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Powder for 124 Grain 9MM RN cast bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ldlfh7, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Member

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    I am looking for a good powder to use with 124 gr 9mm rn cast bullets from Missouri Bullet Company. I am using various commercial once fired brass with federal small pistol primers. I am shooting a smith and wesson sw9ve and a taurus pt 111 9mm. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    There's a whole bunch. At this time in history, you're probably best off getting one that'll "do" instead of one that is "best". Get some Red-Dot and or Promo.
     
  3. ldlfh7

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    Certaindeaf,

    Do you have any load data for those? Red dot in particular?
     
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    Even if he did, the first place I would look would be the company's web site.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

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    Well I'm sure I do.. it sounds like you need a Lyman 49th edition loading manual and probably more.. like Lyman's cast bullet manual.
     
  6. ldlfh7

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    Gee thanks. I have those. Guess I wont ask anymore questions.
     
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    As I said in post 2, get what powder that you can get that'll work.. as described in your manuals!
     
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    I have access to Winchester WSF. Would anyone use this?
     
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    Lyman has loads listed for WSF and the 125 gr. bullet. Just use that data and you'll be fine.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  10. ldlfh7

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    Thanks Fred
     
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    Yes, Hodgdon's website has data for WSF. I have not used it, but things being as they are you can only use what is currently available, which isn't much.

    I have had good luck with Titegroup and 124/125gr LRN, but I imagine there are many other powders that will do the job.
     
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    Jake -

    Im not sure if this is true but I have heard that titegroup is a little more for jacketed bullets as opposed to lrn. Have you ever had any major leading issues with titegroup?
     
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    Perhaps you don't understand. If it's in the manual it's "OK" to use. If it's in the/a manual and I could get it, I'd get it and use it, if I was you.
     
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    certaindeaf -

    I am new to reloading as you have already figured out. If I were to have access to "any" powder regardless of supply or demand, what would you use with the lead bullet. Thats all im asking.
     
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    WSF is good stuff and should work well. Since you have some, go for it. No worries.
     
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    I hear you. I also hear that there are some wonderful powders out there for the 9 (etc). Me personally, given my druthers, I'd use (and do) Red Dot or Promo (Promo is exactly the same but cheaper and has no red dots).. its been used forever for about most things and it works quite good enough for me loading everything from .25acp to 30-06 with lead, gas checked/paper-patched or not.
    You might even be able to get it, which is an issue for some regarding any powder at the present time. Anyway, good luck and welcome to THR!
     
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    I also like Red Dot for 9mm practice loads with lead bullets. It burns cleanly, and a little bit goes a long way.
     
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    W231 has been a "go to" powder for 9mm, 45acp and 38 spl for years....

    4 gr under you pill should do you just fine...

    don't load up near the max untill you confirm that you are not getting leading.
     
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    I found 2 1lb. cans of Royal Scot-D for $10 a while back. I loaded 3.3 gr. behind a 125gr. bullet. They are working just fine for me. I think you could probably use just about any powder. Look in your reloading guide and pick one out. You should see what powder is available for you to buy and then go from there. Good luck
     
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    I have not loaded a ton of LRN but, those that I have have done fine with Bullseye and Unique.
     
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    Jeez, I've never even heard of that one. One of my most favorite powders, old or not, is the long discontinued Topmark.
     
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    For my cast I use bulls eye and have had great success. Have had no reason to try anything else.
    Just my 2 cents.


    Latesvak
     
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    I've used the following with a similar bullet though 125 gr, Titegroup, Bullseye, HP-38, Clays, Universal, Unique, AA#2. All seemed to work find for target shooting within the guide lines listed by the manufactures as to OAL and staying between the min - max of the powder for a L-RN bullet.
     
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    I've tried quite a few as well. Currently on Bullseye, seems to work well and burns cleaner than the PB I tried.
     
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    No more than anything else, leading is pretty minimal. I am shooting them at minimum powder charge.
     
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