Powder for 124 Grain 9MM RN cast bullets


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ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 01:53 PM
I am looking for a good powder to use with 124 gr 9mm rn cast bullets from Missouri Bullet Company. I am using various commercial once fired brass with federal small pistol primers. I am shooting a smith and wesson sw9ve and a taurus pt 111 9mm. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 01:56 PM
There's a whole bunch. At this time in history, you're probably best off getting one that'll "do" instead of one that is "best". Get some Red-Dot and or Promo.

ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
Certaindeaf,

Do you have any load data for those? Red dot in particular?

mljdeckard
February 12, 2013, 02:03 PM
Even if he did, the first place I would look would be the company's web site.

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 02:03 PM
Well I'm sure I do.. it sounds like you need a Lyman 49th edition loading manual and probably more.. like Lyman's cast bullet manual.

ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 02:05 PM
Gee thanks. I have those. Guess I wont ask anymore questions.

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 02:07 PM
As I said in post 2, get what powder that you can get that'll work.. as described in your manuals!

ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 02:19 PM
I have access to Winchester WSF. Would anyone use this?

ReloaderFred
February 12, 2013, 02:21 PM
Lyman has loads listed for WSF and the 125 gr. bullet. Just use that data and you'll be fine.

Hope this helps.

Fred

ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 02:23 PM
Thanks Fred

wankerjake
February 12, 2013, 02:24 PM
Yes, Hodgdon's website has data for WSF. I have not used it, but things being as they are you can only use what is currently available, which isn't much.

I have had good luck with Titegroup and 124/125gr LRN, but I imagine there are many other powders that will do the job.

ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 02:28 PM
Jake -

Im not sure if this is true but I have heard that titegroup is a little more for jacketed bullets as opposed to lrn. Have you ever had any major leading issues with titegroup?

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 02:31 PM
I have access to Winchester WSF. Would anyone use this?
Perhaps you don't understand. If it's in the manual it's "OK" to use. If it's in the/a manual and I could get it, I'd get it and use it, if I was you.

ldlfh7
February 12, 2013, 02:34 PM
certaindeaf -

I am new to reloading as you have already figured out. If I were to have access to "any" powder regardless of supply or demand, what would you use with the lead bullet. Thats all im asking.

Walkalong
February 12, 2013, 02:35 PM
WSF is good stuff and should work well. Since you have some, go for it. No worries.

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 02:42 PM
certaindeaf -

I am new to reloading as you have already figured out. If I were to have access to "any" powder regardless of supply or demand, what would you use with the lead bullet. Thats all im asking.
I hear you. I also hear that there are some wonderful powders out there for the 9 (etc). Me personally, given my druthers, I'd use (and do) Red Dot or Promo (Promo is exactly the same but cheaper and has no red dots).. its been used forever for about most things and it works quite good enough for me loading everything from .25acp to 30-06 with lead, gas checked/paper-patched or not.
You might even be able to get it, which is an issue for some regarding any powder at the present time. Anyway, good luck and welcome to THR!

GCBurner
February 12, 2013, 03:12 PM
I also like Red Dot for 9mm practice loads with lead bullets. It burns cleanly, and a little bit goes a long way.

SSN Vet
February 12, 2013, 03:16 PM
W231 has been a "go to" powder for 9mm, 45acp and 38 spl for years....

4 gr under you pill should do you just fine...

don't load up near the max untill you confirm that you are not getting leading.

MADDOG
February 12, 2013, 03:26 PM
I found 2 1lb. cans of Royal Scot-D for $10 a while back. I loaded 3.3 gr. behind a 125gr. bullet. They are working just fine for me. I think you could probably use just about any powder. Look in your reloading guide and pick one out. You should see what powder is available for you to buy and then go from there. Good luck

Xfire68
February 12, 2013, 04:03 PM
I have not loaded a ton of LRN but, those that I have have done fine with Bullseye and Unique.

Certaindeaf
February 12, 2013, 04:13 PM
I found 2 1lb. cans of Royal Scot-D..
Jeez, I've never even heard of that one. One of my most favorite powders, old or not, is the long discontinued Topmark.

latesvak
February 12, 2013, 05:28 PM
For my cast I use bulls eye and have had great success. Have had no reason to try anything else.
Just my 2 cents.


Latesvak

joecil
February 12, 2013, 07:33 PM
I've used the following with a similar bullet though 125 gr, Titegroup, Bullseye, HP-38, Clays, Universal, Unique, AA#2. All seemed to work find for target shooting within the guide lines listed by the manufactures as to OAL and staying between the min - max of the powder for a L-RN bullet.

chris in va
February 12, 2013, 07:41 PM
I've tried quite a few as well. Currently on Bullseye, seems to work well and burns cleaner than the PB I tried.

wankerjake
February 12, 2013, 08:00 PM
Jake -

Im not sure if this is true but I have heard that titegroup is a little more for jacketed bullets as opposed to lrn. Have you ever had any major leading issues with titegroup?

No more than anything else, leading is pretty minimal. I am shooting them at minimum powder charge.

Bula
February 12, 2013, 08:06 PM
I like W231 or HP38 (same powder) for my 125g 9mm cast loads.

LUCKYDAWG13
February 12, 2013, 08:15 PM
i use a lot of Bullseye in my 9mm for my cast boolit's
3.8gr of Bullseye in my 9mm under a 125gr castboolit
works well for me

1KPerDay
February 12, 2013, 08:16 PM
I personally use 3.7 grains red dot with MBC smallball. I've gone through 2K of them in my 226 and 92FS. Lovely load. don't shoot indoors, though. ;)

Yarddog
February 12, 2013, 09:00 PM
Unique is a great powder,,, I don't think you could throw two charges without
noticing it... It's a powder that favors the high side of the chart ; )

Y/D

ldlfh7
February 13, 2013, 01:30 PM
I was able to get my hands on winchester wsf so I think I will be using that. Would like to find unique but anything is tough to find right now.

ReloaderFred
February 13, 2013, 03:24 PM
I dropped Unique years ago. I've got 5 powder measures mounted on my bench, with another couple on the shelf. I never could get consistent powder charges with Unique through any of them, and there are other powders that do just as well that will meter much better.

Hope this helps.

Fred

greyling22
February 13, 2013, 05:52 PM
I always had more issues with the real fast powders than with slower ones. red dot and tight group stripped pretty bad for me. wsf is my current best performer.

9 has been tricky for me. if you start having issues, take a look at this link here. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?121737-Setting-up-for-boolits-in-a-new-9mm

area51
February 13, 2013, 06:29 PM
w231 and bullseye are my to go powders....

Can't go wrong with either one. My last load was 4.1grains of 231 with some MBC small ball and they performed really well on my p99 and lc9.

Cheetos
February 13, 2013, 06:52 PM
I currently use Universal for those same MBC bullets. I would say Unique or Universal. The Universal burns a little cleaner.

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