10mm powder of choice?


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rxspeed88
December 26, 2011, 05:12 PM
Just picked up the hornady 10mm dies for Christmas. I was wondering which powder is most preferred. I shoot the glock 29 and I'm not looking to make atomic loads but I like the feel of the Winchester silver tips at 175 grn- the bullets I purchased are Rainier 180s. I reload .45acp and I like bullseye quite a bit. Will this work for 10?

Thanks

Nick

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redneck2
December 26, 2011, 05:25 PM
Ask Mr Google. I'd search the manufacturers websites. If they don't have it listed, call their 800 number.

I load for a G20 and 45acp. Personally, I use Universal Clays or AA5 for both of those. Doesn't mean it's right, just what I use. Bullseye should work.

FWIW....I tend to use a little slower powder simply because they fill the cases more and tend to be a little more forgiving. Personal preference.

zxcvbob
December 26, 2011, 05:35 PM
Bullseye will work in anything, just like Unique. Might not be the best choice though :)

I'd try WSF, Power Pistol, AA#7, or 800X. Herco would be good except it's too bulky; might be good anyway if you compress it.

rxspeed88
December 26, 2011, 05:47 PM
I'm mostly concerned with a good metering powder. Something that will be easy enough through the first pound or so.

steve4102
December 26, 2011, 06:14 PM
Longshot, AA #7 and Silhouette.

2zulu1
December 26, 2011, 06:25 PM
Longshot is good to work with and it will give you 10mm velocities.

David Wile
December 26, 2011, 06:30 PM
Hey Nick,

I mostly used 180 grain hardcast bullets in my 10MM, and I really liked Blue Dot. I also used some 200 grain Nosler jacketed bullets and found Blue Dot worked well with those bullets. At one time, I tried Unique for the cast bullets, but I found Blue Dot worked better for me.

I was loading these rounds on a Hornady L&L progressive press, and I found the ball and flake powders metered very well through the powder measure. I also found Blue Dot would fill the case enough to easily see the powder level in each case after being charged and before placing a bullet in the case.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile

Striker Fired
December 26, 2011, 06:39 PM
A lot of people overlook Blue Dot because of the "flash" and other problems that others talk about when they tried it once. They are usually trying it in the lower pressure 45 ACP where it isn't able to work as good(but it does ok there too,at the upper limit). If more would use it in the higher pressure calibers like the 10mm,357 Sig,and even the other 45acp based 10's,they would find out what it really can do. It may still have a bigger flash,but it also works great and is a nice powder.

Blown6L
December 26, 2011, 06:41 PM
AA#7

gofastman
December 26, 2011, 08:33 PM
I like longshot

rxspeed88
December 26, 2011, 08:37 PM
Thanks everybody! I forgot to mention im using a LNL. It looks like its longshot and blue dot. I will pick up whichever one i find next time im at the gun shop. The flash wont be a problem. I actually look forward to it. I only carry the commercial stuff (silver tips) for cc anyway.

Willfully Armed
December 26, 2011, 08:40 PM
See, I'm anti BD, because I bought a pound of defective BD. Loads tested by Alliant/ATK generated an excess 20,000 psi.

It fatally injured my ruger blackhawk.




I prefer IMR SR4756 in 10mm.

Metal Tiger
December 26, 2011, 08:41 PM
I mostly used 180 grain hardcast bullets in my 10MM, and I really liked Blue Dot. I also used some 200 grain Nosler jacketed bullets and found Blue Dot worked well with those bullets. At one time, I tried Unique for the cast bullets, but I found Blue Dot worked better for me.

Dave Wile

Thanks David for the Blue Dot tips. I have not tried that powder and as been suggested may do very well in higher-pressure cartridges like the 10mm.

zxcvbob
December 26, 2011, 09:12 PM
I bought a pound of Blue Dot and tried it in .357 Magnum and .30 Carbine, and it really sucked in both. I got decent performance but severe leading in .357, and case head separations in .30 Carbine. I used up the last of it in .45 Colt +P, and surprisingly it worked great there.

AA#7 can be used in exactly the same applications at Blue Dot, but loaded to the same performance levels it doesn't cause leading in .357 and it doesn't blow the heads off of .30 Carbine.

I haven't tried either in 10mm, BD may be great there. But I'll bet AA#7 works better.

jeffreybehr
December 27, 2011, 12:55 PM
Rxspeed88, if you'll be using your reloads for PD, Longshot (and BlueDot, 800-X, and A5) is a poor choice, as it produces lots of muzzleflash. I suggest A7; it produces very low flash and meters very well.

http://jeffreybehr.zenfolio.com/

Dueling1911s
December 27, 2011, 04:13 PM
blue dot is my favorite at 10.6 grains with a hornady 180gr fmj. with ranier you need to load down by 10% as if it was lead heads since its plated

56hawk
December 27, 2011, 04:41 PM
I recently started reloading 10mm, and after having a case blowout using 700X I bought a pound of Blue Dot. It will push a 200 grain bullet over 1200 fps in my S&W 1076 with no signs of pressure.

Using any fast burning powder in a 10mm is kind of pointless. If I wanted to shoot light loads, I would just use one of my 40's. And as I found out, using a fast burning powder for max loads can be dangerous.

redneck2
December 27, 2011, 05:00 PM
I use Blue Dot for my 10mm, but it's not so good for .45acp.

If you're looking for one powder, I'd go back to something in the Universal Clays/AA5 or AA7 range. Faster than Blue Dot and slower than Bullseye.

Clark
December 27, 2011, 08:20 PM
If you are going bear hunting, 200 gr bullets and 800X.

If you are going mouse hunting, 135 gr bullets and W231.

Everything else is in between.

psyshack
December 27, 2011, 10:24 PM
Blue Dot works great for me in 180 and 200gn XTP's. 155's like a tad faster powder.

I would never use the fast to real fast powders in any 10mm load.

Robert101
December 28, 2011, 06:04 PM
I use Blue Dot for my heavier (never exceeding published data) loads. It has worked well for years and not once caused a problem. My data shows Blue Dot 10.5 grains as max load for 180 grain Jacketed bullets.

janobles14
December 29, 2011, 12:34 AM
hs-6 for light to medium loads and aa #9 for full power. max loads of the #9 are a BEAST! :)

dsb1829
January 2, 2012, 10:55 AM
Bluedot seems to be a favorite over on glocktalk, but power pistol and AA #5 or #7 also get a lot of votes.

I too got my 10mm setup up and running for christmas. I picked up 1lb of bluedot and 5lb of accurate #2. The #2 can be used as general purpose across most pistol calibers, I stumbled into my local pawn shop sale at 20% off the jug was about $75. For full power 10mm the bluedot is a lot better choice, but for plinking the general purpose powder is cheap and will be fine for light 10mm target or IDPA loads.

Peter M. Eick
January 2, 2012, 09:51 PM
For moderate 10mm's, AA7, Longshot, Blue Dot. To get warm to hot, 800x is the key.

atblis
January 2, 2012, 09:59 PM
800X is awesome in 10mm, except that it meters so badly I refuse to use it. Weighing charges is for chumps.

Power Pistol meters well and makes good velocity.

Unique actually does fine for me. Meters acceptably. IIRC, I was getting a 180 at a tick under 1200 FPS with the max load.

Dueling1911s
January 3, 2012, 11:07 AM
I use Blue Dot for my heavier (never exceeding published data) loads. It has worked well for years and not once caused a problem. My data shows Blue Dot 10.5 grains as max load for 180 grain Jacketed bullets.

my speer book puts max load at 11.0 grains at blue dot with a 180gr fmj

but every book is a little different

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