Well, I've been shooting 125gr LRNs in my 9mm with hodgdon titegroup and clays and I like both powders, but I happened into some bullseye and unique and I want to try them out. The problem is that alliant doesn't list reloading data for lead bullets in 9mm on their website. I know people shoot these powders for in 9mm, so anybody want to share their recipes with me?
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October 10, 2008, 02:04 AM
Alliant doesn't list any .40 S&W lead loads either. You can always email Alliant [firstname.lastname@example.org] and ask for loads [powder & bullets] specific to your needs. I have done so several times and have received a response in a couple of days. Alliant has much more data than is published and I have complained that there is a definite lack of lead bullet load data. Obviously, Alliant is more concerned about pushing data for Speer bullets which are jacketed.
October 10, 2008, 04:32 AM
From their online data a couple years ago. I'll have it available until 10/17.
October 10, 2008, 07:17 AM
The link provided by Steve is correct Alliant data, but will be very hot if worked up to max charges. For example:
4 grains of Bullseye gets me a measured avg velocity of 1092 fps from my Beretta M9.
5 grains of Unique gets 1180 fps avg velocity from the same pistol.
I am not saying they are dangerous max charge weights, just when you start out WJ, you might go lower than the recommended 10% start weight. FWIW, I have found 4.2-4.5 grains of Unique to be a really sweet shooting weight, and what I crank out most.
Also wanted to mention an extremely valuable internet tool I have used for years for finding discontinued load data, and a lot of other stuff:
This site allows you to go back to a certain website as it existed many years back. It can run very slow at times, not connect/crash but it has always bee worth the wait. I think there is a mirror site that can be found with a google search. Here is the Alliant homepage from Nov 1998 where you can click on data