Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BJung, Jun 7, 2022.
None of the above.
Blue Dot, a.k.a. “Flaming Blue Dirt”, needs a full case and high pressure to work. It’s a very good magnum revolver powder, a fairly good +P revolver powder, and probably one of the best 10mmAuto powders around; but it’s just not great with 9mm, 40S&W or .45ACP.
Will it go Bang! and push the bullet down the barrel? Sure! U-betcha! Will it be clean, pleasant, accurate, worth the cost of a primer? Nope. Not unless all you want is noise and fire. Then it’s awesome!
It's a good powder for bigger cases like 45, 357 , 44 mag, etc.
Actually... I agree with that. BlueDot is slower than Unique and does not like mid-range loads, let alone target velocity loads. Looking at Alliant's data, they don't have anything listed slower than BE-86 or SportPistol for those weight/cartridge combos... even jacketed. My experience says there's a reason for that.
Thanks for the 10mm tip
None of the above. .357-125 gr., and .44 Mag 240 or 300 gr. That's Blue Dot's wheelhouse.
I'll second this. I liked Blue Dot for my Glock 29 but I think the barrel was too short to maximize the potential. Blue Dot was just a little too slow.
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