Favorite powder for a 9mm 124gr bullet?

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  1. huntersdog

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    AA#7 with 124gr XTP.
     
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    Titegroup
     
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    Sport Pistol, N320, IMR Target and Titegroup for mild to competition loads.
    W231, W244, WSF, N340, CFE Pistol for more than mild loads.
     
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    WSF is my current favorite, works well mid to high, not as much vel on top as say BE86 but works better for lighter loads.
    I also like CFE-P, N330, Silhouette, Sport Pistol

    Lots of powders work well in 9mm.
    Are you after full power loads, 125PF loads for matches or plinking?
     
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    My wife shoots the lion(esses)? share of the 9mm in our house. She likes Blue Dot, Power Pistol and Unique in no particular order. She started shooting 124s & recently is changing up to 147s.
     
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    I like Greendot or Autocomp
     
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    I have used a half dozen appropriate powders, but my "Just in Case" loads use Universal with a 124 gr. JHP at a hair over 1,000 fps.
     
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    Bullseye for range fodder
     
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    Ramshot Zip.
     
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    W231
     
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    N340, Titegroup or W231; powder depends on bullet type and use.
     
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    BE-86 for overall, Sport Pistol for low recoil plinking, and Blue Dot for SD loads. And I've settled on RMR's 124 JHP MPR.
     
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    BE-86 for full power loads, CFE-P for high mid to full power loads with some bullets, Sport Pistol for target work and steel challenge where lower power loads are called for. Unique and W231 for fun. So many combinations so little time!
     
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    W231 works well for me and is a favorite of many. Lately Sport Pistol for range practice behind 124gr RMR FMJRN.

    -Jeff
     
  16. huntersdog

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    Something for self defense and fmj for target shooting.
     
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    Ilike Sport Pistol or N-320 for plinkers at 1050ish from a 5" barrel.

    I like Silhouette for full power, but a lot of powders work well. For something in between N-330 is good stuff.
     
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    AA-7 with Fed mag primer for full powered 124 and 147 grain jacketed.
     
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    Ramshot True Blue when I was using 124s.

    Went to 147gr. Less recoil and better penetration. BE-86 won out in accuracy for the 147s.
     
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    Alliant Sport Pistol has displaced Winchester 231
     
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    call me a weirdo, but I like Unique
     
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    I do too
     
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    I shoot mostly 124/125gr bullets in the 9mm.

    I use mostly W231 but when my supply of W231 is exhausted I think I'm switching to W244.

    For more serious work I was using HS-6 but switching to W572 soon.
     
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    Maxam CSB-1
    I can get it very cheap and it meters beautifully.
     
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