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    9mm clean powder

    I'm looking for a very clean burning powder for 9mm.
    Any suggestions?

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    I prefer Silhouette for my 9MM loads.

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    I’ve tried Tightgroup and it was very clean burning. I have been steered away from it because it burns too fast. I’m trying Power Pistol now and my handgun seems to need more cleaning than it did with the other powder.
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    Red Dot is very clean in my guns. But so is unique once you're above a certain pressure level...
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    I tried a couple different powders and settled on TiteGroup. I've never had any issues with it, and I probably put 2-3000 rounds through a gun between cleanings.

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    Have heard good things about Nitro 100 NF.. especially about Clean..Talk about at the Brian Enos Site ..
    I have Not tried it in 9mm...Yet!
    Edit; I have noticed in working with other calibers, that it is Plenty Dirty at the published starting loads.. Cleans up really Nice once pushing it a little!!
    Last edited by racepres; 04-25-2024 at 06:38 PM.

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    My loads seem clean with 4.2gr bullseye and a 124gr bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battis View Post
    I'm looking for a very clean burning powder for 9mm.
    Any suggestions?
    HP38 is very clean burning in my guns and it's twin W231.

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    I concur Titegroup is a good alternative for clean burning selection of 9mm cartridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racepres View Post
    Have heard good things about Nitro 100 NF.. especially about Clean..Talk about at the Brian Enos Site ..
    I have Not tried it in 9mm...Yet!
    Edit; I have noticed in working with other calibers, that it is Plenty Dirty at the published starting loads.. Cleans up really Nice once pushing it a little!!
    I have been loading TiteWad for years now and it is very clean. I also have 8lbs of Nitro100NF and will be switching to it when my last lb of TiteWad is done. I did load some Nitro100 loads just to check them out and they are clean.

    I don't understand how anyone can say TiteGroup is clean. Everything I've loaded with it has been a sooty mess. My FIL was shooting at my house one day and I was wondering why his gun, brass, hands looked like they'd been in a coal mine and asked him.
    "I'm shooting TiteGroup loads."
    Ahh, yeah, sooty stuff.

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    if you can find it try WSF Winchester Super Field

    have used it in 40S&W and 9x19 you can also use it in 45acp and some shotgun loads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford SD View Post
    if you can find it try WSF Winchester Super Field. have used it in 40S&W and 9x19 you can also use it in 45acp and some shotgun loads
    I got some 473AA From Shady Grady. Its $15 a pound and comparable to WSF. It probably off a bit so drop the load a grain and work back up - but its available and cheap.

    EDIT: Its on the hot side, and really dense. I am using starting loads and have no incentive to increase from that
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    Speer #11 has reloading data for 473AA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACC View Post
    HP38 is very clean burning in my guns and it's twin W231.

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    Plus 1 on the above & you can add WSF

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    I remember reading the info and looking at the pictures at http://www.natoreloading.com/9mm/. The results were part of why I stocked up on Lovex D-032 (a.k.a. Clean Shot)

    I went back & looked stuff over to refocus on the cleanliness aspect.

    For typical shooting loads, AA#2 and Clean Shot were considered the best. Near zero soot and not much in the way of particulate residue. The NATO reloading guy seemed to think 231/HP-38 and 244 were next best in this burn rate range.

    I did not dig into the powders that people would select to maximize velocity.

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    I have been using HP38 but have 30 lbs of Clean Shot in reserve
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    Another WSF; 9mm and 45ACP

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    True Blue will burn very clean in 9mm, and it meters beautifully.

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