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Old 11-07-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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I have a 9mm load that is a joy to shoot.. It is pleasant to shoot and very accurate.. The downside is that it is dirty,leaves a lot of crap in the action..Powder used is AA5..Bullet is a plated 124gr roundnose.. Have tried Bullseye,it was cleaner but it didn't group it patterned..

Well it seems that people have good luck with Clays in one form or other so I bought a jar of Universal Clays..

It seemed to burn clean but I was hard pressed to keep them on a paper plate at 25 feet from sandags..

Back to the drawing board..

One good thing did come about though,I tried it in the

38 super with the same bullet,never had good luck with it before,and it is the best load yet..But that is another thread..



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Old 11-08-2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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Hello. Have you tried Blue Dot? I've had pretty good luck with it on cast and plated bullets in 9mm. I load in the 1100 to 1150 ft/sec range. I settled on 6.9-gr. Blue Dot with 124 to 125-gr. bullets, cast or plated.



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Old 11-08-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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No I have not tried Blue dot but just might have to.. Over the years I got by with just Bullseye and Unique and 2400 .. Then the 9mm got serious and nothing worked till I tried AA5..Still works just getting lazy about having to clean the gun.. The Clays,univ., is the only new powder I have tried in over ten years..Maybe on the next trip to a gun shop I will check out Blue Dot...



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Old 11-08-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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Hello. I was working up loads with the early Rainiers and AA5 worked, but I got slightly better results in my guns with BD.



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Old 11-19-2004, 02:41 PM   #5
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Nice for the info regarding Blue Dot.. Does it burn any cleaner or worse than other powders?

I have only tried Winchester 231 and Bullseye so far in my 9mm reloads, and I want to feed my new BHP an GOOD diet .



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Old 11-19-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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Hello. Like 2400, BD burns cleaner at the warmer ends of the load spectrum. I'd say this is about like Unique, maybe a little cleaner. I've not really paid that much attention to it as the "clean vs dirty" powders have never caused me any problems.



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Old 11-19-2004, 06:58 PM   #7
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Perhaps I am overly conserned with the dirty or clean powder thing and should just be happy that I have a load that delivers what I require as far as accuracy goes.. Am finding that over lubing can account for a lot of the crud left in the action of the pistol and I was under the impression that there was never a case of too much lube..Well it seems as though there is a point when you are just wasting good oil or what ever is your favorite lube..



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Old 11-20-2004, 08:25 AM   #8
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Regardlless of any powder being cleaner or dirtier.... Does anyone have an optimum COL for 115 gr Round Nose Jacketed Bullets? Load data in the Hornady manual gives

1.100 while the Lee Manual gives like 1.142"



As my BHP is new, I am trying to load to an COL that works accurately.



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Old 11-20-2004, 03:52 PM   #9
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I prefer to load long in the 9mm.. Depending on bullet shape I use a oal of 1.140 to 1.150.. Most shooting is done in a 1911 and the longer loadings seem to feed better..Have had no problems with same lengths in a HiPower or the CZ75b either..I believe that the longer loadings would work at lower pressures also..



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Old 11-20-2004, 05:02 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I will give these COL's a try....

BTW- I am surprised longer lengths worked in your CZ 75B.



I had an 1998 vintage 75B myself, and had to seat the bullets very close to the minimum load data COL's, otherwise they would not chamber. Was told my CZ barrel had a short throat. The bullets were Laser Cast 115 gr RN. Maybe because they were .356 diameter....... However, seating these to 1.100" would not even let the slide go into full battery.



I am glad you report your longer COL's do work in the BHP. I am shooting the Laser Cast's in my Ruger P95 which seems to chamber everything......



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