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Trailboss in a 9mm anybody tried it?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by atblis, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

    No data I can find.

    Just curious if anybody has tried or has seen data.

    Wondering if you have enough room to get up to a reasonable velocity.
  2. APIT

    APIT New Member

    I haven't but do use it for 45LC. I think the reason there are no loads revolves around case size and loading density of said powder. In the past Ive had very good success directly emailing Hodgden w/ questions. They usually got back to me that day or the next. So, if you get no joy here then go to the source.
  3. robctwo

    robctwo Well-Known Member

    I've used it in 45lc, which it was designed for, and 45acp, where it worked quite well, but was much more expensive than other great powders. I used it all up and will probably not buy more unless get back into 45lc shooting.

    I doubt that it would work for the 9mm very well. Especially with so many other great choices. I'm using Universal right now with 124 gr lrn from a ocal caster. Very nice.
  4. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    That's got to be a bad mis-match, and one that I wouldn't experiment with.

    By the time you got any real velocity you would be compressing the powder, and that's a big no no with Trail Boss.
  5. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    If there's a mismatch in reloading, this is it.
  6. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Well-Known Member

    Why not call IMR and talk to tech support? (913) 362-9455
  7. lgbloader

    lgbloader Well-Known Member

    Yup, Definately a better powder out there for Lead boolits and 9mm.

    If your looking for light loads, try N320.

  8. Ghiller

    Ghiller Member

    I use Trailboss for my .45acp loads, and I love it!!...However, I don't think it's a good idea for 9mm...I did alot of research, and I cannot find ANY load data for TB in the 9mm...just the wrong application...I will second the use of VV N320...Huge IDPA load where I am..a little expensive, but very worth it...soft, and cleeeeaaannn..none cleaner.
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I doubt you could get enough TB in the case to work, and compressing TB is a no no according to IMR. (oops, I see that was already posted)

    700X, AA #2, AA #5, N320, N330, N340, WSF, Unique, etc are all good choices.

    700X, AA #2, and N320 will excel in light loads with lead bullets in 9MM.
  10. Eb1

    Eb1 Well-Known Member

    Use Unique for a 9mm with lead boolits. I use 5.0 grains with a 125 grain Con. nose boolit. I have not cronographed them, but in my XD9 4" i get exceptional accuracy, and reliable ejection and feeding.

    Use Unique.
  11. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member


    Yep. Ordered 32lbs of Unique. Using it for everything now. Seems to work great in 9mm.

    Did give up on cast bullets though.
  12. flipajig

    flipajig Well-Known Member

    im using w231 4.4 grns and works fine for me a budy is using TB for his 38spc and 357mag not recomended for 9mm not resposable for using my data
  13. VegasOPM

    VegasOPM Well-Known Member

    Did a test using .38 data. Even for a mild loading, the case runneth over- big time.

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