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9MM Powder Help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by steve4102, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. steve4102

    steve4102

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    I've been shooting 115gr FMJ with 6.3gr 3n37 with excellent results in my Cougar 8000. Well, I just ran out and VV powders are not available locally, time for a powder change until I can place a new online order.

    I have several different powders on hand and I could use some help narrowing it down. Here is what I have. Thanks

    WST
    WSF
    Unique
    Silhouette
    AA #2
    AA #7
    AA #9
    Blue Dot
    231
    Longshot
    Red Dot
     
  2. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    WST, WSF, Unique, W231 and Blue Dot will all definitely work in the 9mm. Check your reloading manuals for appropriate charge weights for each powder. Although I don't use AA powders, I am pretty sure some of them will also be useable.
     

  3. alwaysshootin

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    Unique! Works great for every caliber, and load, except for the hot ones!
     
  4. fredj338

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    For the 9mm, all of those will work. I like medium burners in high pressure/small volumn cases. Unique is a great choice for all bullet wts & WSF is just better metering Unique, also great.
     
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  5. bisdak

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    I have used W231 on my G34 for both USPSA and IDPA with good results.
     
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    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Of the ones you have listed the only one I have tried is WST in 9mm... I would be curious to give Silhouette a try though. I know a few guys that use it for 9mm major loads in USPSA Open.
     
  7. Kwesi

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    I started with WSF and 115 gr FMJ's and it works great in my G17 and full auto in a CA89K. I've also loaded with Unique with the same results although I find WSF meters better.
     
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    A great selection of 9mm powders you have there.

    I'd have no qualms using WST, WSF, Unique, AA2, AA7 or 231. The others may work well; but I've got no experience with them in 9mm.
     
  9. DanaT

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    I like AA#7.

    Works great in 9mm.

    -Dana
     
  10. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Just get a big jug of Unique. You'll always have a use for it even if you decide to go another direction for 9mm.

    I use it for 9mm, .45 auto, .45 Colt, .357 mag and .44 mag.


    I also second WSF... good stuff

    I would say definitely skip the Blue Dot for 9mm. It's going to make a big boom and give you a big fireball all for the tradeoff of maybe a little better performance.
     
  11. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

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    I like and use W231 for 9mm,.45ACP and .38 Special.

    It does a good job and it is nice to have one powder for my most shot calibers.
     
  13. CitizenOfDreams

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    Is there a problem using Unique for 9mm hot loads, or are you talking about bigger calibers?
     
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    Second on that!
     
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    Of those powders most will work for different types of loads but IMHO, WSF and Silhouette are the hands down winners.
     
  16. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I'm guessing he means the hotter cartridges. You'll likely only get mid range velocities in .44 mag, for example.
     
  17. fredj338

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    Not at all, you can safely run +P vel w/ most bullet wts & Unique, but barely. If you want to run hot, go slower, like HS6 or AA#7, Longshot, BlueDot or even PowerPistol.
     
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    I got a couple of lbs of Longshot,I have been using it on 40SW.....Curious if anyone has used it
    w 9MM........
     
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    If you like your current powder you should probably pick another with a similiar burn rate. Start there, then look at the list. That list is all over the place as far as burn rate is concerned. I would add Power Pistol if you haven't tried it. Great powder, cheap, burns nicely, good speed in pistol calibers, high volume as well.
     
  20. WiskyT

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    I only lose about 50fps or so in 357mag vs. 2400 and with half the charge weight. It can work well at top end if you want to limit the number of powders you have.