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Offline firecracker6

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anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« on: November 02, 2008, 06:20:51 PM »
Could anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?  I'm trying to find one that will overflow the case in the event of a double charge.

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Re: anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 02:08:37 AM »
I am using Vihtavuori, VV-N340. Does the job anytime..
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Re: anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 02:36:39 AM »
That is good stuff.  I have some that I save for special occassions as it's quite pricey and hard to find.  I've never tried it in a powder measure though; I didn't think it would flow well as it's extruded, maybe I'll try it sometime.  I primarily use win 231 right now but a bullet will still seat with a double charge.  Thanks for the input.

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Re: anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 01:09:01 PM »
I'm using WST in my IPSC Match loads.  4.8 grns under a Berry's PFP.  5.3 grns under any generic 124 grn FMJ with a COL of 1.15.  It fills the case very nicely.
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Re: anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 01:15:02 PM »
For everything except 147gr, Win231 performs very well, burns cleanly, is available everywhere, and flows very nicely. If there was such a thing as a "standard 9mm powder", then it might possibly be 231.

I like VV340, but use it mainly for deeply seated 147gr bullets. It has wonderful characteristics, but flow is not exactly one of them. Another issue is case fill. In a full length RN bullet, the powder is so dense that there may not be enough case fill to "submerge" the primer. So detecting a double fill might be a problem.

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Re: anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 01:57:32 PM »
I use Viht N320, WST, Titegroup, Universal Clays and Clays with very consistent results.
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Re: anyone recommend a good flowing 9mm powder?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 06:58:50 PM »
I've used Win 231 and Hodgdon HP38 with good results.

 

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