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  • Coon

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    I recently was able to find some bottles of Unique powder. Been looking for a long time. Now I find that in my Lee Manual there is almost no recipes for 9mm Lugar and Unique. I am very disappointed since I really like the Lee Modern Reloading Manual. So then I go online to the Alliant website and pull up some 9mm info. They list the charge weight for a load using Unique. But it doesn't say if it is the min or max load. Just the one wt. I have sent them a question but why would they not have that info on their site? Sorry for the rambling, guess I am just venting.
    On their data page, there is a note that says to subtract 10% for a starting load. I was having the same problem for bullseye powder, and finally saw that note.
     

    deemus

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    115g bullets show 4.4 to 5.8

    124 bullets show 4.0 to 4.5
     
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    TexMex247

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    I tried blue dot in the 45 auto but it's another one I hoard for the 45LC. Iirc it spits good fireballs in the 9mm but there are too many better options imo. I think you'll find the unique workable but sooty for sure.
     

    SARGE67

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    Way back in the day (1970s), I used Hercules Unique powder with my RCBS reloader for my S&W Model 19 357 magnum. It was always reliable and safe. I was really into reloading with it then times being what they were, both the RCBS and gun were sold cheap.
     

    deemus

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    I tried blue dot in the 45 auto but it's another one I hoard for the 45LC. Iirc it spits good fireballs in the 9mm but there are too many better options imo. I think you'll find the unique workable but sooty for sure.


    Try Nitro100 for 45LC. I love that powder for that round. And it’s pretty easy to find.
     
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