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Best powder for sub compact 9mm

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Chopper52, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. Chopper52

    Chopper52 Member

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    What is good powder/load to use in 9mm in sub compact Glock 26, I have been using Berry's plated 115gr. RN. I tried Unique and the accuracy is good, but there is a large muzzle flash showing that a lot of the powder is burning outside the barrel so I assume I am losing some velocity in that load. I also tried Accurate No. 5 with good tight groups at 20 yards. Any other powders/loads suggestions for the Glock 26 would be appreciated.

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  2. atblis

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    I would try Bullseye.
     
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    I think 700X is cleaner than bullseye. I switched over to it years ago.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    Some powders have flash suppressants. Off hand I don't remember which ones do that are suitable for 9MM, but that will do a great deal to eliminate the big flash.

    The Vihtavuori powders are generally low flash, but there are others as well. Search "low flash powders" here on THR

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  5. Steve C

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    For plinking loads and a bit less muzzle flash use a faster powder, Bullseye, Red Dot, Tightgroup, 700x, etc. You can find a burn rate chart at Hodgdon's website and other places. You use less fast powder so there's less of a flash.

    If you load JHP's and are looking for velocity, then Unique will give you better performance out of any length barrel than faster powders.
     
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    I've heard excellent things about Ramshot Silhouette. It is supposed to duplicate the old Winchester WAP powder that was discontinued a few years back. Silhouette is supposed to be a great powder in 9mm just like WAP was. I have also heard that it is one of the powders with a flash suppressant.

    Sorry, I know it's all second hand knowledge but I've heard both things from multiple sources.
     
  7. twice barrel

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    I've read that Hodgdon Universal has a low muzzle flash in spite of performing very similar to Unique.

    TB
     
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    In use Titegroup and it seems to work fine with 115, 124 and 147 gr bullets.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    It is.
     
  10. Kraylon

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    I just shoot 200 rounds with my sig p229 in 40 cal that I loaded using ramshots true blue and it was great low flash and not a hard recoil and accurate. I would like to try Silhouette but I can't seem to find any locally.

    The load i used was 6.9gr of true blue, with a 165gr berrys flat point.
     
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  11. ReloaderFred

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    With the Berry's 115 grain RN plated bullet, I use SR-7625. Very accurate in my XD-SC pistols and measures well.

    Hope this helps.

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  12. Walkalong

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    I haven't tried that one Fred, but perhaps I will. AC
     
  13. Chopper52

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    I knew I could count on you all for the answers, thanks.
     
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