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What are you guys using for 9mm plinking loads?

Currently I'm using 124 gr JHP from precision delta with 7gr blue dot.

But the blue dot is dirty and leaves a lot of unburnt powder in the receiver of my MPX. Does it to my other 9's too, but the MPX is a pain to clean.

I'm also using blue dot for 357 sig.
 
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I use:

Power Pistol - for full power loads. Slower burning, but is relatively clean. High volume (although not as high as BD), which means a double charge evidences immediately. I recommend PP to everyone for a variety of chamberings. I absolutely love it in .45 ACP.

Winchester 231 - for typical loads. Same as HP38. Not the cleanest powder, but performs well. Depending on amount of grains used, a double charge is possible.

Titegroup - for plinking loads (economy). I tried this low volume powder to save a few pennies. Decided to stick with 231 for general purpose rounds. A double charge is also likely to go undetected.
 
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I load 124 gr. FMJ and plated bullets with Ramshot True Blue and AA #5. Have also used Win 231. Volumes with these eliminate risk of double-charge.
 
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My 9mm plinking loads are 115 grn plated RN with a modest charge of Titegroup.
 
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Most all powders if your not in the upper range do not burn clean. I use WSF for my 124gr 9mm loads. I run on a AP so accurate metering is a must for me.


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My last few batches have been Xtreme 124 grn plated with Win 231, Titegroup and BE86. 've also done some 147's with Ubique and AA&7. All have done well and are pleasant to shoot.
 
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4.5 Universal with a Montana Gold 124 gr.

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yeah BD is the wrong powder for plinking ammo. If you want max effort +P stud, BD works pretty well. Any of the medium burners from Unique up to about AA#7 will work a lot better & be cheaper. I like WSF, but BE86, Unique, AA#5, all do fine job. If you only want 124gr @ 1100fps, you can even go to faster powders like W231 & WST for even cleaner/cheaper shooting.


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5.1 grains of Ramshot Silhouette under a 135 grain plated flat point from Xtreme. I like the clean holes a flat point makes. It's easier to tell when your follow up shots are right on top of the first one. Big Grin

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My range practice loads are 115gr FMJ with either Power Pistol, or Unique powder.
 
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So I was comparing loads in my speer book and my Hornady book. Speer has the starting load for blue dot at 7gr. Hornady Max load is 6.5 (if I remember right). So what gives?
 
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Originally posted by Jager:
I use:

Power Pistol - for full power loads. Slower burning, but is relatively clean. High volume (although not as high as BD), which means a double charge evidences immediately. I recommend PP to everyone for a variety of chamberings. I absolutely love it in .45 ACP.

Winchester 231 - for typical loads. Same as HP38. Not the cleanest powder, but performs well. Depending on amount of grains used, a double charge is possible.



My two primary powders for 9x19


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Been shooting a lot of Clays lately. I have a ton of it from when I was big into trap shooting, so wanted to start using it up. I've found 3.8-3.9grs under 115gr plated bullets to be soft shooting and very accurate. Seems to be a pretty clean powder, but I clean my guns after every trip to the range, so they never get very dirty.
 
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According to my records for 124 grn Plated bullets, this load grouped tightest:

124grn Extreme FP plated bullet
4.8grn WSF
1.125 OAL
WSP primer

1000fps+ ave (with the chrono 5 ft from muzzle)
1" @ 10yrds
P226

I loaded some at 1.18" (don't ask) but the group opened up quite a bit.

Your Precision Delta are probably FMJ so the powder weight will probably change.


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I really want to use up the 4 or 5lbs that I have of blue dot before buying more powder. What do you guys think about the load discrepancy I posted above?
 
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Blue Dot does not burn consistently until you get up to higher end loads. It's a flake powder (IIRC) and is not the best choice for use in 9mm IMO.

From what I've read, if you insist upon using Blue Dot, increasing the charge incrementally (not exceeding published data, of course) may yield better results.
 
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How do you know what is a fast or slow burning powder?
 
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Go to the Powder Burn Rate charts!! They are available in most all reloading manuals, and at the major powder company web sites.
 
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How do you know what is a fast or slow burning powder?


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I have found a combination that is very fun and reliable. Recoil is very light and the sound is noticeably different--I would even say reduced. 3.4 grs. N320 under a 147 gr. X-treme plated bullet is very quiet--especially when suppressed and cycles everything I have tried it in to include Sig P-series, 1911s, MP5s, Glocks, CZ 75s and P-10 C and a VP-9. I have shot over 1000 of these with no issues so far.

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