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quick charge question?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by w4004p, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. w4004p


    Nov 17, 2002
    hey, hope y'all can gimme a hand here. i've dusted off my equipment, after a long break and need some advice.

    i'm loading 9mm. i'm using a 125gr lead truncated cone. i have to use either Unique or Bullseye. i've used both of these powders, before, but it's been a long time and it was for .45 so...... what's a good charge, using one of those two powders, for the the 125gr lead bullet? they're for punchin paper, so while i would like to know min and max, i'm more interested in starting at the low end and workin my way up only if i need to for cycling or accuracy.

  2. EOD3


    Oct 19, 2000
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, third edition:

    121 grain lead bullet in Winchester cases with Winchester small pistol primers:

    Starting: Unique 4.3 = 940 fps Bullseye 3.7 = 950 fps
    Maximum: Unique 5.3 = 1135 fps Bullseye 4.4 = 1125 fps

    These loads are from a book that's over 30 years old AND obviously for bullets 4 grains lighter than yours AND your COL will vary based on your projectile.

    Be A-Lert, G** knows the world needs more Lerts.

  3. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    Almost useless info on the Alliant site, they only provide max data & limited bullet choices.
    Unique is a great fit in the 9mm. At 4.6gr you have a comfortable functional load. GO to 5.3gr & you are pushing inot +P vel, all w/ very good lead bullet accuarcy. Keep in mind that the OAL is very important & pushing the LTC deeper into the case pushes pressures & vel up. My working load of 5gr under a 124grLTC @ 1.055" is making 1200fps in my G17/LW bbl.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  4. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    My standard load is 3.9gr BE under a 125gr LCN at 1.14COL.