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keas3 12-26-2012 08:34 PM

Just loaded 9mm 115g bullets have questions!
 
I just loaded sole 9mm 115g hollow points using bullseye powder at 4g of power. Should that be a good load? Hot? Now enough? Anyone have any insight?

willfully armed 12-26-2012 08:43 PM

Did you just randomly pick a powder and weight? Oal, bullet diameter, bullet brand, plated, jacketed??

That's a light load.

locutus 12-26-2012 09:38 PM

I've used that load with 115 Rem FMJ, Rem 1 1/2 primers and MilSurp cases, It was hot, but safe IN MY GUN! Ithould be worked up from below.

In my experience, Bullseye powder is not a good choice for any hot loads in the 9MM.

Power Pistol, HS-6, Herco, AAC#7 are slower burning and better.

keas3 12-27-2012 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willfully armed
Did you just randomly pick a powder and weight? Oal, bullet diameter, bullet brand, plated, jacketed??

That's a light load.

Bought a bunch of bullets as reloading equipment a while back and just getting to the boxes of bullets that where not marked! Or not marked! And I had bullseye. Powder do I wanted to find a load for 9 that I could use!

keas3 12-27-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus
I've used that load with 115 Rem FMJ, Rem 1 1/2 primers and MilSurp cases, It was hot, but safe IN MY GUN! Ithould be worked up from below.

In my experience, Bullseye powder is not a good choice for any hot loads in the 9MM.

Power Pistol, HS-6, Herco, AAC#7 are slower burning and better.

I don't want a hot load just trying to get a good load for a 9mm with the powder I already have. But I think I need to just buy more powder!

rdstrain49 12-27-2012 07:05 PM

Get a good manual and use it. Lyman's Reloading Handbook.

willfully armed 12-27-2012 07:25 PM

Bullseye is fine. 6.4 grains being Max. Yours is a light load.

Overall length is important, minimum overall length is paramount. Never shorter.

keas3 12-27-2012 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willfully armed
Bullseye is fine. 6.4 grains being Max. Yours is a light load.

Overall length is important, minimum overall length is paramount. Never shorter.

Thanks! I have a caliper and measured them the OAL is good! I was just nervous with using a recipe from the powder site and not out of a manual! That's why I backed way down and the starting charge! Hoping the low powder will make good target loads but probably will bump up the powder a little after I test these in the gun! Thanks! I'm very new at reloading and trying to get as much information from experience as possible! Don't want to get hurt with a load I messed up!

locutus 12-28-2012 05:26 PM

The loads on powder manufacturers websites are the same as the loads in their manuals.

beaglesam 12-29-2012 10:35 AM

http://www.alliantpowder.com/products/powder/bullseye.aspx


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