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VV 3n38 in 9mm

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rich22, May 14, 2014.


  1. Rich22

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    May be able to get some VV 3N38. I am looking at doing coated 135gr 9mm loaded quite stout (at least for 9mm) Would this be a good choice? I have no experience with VV at all and I am almost out of Unique and cannot get any WSF. Appreciate the advice
     

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  2. WeeWilly

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    It will work well for very stout loads. Guys use it a lot for Major 9 loads. It is slow, so won't download to target velocities very well.

    3N37 is my favorite all around 9mm powder.
     

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  3. PhantomF4E

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    I've loaded thousands with N320 I'm down to about 3 pounds . God knows if it will ever make a return to common stock !
     
  4. WeeWilly

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    I have been out of N320 for over a year, my all time favorite for 45 Auto 200gr LSWC's. I used up all my WST and BE after that, I am down to using Green Dot, thankfully I quit using the GD for shot shell as I load 3/4 oz for Skeet loads nowadays.... :(
     
  5. Glolt20-91

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    Haven't loaded 3N38 in 135grs, but loaded in 9mm/147 and .40/165gr this powder takes both bullets to a higher level using published data. The 9mm/147gr chronographed ~1150fps. Like any published load, start low and carefully work your way higher.
     
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