red dot for 9mm loads


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dbldown
June 8, 2012, 02:04 PM
I just did a search and saw that a number of members use or have used Red dot in there 9mm loads. I am using the Lyman #49 and also a older Speer manual that only have red dot recipes in cast. Anyone care to share some 9mm loads for jacketed 9's?

I'm shooting a Ruger SR9, would load mainly 115fmj's. I no longer load for shotgun and have plenty of RD left.

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ralph2
June 8, 2012, 02:43 PM
I couldn't get it to work in my Glock 17 unless I reduced the load to the point where the gun wouldn't cycle but if your gun will cycle with a light load it should be OK. I would give it a try if I were you.

Steve C
June 8, 2012, 03:25 PM
I've used a load of 4.2grs of Red Dot behind a 115gr jacketed bullet. The Velcocity from a Beretta 92 was 1,132 fps average.

This link will show you the 9mm Alliant data from their earlier reloading data 2001:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=449E5C14A97DD6FE!189&authkey=!ADj1O0QKbnYz6R0

1KPerDay
June 8, 2012, 03:30 PM
http://www.castpics.net/LoadData/Freebies/RM/Alliant.html

2001 and 2003 says 4.5 red dot under a 115 FMJ. I'd reduce 10% to start of course.

BYJO4
June 8, 2012, 03:57 PM
I use Bullseye with 115 gr FMJ and get excellent results.

Stumper
June 9, 2012, 01:25 AM
4.0 and 124 jacketed has worked well for me OAL with the Flat Points is 1.080. With JHP My OAL was 1.15 ...I think These are NOT intended as heavy loads but watch your seating depth. Several data sources show 4.5 grains of Red Dot as max with 124/125s. Listed OAL length varies with bullet and ogive. Some old sources went higher in charge weight but 4.5 is a common max....both for 124 gr and 115.

GCBurner
June 9, 2012, 04:57 PM
My practice loads are 4.0gr. of Red Dot with a 115gr. plated bullet. Good accuracy, mild recoil, but still functions well in a Glock.

Marlin 45 carbine
June 10, 2012, 04:07 PM
RDot is a low flash and clean powder is it's only advantage in 9mm. I load cast slugs in 4 different chamberings w/it.

rcw320
June 10, 2012, 04:16 PM
I use RD in my 2 9mm cast loads and love it.

kingmt
June 11, 2012, 12:25 PM
Just stay a little under Bullseye data.

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