New to the 9mm


December 4, 2012, 05:56 PM
Recently acquired a couple of 9mm but I don't reload for the 9, wondered if you guys have any tips. I do reload for 223, 308, 45 acp, 38 spl, 357mag, 44 mag and 30-30. I thought I would get some "Berry's" and use the Unique I have on hand. Is there something better?

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December 4, 2012, 06:08 PM has FMJ for the same price as the plated Berry's bullets.

December 4, 2012, 07:27 PM
I also suggest you look at Precision Delta for bullets. They make excellent FMJ bullets at a good price which includes shipping. I've used Unique in the past but now use Bullseye.

December 4, 2012, 07:27 PM
I see precisiondelta often quoted as being the same price or cheaper. Though they provide good product that is not my experience they are generally $8 to $15 dollars more per 1000.

December 5, 2012, 10:21 AM
I use Berry's and Unique in my 9mm, 45acp, 40sw, 38/357, 45lc, . And have great results.

December 5, 2012, 12:47 PM
I been having good results with HS-6 and 9mm

December 5, 2012, 03:19 PM
I have been advised that 9mm isn't as forgiving to error as say, a .45. I just check everything more frequently. But yes, I have shot a lot of Berry's over Unique, it works great.

December 5, 2012, 03:26 PM
I really like HS6 and Longshot for 9mm because those powders will get you anything you want without the spiking that can be so common with the 9mm. A couple other great features of HS6 and LS is they will occupy so much case capacity that accidental double charges are impossible, and they both burn extremely clean.


December 5, 2012, 05:54 PM
I prefer Hodgdon powders....but you have a lot of options on powder in a 9mm. I like Hodgdon Universal ....but Unique is popular as well.

Berry's is a plated bullet they suggest you load them to mid range jacketed bullet data ....and not over 1250 fps ....but again you have a lot of powder options to get you there...

picking a powder - go thru the tables, for a bullet shape and weight you like ....and look at the Min and Max see how wide the variation is. Then look at the velocity and pressure at Min and Max.../ when compared with other powders....that will tell you if that powder is a little "snappy" or not.../ and pick a powder that's easy for you to get locally.

If the Min and Max are pretty close Hodgdon TiteGroup ( they may only be 0.3 grains apart ....) its probably not your best option.

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