Great idea for a thread and I will be following it closely. I live in a condo for at least the next year or so and when my daughter graduates from college I will be buying a house once again. I had a great workbench in my garage at my last house, but never gave reloading a thought. I just pray that my o.c.d and my a.d.d doesn't hinder my attempt to become a reloader.
Thanks for the input guys. I was a bullseye guy for years and then I thought I’d try HP-38. It burns cleaner than bullseye but it looks like 20% of the powder burns after the bullet leaves the short barrel pistols I shoot. Short barrel is 4” or shorter.
Has anyone ever tried Clays? I read somewhere it is a real fast burning powder.
My max loads with the 231 were not much. Nosler shows a max load of 4.6 for a 124 JHP. I tried it with coated lead and got 1057 fps.
With 115 Lead powder coated, I got 980 fps for 4.5 grains and 1030 for a max of 5.0 grains WW231. Oal is 1.150. Great plinking round and both worked the action, but nothing spectacular. Don't forget, 3.1" micro 9. I may have 5" results if I look.
Used up a pound of clays on 38s and 45s last year. It worked fine for low pressure rounds. Don't know how it would work for 9mm. I am out of it.
Have not tired Bullseye in the 9mm yet, been using Promo, I had an 8 lb jug. Its almost gone.
I have Bullseye. Just have not got to it yet.