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    Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    Just wondering what powder y'all use for your 9mm target loads. I'm giving 231 a try with 124 gr. FMJ.

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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    I use 4.2grains of Titegroup with my 124gr bullets (Berry's plated), shoots good in my SR9c and wife's CZ85.

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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    I've never tried 231 in 9mm but it's been done successfully a lot. Tite will work just fine. So will 4.6 ~ 4.8-gr of Unique, and about 7.0-gr of AA#7 and of course Silhouette. As long as they're just going to be target loads you don't have to get too imaginative. Red Dot or Green Dot also works.

    But "target" to me is not formal bullseye, meaning you may have really tight accuracy standards that are above my "target/plinking" endeavours.

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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    I use 4.2 grains of Bullseye with both 115 and 124 grain jacketed bullets.
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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    For Cast and Plated Target Loads, most all I use these days is WST. Very clean burning, low flash, and meters extremely well.

    9mm Load Data

    4.8 grains of WST under a Berry's 124 grain Flat Point, Winchester Primer, most any Brass. Average Velocity is 1130 fps.

    For a Cast 124 grn Flat Point, reduce to 4.6 grains of WST. Average Velocity is 1080 fps.

    For 124 grn FMJ's, (OAL= 1.15)
    5.2 grains of WST (1140 fps)
    5.0 grains of Alliant Green Dot (1160 fps) (great for Lugers and Glocks)
    4.7 grains of Alliant Red Dot (1120 fps) also good for Lugers and Glocks)
    Note: the last two powder charges also work with 115 FMJ's (OAL=1.135) and produce slightly less or similar velocities
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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    WST, 231, AA7 all work great for me.

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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    I like Accurate No.s 2 & 5.
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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    Solo 1000 3.2 (3.4 max)grains with Moly coated 147 does all my target work. Only thing I don't like is it coms 12 oz per package instead of by the lbs so they kind of trick you.

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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve48
    I use 4.2 grains of Bullseye with both 115 and 124 grain jacketed bullets.
    Do you know the velocity of the 115 with 4.2grBE? Gotta be a screamer!

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    Re: Preferred powder for 9mm target loads?

    I use a 115FMJ with 6.7 gr AA#5, and get excellent averages, ES, & SD, all at 1130 fps.

    However, I find that 4.5 gr Titegroup will do just about that, and give great numbers, too - cheaper !

    Standard disclaimer applies here: These loads may not be safe or prudent for use in YOUR particular gun. Follow recognized relaoding manuals and begin at "starting load" and work up carefully.

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