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I had no need to reload any 9mm for a while due to the large amount of factory ammo on hand,but now I have a nice supply of brass, primers and 115gr fmj bullets. As I have not purchased powder for some time, are there new powders available that work well with the components I have ? I only shoot paper and steel targets so I am looking for powder for plinking or factory duplication. Thanks, Lawson Rupert.
 

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W231 works well, fairly small charge so it goes a long way...
 
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9mm was the first cartridge I ever reloaded 41 years ago, used 700X. Now I use WW540, which is obsolete but I still have some. I THINK (best check) 540 is the same as Hodgdon's HS-6.
 
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Do you compete? If you just shoot for fun, lots of powders will work just fine. You may have plenty on hand. Trap powders can be great for pistol. Look in any manual and pick a low pressure starting load. If your pistol functions with it, shoot it like you stole it.
 

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WW231, Hodgdons Titegroup, and AA#5 have all done a good job in 9mm ammo for decades. Unique works but my powder measure does not like to meter it very well.
 

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Win 231 is the standard and meters perfectly on a progressive. In a pinch 700X will do you well too.

My manuals show a ton of different powders. You probably have some on hand if you are a shotgun loader.

Good luck and all the best.
 

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Hodgdon HS-6. Excellent in the 9mm.
 

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I have used AA#7 and liked it a lot. After I had a hard time getting it I switched to Win231 and I'm really liking it too. I have used Tightgroup and it worked well. The nice thing about TG is that a little goes a long ways so it's cheap to reload with it.
 
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I reload a lot of cast and coated 122 to 125 grain bullets. Have tried many of powders mentioned all good recommendations. My gun shoots tite group a little more accurately than the other choices. Bottom line pick the powder your gun likes the best and have fun! Ron
 

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I tend to use 700 and Clays.. I buy both in bulk for shotshell reloading, so to redirect some to 9MM makes sense for me..
 
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