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Old September 20, 2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Clean Burning 9mm Powder

What, in your opinion, is the cleanest burning 9mm powder out there? I need to find a good powder to use that won't be too dirty on my suppressor, therefore reducing solvent-soaks. I reload for lots of pistol calibers, but I have never loaded 9mm before. I don't need a hot load, as all my reloads will be less than 1050fps for use with said suppressor. Thanks for any advice/recipes.

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Old September 20, 2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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I load 115gr fmj with 3.6gr Clays. Gives me 1050fps. Very clean powder, but be careful, its fast, and 3.9gr is max. Another load I like is 6.0gr HS6, also gives 1050fps, not as clean, but way cleaner than WWB! Load safe
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Old September 20, 2006, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks. Happen to have any loads for 124gr or heavier bullets?
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Old September 21, 2006, 05:19 AM   #4
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clean?

WAP (now Ramshot Silhouette)

3N37 (this may be cleaner than WAP, but they are sooo close)

These two are by far the cleanest powders I've tested in 9x19 (with Power Pistol, AA5, and HS6 not too far back...).
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Old September 21, 2006, 05:48 AM   #5
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I've loaded thousands of 9mmx19 124 gr. and 147 gr. rounds using AA #5 with very good results and clean enough that I never gave it a thought.
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Old September 21, 2006, 03:38 PM   #6
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Thanks a bunch, I will pick some powders up next time I am at the shop and do some experimenting.
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Old September 21, 2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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HS-6,universal clays
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Old September 22, 2006, 07:57 AM   #8
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Regular Clays. I load 3.7 at 1.130 with a Zero 124 FPJ. Gives me 1050 from a G17, and is dead clean. Clays loads are very quiet anyway, through a suppressor they should be incredibly quiet.

Most of the mess in your suppressor that is really hard to clean is probably lead from the base of FMJ bullets. Powder residue is usually pretty easy to clean. Montana Gold mades a true FMJ bullet with an enclosed base, they keep the gun a lot cleaner than an exposed lead base FMJ. Using a JHP will also keep the gun a lot cleaner. The Montana Gold have been darn accurate for me as well, I just started using them a couple months ago and like them a lot.
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Old September 22, 2006, 12:02 PM   #9
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Yeah, I plan on using as many fully jacketed bullets as I can. I would like to eliminate ALL lead from being used in this suppressor. Thanks for the word on Clays. I will give that a try. I use the heck out of it for my Trap loads, so I have plenty on hand.
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Old September 25, 2006, 09:28 AM   #10
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My favorite load in 9mm is 5.3gr VV N340 with a 124gr JHP bullet. VERY clean load; I once went over 500 rounds of that in my Glock 19 without cleaning, and when I then did clean the pistol it hardly had anything inside.
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Old September 26, 2006, 05:19 AM   #11
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did you all forget to list the col with those loads. I think its important when i listen to someones loading data. I usually go 1.135 with 115gr fmj Magtech with 3.4-3.8 grains of Clays depnding on with 9mm gun i'm loading for.
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Old September 26, 2006, 05:40 AM   #12
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I would probably use Clays if I did not have a need to make Major with my .40. I have found Titegroup to fill my needs for 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. It is very clean in 9mm and .40. I use 3.5 gr with a 125 gr lead bullet in my 9mm Glocks. Same load should work with a jacketed bullet. I get 1050 fps out of a G34. OAL is 1.135".
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