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Old 01-26-2020, 08:46 AM
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Alliant "Sport Pistol"

Sport Pistol seems to be the hot new powder for 9mm. Since I shoot both 9 and 45 thought I'd try it out. I've been using VV N320 for both, but this is half price. My number of rounds per week has picked up quite a bit and need something a little cheaper.
Alliant only shows one powder charge for 230 LRN, at 5.1.
I shot 5.0 and it felt like a +P round out of a 5" Sig. The recoil impulse was heavy. Leads me to think the burn rate is in the Titegroup range.

The question is do any of you have any experiences with this, and what are you loading to?
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:18 AM
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I never got around to trying it, but remembered a post that had this link:

http://accurateshooter.net/Downloads...ldata10217.pdf

Credit to Jim Watson for posting the link originally.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:25 AM
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Thanks.
I'm off to try three loads: 4.3 4.4 and 4.7.
Will report back
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:45 PM
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Just to update from my previous post.
4.3 & 4.5 are just a little too light for reliable cycling.
4.7 was ok but just a little more than I need.
I have shot 4.5 before so that seems to be where I believe I'll go.

As a footnote these are shot with a 16# recoil spring and a 17# main spring.
One could lighten these up and the 4.3 & 4.5 could work fine.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:21 AM
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When charge data shows only one charge, it is normally maximum. Common reloading practice to reduce that load by 10% and work up, if necessary...
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:20 AM
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I haven't tried Sport Pistol, but I do use BE-86, also from Alliant, and it does well for both 9mm and 45 ACP. If Sport Piston does not work out for you, try BE-86.
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Old 01-28-2020, 04:46 AM
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Sport pistol was engineered with coated bullets in mind.
Faster burning powders, ~ Bullseye and faster can dissolve the coating.
When I run low on powder I'll likely pick up some SP.

SNS has an interesting read on this.

https://snscasting.com/
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Old 01-28-2020, 06:03 AM
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I have only used Sport Pistol in 9mm and load the same charge as with N320. For a 125gr Coated bullet, 4.0gr works in all my 1911s using a 12# Recoil Spring and my CZs with similar weight springs. All cycle fine for me.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:45 AM
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Sport Pistol seems to be the hot new powder for 9mm. Since I shoot both 9 and 45 thought I'd try it out. I've been using VV N320 for both, but this is half price. My number of rounds per week has picked up quite a bit and need something a little cheaper.
Alliant only shows one powder charge for 230 LRN, at 5.1.
I shot 5.0 and it felt like a +P round out of a 5" Sig. The recoil impulse was heavy. Leads me to think the burn rate is in the Titegroup range.

The question is do any of you have any experiences with this, and what are you loading to?
I would agree on the burn rate. Perhaps just a tad slower than TiteGroup. TG was a smokey mess for me with some coated bullet - load combinations.
Sport Pistol has worked very well in 40S&W and 9 with a variety of bullets.
Have yet to try it in 45 simply because I have so many good load options already. Let us know.
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Old 02-01-2020, 05:13 PM
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I have agree with black jack on BE-86, I've been loading 9's,40's,45acp and 10mm in variety of loads and projectiles and couldn't be happier runs clean flash suppressed meters well. It's all i use.JJ
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:17 AM
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I have agree with black jack on BE-86, I've been loading 9's,40's,45acp and 10mm in variety of loads and projectiles and couldn't be happier runs clean flash suppressed meters well. It's all i use.JJ
I'll give another vote for BE-86.

If I could only use one powder from now on, it would be BE-86.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for all the posts and suggestions.
Most of the shooting I do is indoors so smokiness does come into play. However, 4.5 gns seems to be the charge wt. I'm looking for. For my set up anyway.
I'm hitting the range again today to see how accuate these will be.
If it doesn't go well then BE-86 is probably the answer.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:27 PM
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I use VV N-320 for my 9mm's but I have a friend that swears by Sport Pistol. The difference in actual powder cost per round just isn't enough for me to change at this time.
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