My primers are flattening and melting a bit, even when loading with minimum load data. I am using green dot powder. 45 Colt. As my standard powder of WW 231 for most of my handgun loads seems almost impossible to acquire, I have been looking at other powders to load with. Oh..its spring time in South Dakota...the...pink dots are falling...LETS GET TO IT AND START RELOADING PEOPLE! That was Hercules powder not Alliant, so work up as burning rates have changed in many of the powders. Alliant Sport Pistol- More of a gaming powder that excels at lower speed/charge weight loads. "Red Dot powder is not to be used as a 9mm powder. Alliant Powder Reload Recipes ← Back. In my book, it says for 115 gr bullets to use 4.7 gr of green dot powder. Red Dot Target. Manufacturer Part# rd3-015 The 2019 Zantitium Red dot sight is the biggest handgun sight on the market! Unique is a very consistent burning powder and it is almost a tossup with the heavier bullets. - 120 gr LRN, OAL = 1.065", 3.5 - 4.4 gr. 2.25" Length x 1.4" Width x 1.27" Height. 38 Special +P. A flake powder. I have my powder dispenser dumping a pretty consistent load, and my scale weighs it at about 4.7 gr, but the powder is pretty close to the top of the brass (see attached pic). Although Red Dot is not the ideal powder for the 9mm, it can serve rather well for certain target loads. The one difference from Red Dot is that this powder is denser. Bullseye is a fast burning powder and perhaps better suited to the small cases like the 380 Auto. Magnum. Recipe. check out the. On many forums, you will see much more powder in this burn rate being used than you will AA#7, VV3N37, or even HS-6 for the 9mm. Our impression is simple. I have a large can of Green Dot that I would like to use up on these loads but I am having trouble finding load data for green dot in my books. I'm currently shooting Sierra JHP over Silhouette, or True Blue for 1,100 fps. Donate to us through PAYPAL Thank you for supporting our site! semperfireloading@gmail.com. I have loaded some light .38 loads to use up some primers with it too and they worked fine and were clean enough. View the SDS Red Dot Loads. I want to be safe with reloading and shooting so can anyone help with this powder configuration. Using Red Dot and unique loads behind 125 grain Lyman cone cast bullet traditional Luber sized and powder coat Quite bulky. As I have some Red Dot, I figured it might be something to work with. 9 MM Minor (Fast Powders) How do all these compare at ~130 Power Factor using 124 and 147 grain bullets? Alliant Green Dot and Red Dot powders, which were designed for shotshells, however, are available at at least two large Internet retailers and I have found reciepes for their use in handgun loads. Which powder doesn't have a lot of powder blowback and burns more fully so you don't get soot or residue all over red dot or your face? is popular and affordable. This makes this powder more dangerous if you make a reloading error. Yep, mostly I shoot 3 grains under 125 gr cast fairly soft but for my Hipoint Carbine in 9mm I have gone as high as 4.5 grains. Reliable and affordable, 9mm Luger parabellum Ammunition is the best feed you can have on and off the range. Alliant does not list a load for Green Dot in the 9x19 Luger tables. We do not have tested load data for the X-treme bullet line. Lowprice Red Dot Powder 9mm And Ruger 9mm Vs Smith And Wesson 9mm Buy now Anyone have any luck with Red Dot for 9mm loads? It burns completely and fast. Upon filling a 9mm case it leaves me hesitant as to using red dot because it looks like it will be a compressed load once the bullet is seated. From what I remember from my scattergun loading days, red dot was our powder of choice as well. I poked/searched around other forums and most seem to think W231 is decent powder for the application, but I just read Dr. Grant saying it sucks for 9mm in the other thread I shoot mainly glocks(17,26,42) and a CW380 and I reload using a Lee Classic Turret press. 9mm i'm using 115gr bullets, but starting to make the switch to 124-125gr bullets. I will be using a 125 gr. Its accurate and shoots well. So far, I have loaded about 1500 rounds using some Unique and some 700X. Contact Me. Our impression is simple. With the price and scarcity of ammo, I am trying to get into reloading 9mm target loads. My goal is about 825 fps. Loading light gives you a bit of headroom for powder drops on the heavier side of average. This is a totally underrated powder for 9MM. Really no need to look at a lot of primers here. 12 gauge. kids that hunt and fish dont mug old ladies, Vintage Boxes - Gear, Shell, Case, Primer, Group Buys Design, Active , Waiting and Archives, Closed Buys/Waiting for delivery/in shipment, If this is your first visit, be sure to Unleash some of the most successful bullets on the market with smooth feeding and reliable 9mm Luger caliber. Even for target loads in the case of True Blue and it is a spherical powder vs. Red Dot being a flake powder that's a lot lower in bulk density. Any powder that's going to be really economical is probably also going to be easy to double charge. Been playing with the powder measure and scales. 