Red Dot power

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by REISINGMOD50, Jan 18, 2010.


    REISINGMOD50 New Member

    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?
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2010
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    What caliber are you loading for.


    REISINGMOD50 New Member

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

    jdon72 Member

    Feb 3, 2009

    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.

  5. bntyhntr6975

    bntyhntr6975 Member

    May 5, 2009
    Wichita, Ks.
    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

    perry New Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    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

    Sep 20, 2009
    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

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    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.

    REISINGMOD50 New Member

    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

    Jun 30, 2008
    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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