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Old 02-29-2020, 12:07 PM
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4.2 grains of Bullseye

Read an old artical by patric sweeney he called "magical load" for 9mm...4.2 grs. Bullseye with any bullet.....anybody used bullseye 4.2 load


https://gunworld.com/ammo/9mm-and-bullseye-the-magical-load/
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Old 02-29-2020, 12:36 PM
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My shooting buddy uses 4.2 grains of BE for his 9mm loads using 124 grain plated projectiles. Works very well for him...

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Old 02-29-2020, 12:43 PM
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4.2 grains of Bullseye

Good for 124s and would work for 115s ... not sure Id use for 147s
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Old 02-29-2020, 01:03 PM
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Magic is deceiving. Checked my database and have only tested BE for 115gn LRN, 4, 4.2 and 4.4 grains. None are anything to write home about in the accuracy dept, with 4.2 being the least accurate. Now BE-86 and 115 LRN is another story. My DB shows 5.2 grains to be my most accurate powder and load I've tested for that bullet.

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Old 02-29-2020, 02:53 PM
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Power Pistol and N330 are both better for target use. N330 is definitely cleaner. BE is great, but there are better 9mm powders if target works is in order.
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Old 02-29-2020, 03:01 PM
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Thanks for your replys
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:24 PM
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Not Bullseye, but I've used 4.2gr Titegroup with 115-125gr bullets in 9mm. For 147's I use Power Pistol.
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:02 PM
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I can’t recall being terribly impressed by bullseye for 9mm but I saw the article and plan to try it just for giggles. I’m a sucker for trying new loads. 🙄
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Old 02-29-2020, 10:52 PM
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its a sedate load for a 158 grain cast semi wadcutter in a 357 magnum case. accuracy isn't as good as same bullet in a 38 spcl case with a .5c scoop of red dot
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Old 02-29-2020, 11:35 PM
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I've used it, and it's worked great for me. As Sweeney says, it works for just about all weights. BE may not be the latest and greatest, but its been around long enough to prove itself many times over.
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:35 AM
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9mm loads....

For competitive action shooting games, I reload and like a 124 gr. Precision Delta or Montana Gold JHP bullet with 4.0 grains of Tite Group. I load the overall length with the JHP bullets to 1.09" In my STI 2011 guns, I use an 18# mainspring, and a 10# recoil spring, since this is more of a light or midrange velocity load. If I use a good moly coated 125 gr. truncated cone bullet, I will use 3.8 grains of Tite Group and the overall length will be loaded slightly longer.
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:06 AM
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its a sedate load for a 158 grain cast semi wadcutter in a 357 magnum case. accuracy isn't as good as same bullet in a 38 spcl case with a .5c scoop of red dot
OP was asking about 9mm, not .38/.357.
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:45 PM
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OP was asking about 9mm, not .38/.357.
well .357 is superior cartridge. Its only polite to shows those the errors of their ways. Hopefully to bring them enlightenment.
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:54 PM
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Just checking my Lyman 49th and 4.2 is OK for 95 gr FMJ, 115 gr JHP, and 125 gr. JHP, but nearing max., and at max. for 120 gr cast bullets. And over max for a 147 gr. TMJ and cast.

FWIW, I pay no attention to "celebrity" loads or any "internet" loads...
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Old 03-02-2020, 01:03 PM
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> 4gr BE sounds a tad bit hot.

BE is an ok powder but performance is mainly determined by how well it meters in your particular powder drop.

I use Dillon machines and titegroup meters by far the best and therefor the most accurate for me, also least position sensitive, reason why it does well in light loads.

I use 3.3 gr TG with a 135 gr 9mm blue bullet in the thousands and never going to change that bar any other changes I cant forsee.
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Old 03-03-2020, 11:50 AM
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BE is an ok powder but performance is mainly determined by how well it meters in your particular powder drop.
Not meaning to be snarky, but I don't understand this. I have had good performance from Bullseye when I used a dipper, when I used a Pacific Pistol Powder Measure, when I use a Lee PPM, and when I use my C-H 502 (my very first reloads were 38 Specials loaded with Bullseye using a Lee Loader/dipper in '69). If one is talking about accurate powder charges, mebbe, but powder measures, metering, has little to do with a powder's performance.
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well .357 is superior cartridge. Its only polite to shows those the errors of their ways. Hopefully to bring them enlightenment.


Yep, but good revolvers are hard enough to come by as it is-no point in making them more popular!

Now if someone would figure out how to make M-1 Carbines in .357 Mag we'd really have something...
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:10 PM
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4.0 grs Bullseye does the trick for me in 9mm AND 45acp. In 9mm, 115/124gr bullets. In 45acp, 200gr SWC/230gr RN. The IDEAL Bullseye weight!
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:03 AM
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In 45acp with a 200lswc, 4.2 gr. Bullseye seemed to be magically delicious. My friend told me that recipe over 40 years ago.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 PM
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I finally got out a couple days ago and tried 4.2g of Bullseye behind a 125 Zero JHP in my Nighthawk Talon. Average group size was more than double what I get from my two favorite pet loads benched at 25 yards. Well, we tried 👍
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:41 PM
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Read an old artical by patric sweeney he called "magical load" for 9mm...4.2 grs. Bullseye with any bullet.....anybody used bullseye 4.2 load
Bullseye and Titegroup are pretty close but Bulleye is too dirty for me. This works well for me in 9mm, Zero 125gr JHP Titegroup 4.0gr COL 1.1 chronograph 1100fps SD19. Coated round nose Titegroup 3.8gr COL 1.125.
This group was 1/2 inch at 50ft from a sandbag rest, iron sight, with STI Trojan.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:46 PM
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Bullseye doesnt meter as good as titegroup. Plus titegroup is not position sensitive and ideal for light target (competition) loads. Titegroup only!
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