Need some 9mm ammo measurements please...
I got all my tools and supplies lined up to reload for my 9mm and would like a few measurements if anyone happens to have some factory ammo around they can check for me...
COL for the Remington 115gr JHP??? I think this is a factory round in some wallyworld ammo?
Anyone using Bullseye for these and care to share your load data? Would like to at least try the Bullseye and see how it does before getting a different brand of powder.
Gun is a Beretta 92f. Stocked up on Federal NO. 100 SP Primers, New Winchester brass and Rem bullets. Also have several hundred of the 115 grain Hornady FMJRN to try out...
FWIW - Bought my Rem bullets from Dillon. Always had good luck buying from them in the past. When my package came there was a cut through both boxes. (shipping boo-boo perhaps?) I counted to make sure everything was intact. 1001 bullets in the box. FedEx may suck but Dillon ROCKS! Never a disappointment buying from them.
Get a manual or use the powder manufacturers website or both.
From Speer 14 manual:
using 115 gr FMJ
start charge for bullseye: 4.2 gr - 1037 FPS
mac charge with bullseye: 4.7 gr- 1144 FPS
From Lyman 49 manual:
using 115 gr jacketed HP
start charge for Bullseye: 3.5 gr - 1046 FPS
max charge for Bullseye: 4.8 gr - 1184 FPS
Bottom line - get a manual
Already been said, but I'll say it as well get a manual.
I try run all my loads to the longest OAL possible using my bbl as a guide. Make up some dummy rounds and make sure they drop in and out of the bbl. My recent batches of Precision Delta 115 FMJ's is at at 1.160 for OAL.
I would suggest Hornady's manual if you are going to load their bullets.
Hornady 8 page 898 lists an OAL of 1.100 for their 115 gr FMJ-RN.
Bullseye is one of the powders listed.
For what it's worth, I personally don't think Bullseye is a good powder for 9mm. It is too fast, and requires too small a volume to get to max pressures, which makes it very sensitive to tiny variations in loading procedures, and it's a flake powder that is difficult to accurately meter at the level of accuracy required. Unique, also from Alliant, is a much better all-around pistol powder, and even being a similar flake-style powder I always found it to meter more smoothly than Bullseye, mainly because it's slower and bulkier, so tiny variations aren't a problem.
Power Pistol, also from Alliant, was designed for 9mm, .40 S&W and similar rounds, and should be easier to use than Bullseye. If you're OK with changing powder makers, check out Winchester 231 and Hodgdon HP-38, spherical powders with moderate bulk that work great from .380 Auto through .44 SPL.