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Old 12-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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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?

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

That's a light load.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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