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Anyone tried this powder for 9mm 147 gr blue bullets or Xtreme bullets?

Need help with a load to make minor PF.

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I loaded this powder with acme 147gr FPs, 3.3gr at 1.120 OAL out of my S2 and S3 was barely enough to make minor. 3.5gr put me at 130 avg PF. I'll have to see if I can export my chrono log and post it tomorrow.

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I loaded this powder with acme 147gr FPs, 3.3gr at 1.120 OAL out of my S2 and S3 was barely enough to make minor. 3.5gr put me at 130 avg PF. I'll have to see if I can export my chrono log and post it tomorrow.

That is surprising. I thought it would have taken a bit less to make minor with where the burn rate is on this powder.

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Ignore the 3.2gr data, I put my normal 3.4gr tg load there as a reference. I guess I don't need that much powder for PF. :)

Test load vectan

Dec 20, 2015

Conditions:

Overcast

Rd 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6

1 975 853 876 902 910

2 956 863 896 917 933

3 962 867 872 900 907

4 855 873 888 900

5 860 860 878 869

Avg V 964.3 859.6 875.4 897 903.8

Std Dev 9.7 5.7 13 14.8 23.1

Ext Spr 19 14 36 39 64

Max V 975 867 896 917 933

Min V 956 853 860 878 869

Avg PF 141 126 128 131 132

Max PF143 127 131 134 137

Min PF 140 125 126 129 127

Bullet: Acme

Bullet Weight: 147

Bullet Caliber: 9mm

Gun: Stock 3

Minor Velocity: 850

Major Velocity: 1,122

Minor Power Factor: 125

Major Power Factor: 165

OAL: 1.120

Powder: Vectan ba9.5

Generated by Chronograph Log - http://on-core.com/chronographlog

Edited by haiedras

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Vectan test

Dec 20, 2015

Conditions:

Overcast

Rd/Ld 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6

1 856 856 875 911

2 873 876 890 922

3 859 873 894 911

4 876 865 896 892

5 847 859 876 889

Avg V 862.2 865.8 886.2 905

Std Dev12.1 8.6 10 14

Ext Spr 29 20 21 33

Max V 876 876 896 922

Min V 847 856 875 889

Avg PF 126 127 130 133

Max PF128 128 131 135

Min PF 124 125 128 130

Bullet: Acme

Bullet Weight: 147

Bullet Caliber: 9mm

Gun: Tanfoglio stock II small frame

Minor Velocity: 850

Major Velocity: 1,122

Minor Power Factor: 125

Major Power Factor: 165

OAL: 1.120

Powder: Vectan ba9.5

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Thanks for the info Haiedras!!!

I have a starting point now...

Is the powder soft shooting?

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Anyone shot both this and Prima V? I'm getting to the bottom of my Prima V stash, and while it's cheap and clean, SDs are kinda high in my 1050. I'm wondering if BA 9.5 might meter more consistently. I'm loading 124s.

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5 hours ago, Andreas said:

Anyone shot both this and Prima V? I'm getting to the bottom of my Prima V stash, and while it's cheap and clean, SDs are kinda high in my 1050. I'm wondering if BA 9.5 might meter more consistently. I'm loading 124s.

I've reloaded Ba9.5, Prima V and N320 for 9mm minor.  I've found Prima V and N320 to be very comparable.  I started working up loads for Ba9.5, after a few ladders I noticed that it was slower than the other two powders, using the same charge.  With no clear advantages for continuing the load development, I stopped.

 

Between Prima V and N320, I prefer the Prima V, as SD, cleanliness, accuracy and charge are very similar and the cost is 1/2 of N320.

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10 minutes ago, muncie21 said:

  I started working up loads for Ba9.5, after a few ladders I noticed that it was slower than the other two powders, using the same charge.  With no clear advantages for continuing the load development, I stopped.

I did the same thing. Ba9.5 needed .5gr more than my N320 loads and had a bit more snap. The SD's were better than the N320/PV loads and also metered very well. It would probably be a better/cleaner replacement for people who like HP38/231.

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