9mm powder load question

9mm powder load question

Postby youg » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:06:40

Can anyone give me a powder load for a 9mm 135 grain rn lead bullet using Bullseye powder. I see 125 gr and 147 grain xtp in my Lee book but nothing in the middle using Bullseye. I went to the their website and their data shows about the same. Thanks for any input.


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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby zephyp » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:21:32

Here's some data points from my Sierra manual...

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130 gr FMJ using Bullseye -- 3.5 gr, 3.8 gr, 4.1 gr, and 4.4 gr at the high end

Perhaps someone else can check the data I just posted?
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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby Vahunter » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:41:50

My new sierra manual dosn't show a 135 grain bulle You may want to try handloads.com. Or loaddata.com


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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby Palladin » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:54:30

Lyman #49 lists a 147gr lead w/ Bullseye starting at 2.8(780fps) and max 3.5gr (942fps and 31,600C.U.P. )

120gr lead starts 3.8 up to 4.2 (1124fps and 31,200 C.U.P.)

You can use the heavy (147gr) bullet load safely with your 135gr, then tweak it out w/a chrony if you want the upper end. Just my opinion, which of course should always be taken with a grain of salt... :pistol:

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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby zephyp » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:07:46

Vahunter wrote:My new sierra manual dosn't show a 135 grain bulle You may want to try handloads.com. Or loaddata.com


Yup...mine does have the 130 gr though...
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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby Palladin » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:26:27

This isn't Bullseye, but it's interesting just the same... scroll to the bottom of the page.

http://forum.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=246985
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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby youg » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:29:00

I'm not casting. Yet anyway. One day. I was reloading with 124 grain fmj. But I just got a box of these 135 grain leads from the gun show. Just started reloading this year. I've been using Bullseye for all my other callibers. I could get another powder but I was trying to keep it simple and not have a bunch of different powders. This is just for cheap target shooting. Is Bullseye ok to use for these bullets? It seem like around 4 grains would be ok. But reloading isn't a "seems like it would be ok" kinda thing. Trying to be safe. Thanks again for the input.


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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby HighExpert » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:43:21

My QuickLoad says 4.3gr max. I would load 4.0 and I think you will be happy.


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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby spatcher » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:36:45

Ive got about 550 reloads that were given to me that are 9mm 125Gr/3.5Grs Bullseye if that helps you any.
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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby mikef54 » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:42:35

HighExpert wrote:My QuickLoad says 4.3gr max. I would load 4.0 and I think you will be happy.


Seems right to me.


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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby gunderwood » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:18:02

HighExpert wrote:My QuickLoad says 4.3gr max. I would load 4.0 and I think you will be happy.

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Re: 9mm powder load question

Postby noylj » Tue, 14 May 2013 23:59:24

If you know how to work up a load, then use data for a heavier bullet.
Your load will be dependent on the COL. You will need to load as long as you can.
I would start at 3.4gn and work up to 3.7gn. Depending on COL, your MAX will be 3.7 to 4.4gn. Check every round for bullet set-back.


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