Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

9mm loads for 16" barrel?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mgregg85, Apr 27, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    2,008
    Location:
    Midland, MI
    Anyone have any load recipes for 9mm with a 16" barrel?

    I'm hoping for higher velocity perhaps with a slower burning powder. Don't want to exceed SAAMI specs though.
     
  2. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,910
    You are only going to get another 100-150 fps in a 16" barrel over a 4-5" handgun without exceeding SAAMI specs. Use a 147 grain bullet and you might wind up with less velocity than a handgun due to barrel friction.

    You have to take it for what it is. You're not going to get any soaring velocities without going overboard.
     
  3. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    2,008
    Location:
    Midland, MI
    Yeah I guess I kinda figured, I was hoping there might be something to using slower powders to make a gain.
     
  4. joneb

    joneb Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,663
    Location:
    Oregon
    what is the firearm ?
     
  5. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,640
    Try AA#7, it was a military powder for carbine 9mm. Its about as slow as Blue Dot and you'll use around 8.0grs + with a 115gr bullet, see Accurate on line data.
     
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    45,653
    Location:
    Alabama
    AA #5 does well with 16" barrels, so AA #7 should do real well too. I haven't tried it though.
     
  7. strat81

    strat81 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    3,912
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Power Pistol is another relatively slow powder that works well in 9mm.
     
  8. RyanM

    RyanM Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    4,412
    Location:
    PA
  9. rg1

    rg1 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,198
    Location:
    Kentucky
    My 9mm 16" carbine gets about 170 fps more than the same loads in a Glock19 pistol. That's with 124gr bullets loaded to about 1050fps in the pistol and getting a little over 1200fps in the carbine. These results are using Unique powder. For top velocities in the longer barrel, slower powders such as Hodgdon Longshot or Alliant Power Pistol would probably be the best way to go. Hodgdon and Alliant websites have data for these powders but I haven't tried any other loads yet. I don't want to have two different loads in 9mm so I've just settled on the same loads for both as it shoots extremely well in both.
     
  10. joneb

    joneb Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,663
    Location:
    Oregon
    I have a .45 acp carbine w/a 16" barrel the action is straight blow back semi-auto, I had some feed problems with 185gr JHPs with slower powders, Unique and AA#5 work very well and I think Power Pistol would be another good choice. Would the higher pressure of the 9x19 help with lighter bullets and slow powders with this action type ?
     
  11. Steve C

    Steve C Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    4,640
    The main problem with slow powders in the 9mm is the small case capacity doesn't allow for enough powder. Powders as slow as Blue Dot and AA#7 are about the slowest you can use effectively. I believe I'd read that AA#7 was the powder used by the Israelis for their SMG ammo. Hodgdon HS6 is another powder that does well in the 9mm.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  12. Galil5.56

    Galil5.56 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,064
    HS-6 worked very well for me in an Uzi w/16" barrel. Nice balance of propellant speed, charge weight, and velocity. I imagine if you went with some "major" data out there, performance would be very impressive.

    Also used Unique with the then current data which was a max of 6.2 grains/115 FMJ, and that is/was a real screamer, and of course perfect ejection.
     
  13. ricciardelli

    ricciardelli Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Messages:
    43
    Location:
    Montana, USA
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page