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Moving from Unique to Power Pistol

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by frankge, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. frankge

    frankge Member

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    Hey all,

    I have a Glock34 with a 13lb spring I use for USPSA. Right now loading 9mm with 124g FMJ 5.0g of Unique, PMC SP, and OAL 1.14

    I'd like to mimic that load with Power Pistol because it's a bit cleaner and easier to meter. (I like flash too...). Burn rate wise, PP is two steps down from Unique. Thinking about 5.2g would do it. Seeking minor PF. I have a chrono to validate.

    I have some 115g loaded at PP 6.5g - all I can say is FLASH/BLAMMO!

    Thoughts?
     
  2. SoulLessGinger

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    Definitely won't be soft shooting, but you should have no trouble making PF with PP, even if you are using 115's.
     
  3. LightningMan

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    Don't shoot competition with a 9mm, but really like PowerPistol for my 9mm reloads using 115 or 124 gr. jacketed bullets. LM
     
  4. pmec

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    I use 5 grains of PP for my Glock 26 when loading a 124 grain FMJ. 5.2 will give you more horsepower, maybe more than you need. Try both loads and see what works the best.
     
  5. Steve C

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    Should be about right for the same velocity as your Unique load. Both are relatively light loads at about 20% below maximum (10% below start).
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

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    If you like the ammo you get with Unique but want something that will meter better and is cleaner take a good hard look at Universal. It's almost a ballistic twin to Unique but cleaner.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    I usually agree with ArchAngelCD, and read his posts with interest, but this time I have to disagree.

    While Universal is cleaner than Unique, Universal is faster than Unique, and is less forgiving than Unique when approaching max pressure. It can get a bit "spiky" there. No reason not to use Universal. I like it and use it. I also like and use Unique, but in different applications.
     
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