Hipoint Firearms Forums > Other Topics of Interest > Reloading Zone > Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
packa123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lehi, Ut
Posts: 144
Default Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

I am going to try some 147gr xtps that I picked up the other day and I am wondering what powders you all are using? I want the most economical load I can get with these. I use clays for my 115 and 124 and I have been pleased, but I can't seem to find data for the 147 using clays. I would assume it is because of the speed of the powder. It is not really suited for the 9mm but it is economical and it has worked just fine for me. I do use SW's blue dot load for the carbine though.

Pack

__________________

Smile

http://www.diabetesdonations.org
Helping those that need the help.

packa123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
fish
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 55
Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

Bullseye and Unique are cost efficient powders in this application and perform well too. Blue Dot does very well with 147gr jacketed bullets in 9mm pistols but is not as cost effective. You will get fewer rounds per pound from Blue Dot than you will from Bullseye and Unique.

I hope you're planning to run the 147gr bullets in a pistol and not out of a carbine length barrel like the HP995. The Speer manual has an excellent discussion about pistol caliber bullets in rifle length barrels; in summary, heavy for the caliber bullets like the 147gr are not recommended out of rifle length barrels.

__________________
fish is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
lowly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 42
Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

IMR 700X should be on your short list if you're going for economy. Small loads, low powder price. It probably is the most economical powder for 147gr HDY XTPs. Costs to load your 115 and 125 grainers will be almost the same as the Clays you're using as well.

If you can find load data for Clays, that's probably the way to go.

__________________
lowly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 05:03 PM   #4
ajole
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
ajole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NE Utah
Posts: 17,874
Liked 4593 Times on 3213 Posts
Likes Given: 4118

Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

I was also going to say Titegroup...though I did use PowerPistol to load some 147 XTP, with no issues.

__________________


He who smiles last....

......................thinks slowest.

Q

Not anything to do with me,...but SWAGA referred me to it...and it is pretty funny: The Ballad of Ajole
17 HP's and counting.
ajole is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
packa123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lehi, Ut
Posts: 144
Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?


I have been looking at 700X. The data I was looking at had it the most economical. I may have to look at tightgroup again.

Thanks for the info guys. This is what I am looking for. Keep it coming.

Pack
__________________

Smile

http://www.diabetesdonations.org
Helping those that need the help.

packa123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
lowly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 42
Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

Actually, Lee has a load for Universal Clays, but I know there's more than one flavor of the Clays so I don't know if that's helpful.

__________________
lowly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #7
packa123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lehi, Ut
Posts: 144
Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

Yeah, I have been using just plain clays. I know there are multiple clays so I tend to call clays.....clays and universal...universal. But that is just me. Lol

Pack

__________________

Smile

http://www.diabetesdonations.org
Helping those that need the help.

packa123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #8
Silicon Wolverine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,447
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts

Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

i used unique and blue dot when i tinkered with 147s, but i got less than steallar accuracy results with my guns using 147s, and dropped back to 124s and 115s. unless you have a specific prupose for the 147s, 124s or 115s are far cheaper to shoot if thats your intent.

SW

__________________
Silicon Wolverine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2011, 12:54 AM   #9
packa123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lehi, Ut
Posts: 144
Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

I am tinkering with the 147XTP's for a SD load and to carry when up in the mountainyas. Now I know about the "don't carry reload for SD" bit and I am really not worried.

I have never used the 147s before so I just wanted to try them out. When looking at commercial ammo loaded with the 147XTP it was around a buck a shot. I just want to see how low I can reload the same ammo for with some degree of accuracy as well.

Pack

__________________

Smile

http://www.diabetesdonations.org
Helping those that need the help.

packa123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2011, 03:26 AM   #10
Silicon Wolverine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,447
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts

Default Re: Fav. 9mm 147gr powder?

if i want to carry 147s i shoot winchester silvertips. they penetrate better than any other hollowpoint ive ever shot.

SW

__________________
Silicon Wolverine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lee powder scale and powder measure video's Silicon Wolverine Reloading Zone 4 04-28-2013 10:57 PM
speer gold dot 147gr. gdhp tRavis Caliber Zone 3 03-24-2011 01:14 AM
The Hornady 9mm 147gr XTP is pretty tough Evi|grin 2010 2 03-16-2010 03:34 AM
147gr GDHP's in a 995 Tooguns Hi-Point Carbines 7 03-08-2009 03:30 AM
147gr Winchester White Box in C9's rimfirehunter Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009) 15 07-30-2008 02:24 PM

Hi-Point and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Hi-Point Firearms and MKS Supply. Hipointfirearmsforum.com is not in any way associated with Hi-Point Firearms or MKS Supply LLC