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Offline Wobbly

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Re: GOOD All-around powder?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2017, 10:34:28 PM »
There's quite a few suggestions for N320. That is the powder that Sport Pistol has been compared to, and it is more affordable. Since it is newer not many have used it yet. Here's a thread with testing from various members.

http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=89615.30

SPO1SHADOW has the more definitive results as he is a fantastic shooter with hundreds of thousands of rounds downrange.

I was going to say that powders in the "burn rate" range around Win 231/ HP-38 and N320 always seem to be good for 9 and 40. Highly suggest you download several of the available "burn rate charts" and keep them handy for consulting.

There are several 5 or 6 powders in this speed range, so before going powder hunting you want to make sure you have 1) load data available, and 2) like the reviews you read. N320 is excellent in many, many areas, but if you can't buy it locally that piece of info may not do you much good. 

Be advised, Sport Pistol and the other new ones from IMR may not have made it into the Burn Rate Charts just yet.

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Re: GOOD All-around powder?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 12:36:29 AM »
Most excellent points Wobbly, thank you!
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Re: GOOD All-around powder?
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 08:50:51 AM »
Most excellent points...


Same thing I told my wife on our honeymoon.  ;D
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Re: GOOD All-around powder?
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2017, 11:04:15 AM »
I have great results with Unique in my 9mm pushing 115gr fmj's

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Re: GOOD All-around powder?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2017, 03:14:43 PM »
I have great results with Unique in my 9mm pushing 115gr fmj's


Unique burns at a wonderful speed for pistol use, but it can be nasty in low power loads. IMR just recently went on a "mimic binge" and they now make a power called Unequal which is supposed to burn exactly like Unique... except do everything a little better.

https://imrpowder.com/imr-unequal/

► Another new one showing a lot of promise is an Alliant powder called BE-86. It's supposed to fall between Bullseye and Power Pistol, and have a flash suppressant. Guys here are having a lot of fun with this one. It has its own thread you might want to scan RIGHT HERE.

http://www.alliantpowder.com/products/powder/be-86.aspx


You might try looking some of those up.

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Re: GOOD All-around powder?
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2017, 03:55:25 PM »
My experience with Tite Group for 9mm and what I have heard and read says it would be good for 40 also.  So it could be your solution.  Cheap and available.

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