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Bullseye and 9mm

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tcoz, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. tcoz

    tcoz Member

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    I just scored an 8 lb jug of Bullseye to use for my .45acp and 9mm loads. Since it's a commonly used powder for .45, there is a lot of load data available for that caliber. I know it isn't necessarily a "preferred" powder to load 9mm and for that reason, I've found some data, but not enough to suit me. I'm a member of quite a few forums, but for my money the most knowledgable people post on this one so I'm gonna put out the call for some help in developing a load. I use X-treme plated round nose 115gr bullets and an OAL of 1.142 to 1.148 which works best with the four guns I shoot them through. X-treme recommends velocity up to 1200 fps. No competition Shooting (yet), just paper and general plinking. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
     
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    Sorry, forget that request. I didn't realize it's against the rules to post loads……….although I see a lot of them.
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    4.1 worked great for me, with 124 plated. For 115 you could go a little higher. Alliant says 4.7 max with 115 jacketed... so take that under advisement. Don't think there's a rule against posting loads. Just compare anything with established data and work up as always.

    BTW where'd you find 8 lbs of bullseye, you lucky dog?
     
  4. floydster

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    Bullseye is one of my go to powders for my 9's.

    Only you can find out what load is best for your 9mm.

    Use your manuals and go from there.

    Smokeyloads
     
  5. horseman1

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    There is load data on Alliant's web site for Bullseye and 9mm.
     
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    Bullseye is a great powder for 9mm
     
  7. Rogerl830

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    Powder valley had 8# of bullseye and unique yesterday for about 5 min. Recobs has them in titegroup as im typing this
     
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    I've been using Bullseye for my 9MM and 45 ACP loads for a number of years and it produces very accurate rounds. I'm loading 115 gr FMJ bullets in the
    9MM with 4.2 gr. of Bullseye.
     
  9. Potatohead

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    I tried 4.1 all the way to 4.4. All functioned well with an Xtreme 115 RN in my sr9. It's sooty as all get out for me YMMV. I was trying to decrease the soot at 4.3 and 4.4, the jury is still out on that as I only function tested at those weights. (4.3 and 4.4)

    And a lucky dog you are.
     
  10. tcoz

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    I had GunBot open all day at work yesterday and late in the afternoon, Powder Valley popped up with all size jugs available. When I first noticed, it had been available for 2 minutes. I ordered it as quickly as I could then went back and it was gone….no more than five minutes had passed since it was first listed. I called them this morning just to confirm (and verify that I hadn't been dreaming it) and they said it was invoiced and being shipped today. Now I just hope I like Bullseye since I've been using AA#5 in 9mm and HP-38 in .45acp and have been very happy with both.
     
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    Bullseye works great... you'll like it IMO. If you don't, send it to me. :)
     
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    I love Bullseye in 9mm as well. 4.2 with 124gr in my PCR is it's sweet spot.
     
  13. Slamfire

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    I did some load development with Bullseye and below are the chronographed results. I was not looking for anything but an accurate load that functioned the pistol. 3.5 grains bullseye would not function the Berretta, but I got reliable function and good accuracy at 4.0 grains.



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      [SIZE="3"][B]M92 FS Beretta Bar Sto Barrel	[/B]	
    					
    					
    125 LRN  .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, reliable function	
    			
    Ave Vel = 1114	
    Std Dev = 20.63			 
    ES      79.03	 		 
    High 1167	 		 
    Low  1088	 		
    N =   32	 		
    				
    			 
    					
    125 gr FMJ Olympic Factory 
    
    27-Mar-06 T = 61 °F
     
    Ave Vel =	1261			
    Std Dev =	20?				 
    ES	63.11		 		 
    High	1288		 		 
    Low	1225		 		
    N =	10	
    
    	 		
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/Pistols%20various/RightSideBerettaM92FSDSCN5704.jpg[/IMG]
    		
    Walther P5  3.4" barrel			
    					
    					
    125 LRN .356" 4.0 grs Bullseye  Lot 827 (60's/70's) Mixed cases WSP OAL 1.10"
    	20-Jun-09	T = 90 °F			
    Ave Vel =	1065	 			
    Std Dev =	15.19				
    ES =	41.07				
    High =	1081				
    Low =	1040				
    N =	8				
    					
    					
    125 LRN .356" 4.0 grs Bullseye  Lot 827 (60's/70's) Mixed cases WSP OAL 1.10"
    	28-Jun-09	T = 93 °F			
    Ave Vel =	1072	 	 	
    Std Dev =	22.44		 	
    ES =	107.4		 		
    High =	1145		 		
    Low =	1037		 	
    N =	32		 		
    					
    					
    	 				
    125 LRN .356" 4.0 grs Bullseye  1998&2005 mixed lot Mixed cases WSP OAL 1.10"
    	20-Jun-09	T = 90 °F			
    					
    Ave Vel =	1038	 			
    Std Dev =	8.48				
    ES =	20.71				
    High =	1049				
    Low =	1029				
    N =	8				
    
    125 LRN .356" 4.1grs W231 Lot 8UB9 Mixed cases WSP OAL 1.10"	
    	20-Jun-09	T = 90 °F			
    					
    Ave Vel =	956.1	 			
    Std Dev =	23.57				
    ES =	71.09				
    High =	998.1				
    Low =	927				
    N =	7[/SIZE][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/Pistols%20various/ReducedWaltherP5leftsidePA010067.jpg[/IMG]	
     
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