Favorite Powders for 9MM

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jgedmond, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. jgedmond

    jgedmond Active Member

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    I am new to reloading and started with 9MM since that is what I shoot the most. Tried Power Pistol and Tite Group based on some internet searches. What do you use for target loads (124gr. FMJ or CMJ) and self defense (124 gr. Speer GDHP or other JHP)?
     


  2. randmplumbingllc

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    Probably not a good idea to reload SD rounds. Attorney might have a field day with you. "What did you shoot the intruder with ?" "I made my own ammo." "What, factory ammo is not good enough ? You need to make DEADLIER ammo ?"

    You get the general idea. Could leave you open to lots of legal issues you don't need.

    You can do whatever you wish, but IMO, when they ask me what I use, I will say, " I use what LEO's use." If it is good enough for LEO' it is good enough for me.
     
  3. Okierifleman

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    I shoot W231 in everything.
     
  4. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

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    Alliant Power Pistol.
     
  5. jgedmond

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    Good point, I have a stash of Speer factory loaded ammo for personal defense. I was thinking about the distant future when they are all gone. (I will rethink that now.) Also, it might be good to make some "clones" so I can practice with something close to the real thing - but much cheaper.
     
  6. randmplumbingllc

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    Sounds like a good idea to use those bullets for practice. You could use them out in the woods, for animal defense. ( Animals don't have real good attorneys ! )

    Also, once you know that your SD ammo will run in your SD weapon, just stash the rest away. Keep it cool and dry and it will last for many years.

    As for powder, I use Titegroup because I can load more rounds per pound then most others, plus it is not super dirty. For plinking, it works fine.
     
  7. PopsXD9sc

    PopsXD9sc Active Member

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    Have used Bullseye, Titegroup, and W231 for my 9mm 115 gr. Really liked the Titegroup but like Okierifleman all I use now is W231...got a good deal on a 4 lb can when powder was in short supply in my area. Powder is plentiful now but you can't find primers.
     
  8. TxEMTP69

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    My friend uses HP38 or W231. I'm still slowly stockpiling for reloading
     
  9. megafatcat

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    Red dot.
     
  10. CJS3

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    AA7, Unique, and HP38. Depends a lot on bullet weight, and what I've got on hand.
     

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