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?
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!willfully armed said:Did you just randomly pick a powder and weight? Oal, bullet diameter, bullet brand, plated, jacketed??
That's a light load.
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!locutus said: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.
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!willfully armed said:Bullseye is fine. 6.4 grains being Max. Yours is a light load.
Overall length is important, minimum overall length is paramount. Never shorter.
I'm new at this and I used a suggested load I found online. But after I loaded them I wanted to double check with the forum before I shot them. There's a learning curve!nitestalker said:Why would you reload ammo and then ask if its OK? Pressure in the breech of any firearm should be decided before you reload not after.