Red Dot power

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  1. REISINGMOD50

    REISINGMOD50 New Member

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    I am having some trouble finding loading data for Red Dot powder for 9mm 147gr LSWC bullets. Is there any suitable power loads for this powder and bullet weight?
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  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    What caliber are you loading for.
  3. REISINGMOD50

    REISINGMOD50 New Member

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    Sorry, forgot to put the correct cal. It is 9mm.
  4. jdon72

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    Reising,

    You did have 9mm on the first post, but I have found red dot to be used more for shotshell(which I do not reload) and handgun...the handgun loads are usually larger caliber like 45acp, 38spec, etc. Not much infor for 9mm because, and this is my opinion, it has a different burn rate and is more for larger caliber pistols.

    J
  5. bntyhntr6975

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    I load and shoot alot of 127g RN 9mm. I really like using Power Pistol. I haven't looked to see if theres a listing for the heavier bullet though.I use Power Pistol in 9mm, .45, .38spl, and .357 mag.
  6. perry

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    I have been using Red Dot for 5 years. Reloading 9mm but with a 124 gr. FMJ. I also use Red Dot for 38 Special, and 45 Colt reloads.
  7. bucksnducks

    bucksnducks New Member

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    Red Dot is a good powder. I agree with jdon72, I have heard of it used mostly in shotgun loads. In fact I used it for years for trap loads and it worked just fine.
    I know it can be used in handgun cartridges as well, but you should know that there a lot of powders out there that are much cleaner burning than Red Dot.
  8. Oneida Steve

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    I have used Red Dot in handgun calibers for many years. It's handy because I always have some around for loading trap shotshell loads.

    The older Speer manuals always had data for loading Red Dot powder in mid-range loads. I've used 3.6 grains with a cast .38 LWC many times. 4.2 grains was my 9mm load for Rainers plated bullets.
  9. REISINGMOD50

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    Thanks. I usually use Winchester 231 or Bullseye but I have a lot of the Red Dot and would like to make use of it for my 9mm. I do also reload .45, which I can use the Red Dot for.
  10. m.h.

    m.h. New Member

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    the alliant 2002 reloaders guide lists 9mm 147g XPT with red dot at 3.4g @895fps and 32400psi. For what its worth.
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