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Powders for 9mm

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by PARebel, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. PARebel

    PARebel Member

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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.
     
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    W231 works well, fairly small charge so it goes a long way...
     
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  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    What do you already own for loading shotshells with? Chances are you already have something that'll work.
     
  4. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

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    Titegroup.
     
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  5. longshotbml

    longshotbml Active Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    For target and plinking 231. For ball or to duplicate defensive ammunition for practice Longshot.
     
  6. JohnTrigger

    JohnTrigger TS Member

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    Reloaded 115 grn plinking 9mm 25 years ago. Used Win 231 back then. Then I had kids...
     
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  7. 460Ford

    460Ford Well-Known Member

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    Give Power Pistol a look
     
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  8. BryanF

    BryanF Well-Known Member

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    AA#5 works well
     
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  9. rapid86

    rapid86 Well-Known Member

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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 Now I use WW540, which is obsolete but I still have some.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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  10. bossbasl

    bossbasl Well-Known Member

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    Unique works well for 9X19 as well as many other handgun and shot shell reloads.
     
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  11. JD45

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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.
     
  12. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  13. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Bullseye!
     
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  14. jwsmith1959

    jwsmith1959 Active Member

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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.
     
  15. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Hodgdon HS-6. Excellent in the 9mm.
     
  16. Sky Buster

    Sky Buster Sky Buster

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    I shoot a ton of 9mm in competition and found Tite Group performs
    the best in terms of accuracy and standard deviation.
     
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  17. sharptailhunter

    sharptailhunter Active Member

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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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  18. 687 Trap

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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
     
  19. BDOG22

    BDOG22 Well-Known Member

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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..
     
  20. woodperson

    woodperson Active Member

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    I use HP 38 (win 231) or Tightgroup. Both seem to work well. I am shooting in a revolver so it is not pickey about function.
     
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