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Blue Dot

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SlowFuse, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. SlowFuse

    SlowFuse Well-Known Member

    I bought Blue Dot to use with 9mm but have not been terribly excited with the results. I knew to begin with it was on the edge of being too slow for this but wanted to try it anyways. Reduced 223 loads peaked my interest as well.

    But, i've been wondering... Has anyone tried this powder in 327 Fed Mag? Between the most obvious warning (no data) and with the 357 Mag and 41 Mag warnings on the site it has me a little nervous to go there. Has anyone had any luck with this?

    Not looking for data really, just pure curiosity.
  2. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I loaded thousands of great Blue Dot 125 gr. .357 rounds before Alliant came out with that mysterious warning.
  3. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    I used Blue Dot in 357 Magnum under 160 grain cast SWCs, but I have not loaded these since the middle to late 1980s. I have not loaded any appreciable amount of 357 Magnum in a long time either.

    I most frequently use Blue Dot in 38 Super and 38/45 Clerke.
  4. moonzapa

    moonzapa Well-Known Member

    I use Blue Dot in my 10mm Glock. Works great and is my go to powder in that cartridge. Highly recommended when a slow burning powder is required for the larger calibers. An interesting side note about blue dot is that you will get a blue flash when firing ammo loaded with it. :)
  5. Kp321

    Kp321 Well-Known Member

    I use Blue Dot with 147gr bullets in 9mm. Started using it with cast 147's because faster powders would key hole while BD loads shot great.
  6. JLDickmon

    JLDickmon Well-Known Member

    I honestly don't see why it wouldn't work..
    They list data for Power Pistol (which is faster) and 2400 (which is slower)...
  7. the Black Spot

    the Black Spot Well-Known Member

    I use blue dot with heavier bullets. It did well when using 310 gr cast bullets from a 3" barreled 44 special.
  8. Dirty Bob

    Dirty Bob Well-Known Member

    I use Blue Dot with .45 Colt and have been happy with the results.

    Dirty Bob
  9. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Not enough Blue Dot will fit in 9mm, 40sw, 10mm, for me.
    Too much Blue Dot will fit in .223, but the accuracy and clean bore at 35kpsi are great.
    Blue Dot can hang or partially hand up in an RCBS uniflow powder measure.
    So loading Blue Dot into .223 requires checking the fill on each case.
  10. SlowFuse

    SlowFuse Well-Known Member

    Maybe I should try the 147's and blue dot in 9mm. So far I've only tried 124 XTPs.

    I guess there's not a lot of people loading the 327 FM.
  11. john wall

    john wall Well-Known Member

    Works great in the 44 Mag with 180 gr pills. LOTSA FLASH!
  12. clone

    clone Well-Known Member

    Blue dot works very well in longer barrels. I'm pushing 115gr bullets upward of 1600 to 1700 fps in my carbine, without excessive pressures. Good stuff.
  13. SlowFuse

    SlowFuse Well-Known Member

    Clone, is that a 9mm carbine you're talking about?

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