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Old January 18, 2001, 11:05 AM   #1
Casey
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Hello all,

I am loading my 9x23 with WST currently, and it is an excellent powder. I use 6.8 gr of WST to drive a 124 gr JFP slug for target shooting. However, it fills the case to the point that I must compress the powder.

What I am trying to do is find a powder that will allow me to drive this slug, and perhaps a JHP to higher velocities. Basically, a powder that will take up less space in the cartridge but provide high velocities. Maybe I need to go to a powder that is used in the 357 Magnum?

I have successfully loaded several, but I am curious about your recommendations. I have no doubts that you guys can provide me with information to improve my loads.

Thanks.

Casey

[Edited by Casey on 01-18-2001 at 02:15 PM]
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Old January 18, 2001, 07:44 PM   #2
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Full case is good. Why mess with it? If you're wanting more velocity, perhaps Alliant (gee, I miss Hercules!) Power Pistol will do it for you.

I've also heard that WSF is quite good for hot loads--IIRC!
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Old January 18, 2001, 08:12 PM   #3
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Hello Casey

What type of gun is it and what barrel are you useing.
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Old January 19, 2001, 01:00 AM   #4
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Casey,

Take a look at VV 3N37 or Vectan SP2. I had good success loading 175PF ammo with 3N37 in a 38Super. Perhaps these 2 powders will work equally well in the 9x23 for you.
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Old January 20, 2001, 12:37 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information.

I think that I might just try the Power Pistol.

The gun is a Colt Custom 1911, with a BarSto barrel.

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Old January 20, 2001, 08:05 PM   #6
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Try AA#9 or AA#7 both rock in 38super.
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