I like 124gr bullets over HS6. I started out using titegroup, and didn't like the safety issues with the low fill volume, or the sooty residue it leaves on the brass. It's also really messy with cast bullets. HS-6 has better case fill for safety, burns consistently in the small 9mm case (although I've had to use magnum primers in larger cases like .38spcl), has less muzzle blast than I get from power pistol, and plays nice with cast bullets. I mostly shoot plated or coated these days, but it's nice to have the option of loading the same powder under cast if I want to.
As an added bonus, HS6 is pretty slow burning. I shoot 9mm in both pistols and carbines, and the slow burn rate shows a significant increase in velocity out of the longer barrels....much moreso than you'd see with a fast burning powder like titegroup.
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