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9mm fmj + Bullseye- good marriage or not?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ChuckB, Feb 13, 2008.

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  1. ChuckB

    ChuckB Member

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    Hi, loaders. I'm pretty new at this reloading game, but have made up some excellent .45 lswc loads with Bullseye powder. I would prefer to stick with one powder for both, if possible. Is BE a good powder for 9mm, or should I search for another one for both? My use is strictly for target competition, not combat, so I don't need a heavy "push", just accuracy. Thanks for your input.

    Chuck
     
  2. ChuckS1

    ChuckS1 Member

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    My P225 likes 3.8 grains of Bullseye and 147 grain cast bullets.
     
  3. Canuck-IL

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    Refer to any of the 2 (minimum) reloading manuals that you should have. BE works OK in 9mm - charge range depends on bullet type and weight.
    /Bryan
     
  4. RustyFN

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    I'm not a big Bullseye fan. I prefer HS-6 and Titegroup in 9mm.
    Rusty
     
  5. Slamfire

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    I conducted load development with Bullseye in a Match Accurized M92. This pistol has a very tight Bar Sto Barrel I wanted light recoil and accuracy. So I went up in charge weight till I found a load that consistently functioned the pistol and was accurate.

    Compared to factory FMJ ball, my loads are powder puff, but are a basis for comparison.

    Bullseye should be an excellent powder in the 9mm, though the few Bullseye shooters I have known, recommended “Power Pistol” for the 50 yard range.

    M92 Bar Sto Barrel


    125 LRN Valiant .356" 3.5 grs Bullseye S&W cases WSP OAL 1.110"
    27-Mar-06 T = 58 °F accurate, high percentage failure to feed

    Ave Vel = 986.5
    Std Dev = 9.21
    ES = 25.78
    High = 992.9
    Low = 972.9
    N = 14


    125 LRN .356" 4.0 grs Bullseye S&W cases WSP OAL 1.110"
    27-Mar-06 T = 58 °F accurate, consistent function

    Ave Vel = 1114
    Std Dev = 20.63
    ES = 79.03
    High = 1167
    Low = 1088
    N = 32


    125 gr FMJ Olympic Factory
    T = 61 °F
    Ave Vel = 1261
    Std Dev = 20.
    ES = 63.11
    High = 1288
    Low = 1225
    N = 10
     
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    I load up 4.8gr of Bullseye ubder a 115gr FMJ. It's a good blasting load. A lot of people swear Power Pistol is the best 9mm powder.
     
  7. TheGrimReaper

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    I like and have used Unique in both 9mm and .45 Acp.
     
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    Unique and bullseye are both good all around powders.
     
  9. ChuckS1

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    From Encyclopedia of Bullseye (http://www.bullseyepistol.com/reloads.htm)

    A Load for the 9mm Service Pistol

    Here is a 9mm load that David Sams has been using for testing Beretta 92 barrels and his completed guns that has been proven sub 1.5" groups at 50 yds is as follows:

    * Starline brass
    * 115gr Hornady FMJ-RN bullet
    * 6.0 - 6.2gr Alliant Power Pistol powder
    * Rem #5 1/2 SP primers
    * O.A.L. -- 1.120" no-crimp

    Out of a barrel test fixture using Bar-Sto barrels groups have consistently run between .975" to 1.5" averaging about 1". Through David's completed 92F's, he claims that they have been running 1.3" - 1.5" as a reminder these are hand-loaded.
     
  10. ChuckS1

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    double post, sorry
     
  11. herohog

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    +1 on the Bullseye powder!

    I will use 231 if I can't get Bullseye but only if I can't get Bullseye!
     
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