Bullseye vs. Power Pistol

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  1. The Count

    The Count New Member

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    i reload my 9mm with bullseye and 38 spl & 45 LC with clays. just ordered a bottle of power pistol. both powders are from the same manufacturer/ how does it compare to bullseye? which one you guys find better for what?

    thanks.
  2. JLA

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    I have never used power pistol, but everything i read about it has it pegged as one of the most versatile pistol powders around. Ill try it someday, but for now, I have about 35 pounds of various other pistol powders to use up;)
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    you will be my best buddy when the SHTF
    :D
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    Benefits of working part-time for a gunshop. I take the stuff I want out on a running tab and pay for it with gunwork:D its a pretty sweet setup;)
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    I really like power pistol in 9mm its the cleanest burning powder I have found yet. Also load it in 45, and great, clean results there as well. Requires a few more gr for a nominal load than bullseye which is a plus for catching double charges, and maximizing case volume with powder.
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    PP also seems to have a wide range from start to max which I like. I havnt tried power pistol yet but will soon.
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    Power Pistol was designed specifically for the 9mm. It does have a pretty good muzzle flash which some people find objectionable. It is very clean burning.
  8. The Count

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    you like muzzle flash? you should see my keltec plr 16 (a pistol that shoots 223) without a muzzle break! i call it 'my little friend'.....
    :D
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    jla.. when the shtf... look for me when you see me coming lol
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    I'm looking to reload a lot of 9mm over the winter. I stopped by the only place that carries any sort of selection of reloading supplies here, and I swear they used to have power pistol. So I asked if they could order some, they said they would for $5 fee. This is ridiculous because they already charge way too much for powders there. $34 for 1lb of Varget , i paid $31 for BL-C2, etc. AGH! I think the Walmart here has some powders, I will have to check.

    Anyway back on topic, I've been wondering about power pistol too and am convinced to try it :) I might order a metric crap tonne online and eat the hazmat fee. I figure a few pounds of pistol powder, cast lead bullets and a single stage press should keep me busy all winter
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    Ill keep a lookout john;) Lets hope you ride to join forces, not oppose them.... Like clifton clowers, I have many spies in these woods...;)
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    i already got a wife though so it'll be to join forces
  13. The Count

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    i hear you brother. the summer here in nc was brutal. a record 90 or so days with the temperature over 90 degrees. i was sweating buckets in my garage just reloading for an hour at a time.
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