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IMR 800-X Powder for 9mm JHP?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by LongRifle, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. LongRifle

    LongRifle Member

    I have several pounds of 800-X and want to load 115 gr. JHP with this powder. Hard to find much info on this for 9mm. I did find a load in a 1990 IMR loading guide of 6.5 grains. Current loads on IMR internet site just list it for lead bullets.

    Was wondering if any members use 800-X in 9mm for jacketed bullets and what are there thoughts on it? Clean burning, accurate, etc.
  2. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    I have checked three loading manuals and the Hodgdon web site and have not found any loading data for 800x /115 gr bullets. Appears not to be a workable combo for some reason.
  3. 243winxb

    243winxb Well-Known Member


    The 6.5gr 115 jhp load is in th 1999 IMR loading guide also. I have not used it in 9mm. 800X can bridge in the drop tube. You will get a weight variation of about .3 grs, as it drops from the powder measure. Its clean enought for me in the 45acp & 44 mag. Its best used as a shotgun powder.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2010
  4. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    800X should work just fine. Its a bit faster than AA5 and HS6, slower than Unique.

    From the free IMR load pamphlet.


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  5. Casefull

    Casefull Well-Known Member

    I agree it should work fine. I use it for 45 super and compressed loads in 40 and 10mm and I really like the powder.
  6. zeke

    zeke Well-Known Member

    Used up seldom used powder in 9mm, including a can of 800x. Have gotten very good results using it, however like others indicated it was a pain. My RCBS powder measure sticks and cuts granules using it. As i recall "settled" the powder in the case, before seating the bullet.

    Rem brass, Fed 100 primer, Win 115 fmjfb, 1.157 col, 6.6 grains 800x.
    From Browning hp bout 1170 fps and very good accuracy.
  7. JimKirk

    JimKirk Well-Known Member

    Works good in 44 mag too. I have load to test in 357 SIG, when I take time to do it.
    Fine 20 GA shotgun powder.

    Jimmy K

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