45 Auto. Alliant Promo Powder 8 lbs …Promo Powder 8 lbs. Its accurate and shoots well. Semi auto rifles is … We suggest that you contact X-treme for their tested load data." I experimented with it extensively in 9mm and was not impressed anywhere along the way, and I'm not that experienced. You would not use this powder to do anything high pressure or high velocity. If it's all you can find, it's all you can find. It can be finicky through some powder measures is the negative, but if I had to pick the one powder for all of my reloading, Red Dot would be it! Ramshot Silhouette, with goal of 900 fps. I thought I would try some red dot with a 115gr plated bullet and looking thru the manual I am seeing that around 4.5 gr would be a load in the middle not a starting load and not a maximum load. The old Unique was a good powder also in the 9mm. For Higher pressure loads in 9mm and .40 S&W, powders with medium to medium slow burn rates are best. The 9mm round has sensitive pressure parameters and Red Dot exceeds these pressures. That's probably because Red Dot … Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. _________________________________________________, You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped.". As a result, a smaller bushing is needed for reloading to get the same charge weight. Where I found the best information and load data and also seems to be an Eastern Idaho based forum out of Run5Run's neck of the woods , I made the conclusion that Alliant Green Dot powder is very popular for the 9mm, 38/357, 40 S&W , 44 spl / mag & for small intermediate cartridges like the 7.62x39 & 30-30 Win. I use Red Dot in all my Pistol cartridges as well as my 45-70 with fun results. For reference, the 9mm Luger/Para is .754" case length. I don't load much 9mm, but when I do I use Titegroup and watch the charges really close. LSWC usually gets Unique, or Green Dot. OK - so certain smokeless powders for pistol loads are now becoming harder to get. This is a discussion on 9mm and Red Dot within the Reload Bench forums, part of the General Category category; Questions for some experienced reloaders. 9mm and Red Dot. For defense, i'm loading 185gr Sierra JHP, and TournamentMasters. Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it. - 120 LSWC, OAL = 1.110", 3.8 - 4.3 gr. Seems like it is just a bit slower burning than titegroup and less smokey Besides titegroup, other powders that work well for light recoil with cast bullets at minor PF:-Alliant E3-Alliant Red Dot… I am reloading 9mm with 115 gr fmj hp bullets. Small amounts of powder are difficult to meter consistently. Here are some of the loads we tried with this powder.. This is a totally underrated powder for 9MM. Would not recomend those for pistol, they are fairly snappy even in the carbine. Neither should load density. Thanks for the heads-up WeeWilly. Also, the data is not in the Alliant online load data. 44 S&W Special. Principal Purpose: Light and standard 12 ga. target loads Secondary Uses: Handgun loads Remarks: The number one premium clay target powder, now 50 percent cleaner. Last year when I started reloading, powder was hard to obtain. I don't believe Red Dot, WST or N320 to have gradual pressure curves. I don't consider Green Dot, WST or N330 to be the often ignored range of powders. Canister Sizes: View All Red Dot ® Recipes. Here are some of the loads we tried with this powder.. It has been on handloaders’ benches since 1932 and is a uniform, efficient and economical powder. In this age of ever-increasing propellant specialization, it’s nice to have a powder that works in a broad range of rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells. It is one of my favorites for target loads which is 99% of my shooting. I love Red Dot, shoot it in everything, rifles, shotgun, pistol. There's a whopping 0.3 grains between the book's starting and max loads, and a double charge would fit inside a case pretty easy. 44 Rem. However, this burns very fast, so it will be more than you will ever need in a case. There is a Green Dot powder, right in between burn rates of Red Dot and Blue Dot. Load data is based on the bullet not the powder alone. My gun club buys powder wholesale add 5% and sells it to us.. they had Red Dot 8lb kegs for $105.00 out the door, so I got 2 kegs. lead bullet. I shot Green Dot with 115 FMJ using 5 gr's and it shot good for me. I was only able to find one recipe using red dot. Actual size is. However, it does not exist, at least in the currently published reload books that I own. 38 Special. (Cowboy Action) Also, thanks WiskeyT for the great link, I'll download and print. Alliant Red Dot is one such powder. This relatively new powder is smokeless, burns clean, and meters easily. I have 9mm brass and 115grain bullets and cci primers but accidentally ordered red dot powder. I see it for lead but not for FMJ. Projectiles are mostly 115g+124g FMJ for 9mm and a mix of plated and FMJ 90g for .380. My suggestion is to load it as light as you can and still get reliable functioning. Red Dot: Select A Caliber or Gauge Below To View Recipes. Kind of Pink dots, not red huh? It will work fine with jacketed bullets just not ideal. Best Pistol Red Dot Sights – { 10 } Best Red Dot Sight for Pistol Review Last updated on December 7, 2020 By Alice Jones Webb If you want faster target acquisition, more effective low light shooting , and more accurate shots at distance, you need a red dot sight for your pistol. 9mm recipes with red dot - posted in Reloading: Im new to reloading. I ment to order titegroup but messed up. However, Lyman's #49 (published May 2008) does list Green Dot for some 9mm loads. 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