is as follows:

* Starline brass
* 115gr Hornady FMJ-RN bullet
* 6.0 - 6.2gr Alliant Power Pistol powder
* Rem #5 1/2 SP primers
* O.A.L. -- 1.120" no-crimp

Out of a barrel test fixture using Bar-Sto barrels groups have consistently run between .975" to 1.5" averaging about 1". Through David's completed 92F's, he claims that they have been running 1.3" - 1.5" as a reminder these are hand-loaded.

ChuckS1
February 14, 2008, 07:23 PM
double post, sorry

herohog
February 14, 2008, 07:26 PM
+1 on the Bullseye powder!

I will use 231 if I can't get Bullseye but only if I can't get Bullseye!

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