Anyone load using Bayou's 135 grain 9mm bullet

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Anyone load using Bayou's 135 grain 9mm bullet

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So, my normal 9mm bullet is a 147 grain flat point, loaded with Silhouette. Hi-tek coated from either Missouri, SNS, or Bayou.

While this bullet works great in my CZ and Argie hi-power, it doesn't feed well in the wife's 1911.

Was thinking about trying Bayou's 135 grain round nose. That would make minor at 950 fps. Data looks pretty sparse for this bullet weight though. Anyone use it? (or a 135 grain coated bullet from another vendor)


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My Hodgdon manual from 2020 lists data for many powders for this projectile, but not with Silhouette. If you have any of these powders, my manual can help. Longshot, 572, HS-6, CFE Pistol, Autocomp, Universal, 244, 231, HP-38, IMR Red, IMR Target, Titegroup, 700-X and Clays.
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Suck My Glock wrote: September 4th, 2022, 7:36 pm My Hodgdon manual from 2020 lists data for many powders for this projectile, but not with Silhouette. If you have any of these powders, my manual can help. Longshot, 572, HS-6, CFE Pistol, Autocomp, Universal, 244, 231, HP-38, IMR Red, IMR Target, Titegroup, 700-X and Clays.
Hodgdon's online manual lists 13 powders, several of which I have never heard of nor seen, but I do have

H. Universal
W231
WSF

I might also have a can of CFE Pistol.

I'd lean towards Universal since I have quite a bit of it.
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following, as i have about 10k of coated 135 gr and cast pills, i normally use 115 gr for plinking, so this will give me a lead towards a load
thanks for all info
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For Universal;
Starting charge weight 3.8 grains producing 973fps out of a 4in. bbl. / max is 4.3 producing 1073fps

For W231;
starting is 3.6grns producing 937fps / max is 4.2 producing 1028fps

For CFE Pistol;
starting is 4.2grns producing 974fps / max is 4.8 producing 1092fps
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I load coated 135gr in my 147 load don't change anything makes a nice light load runs in almost all my 9mm stuff. Using long shot powder.
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nvgdude wrote: September 4th, 2022, 2:39 pm So, my normal 9mm bullet is a 147 grain flat point, loaded with Silhouette. Hi-tek coated from either Missouri, SNS, or Bayou.

While this bullet works great in my CZ and Argie hi-power, it doesn't feed well in the wife's 1911.

Was thinking about trying Bayou's 135 grain round nose. That would make minor at 950 fps. Data looks pretty sparse for this bullet weight though. Anyone use it? (or a 135 grain coated bullet from another vendor)
A flat point is similar to a hollow point, use hollow point data. I have just found a bullet that is close and used the data for that.
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I love these 135gr bullets. Load em up light with titegroup for a super soft shooting, extremely accurate load.
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So, Finally got to the range.

4.0 grains of H. Universal, 135 Bayou bullet.
Commander length 1911 (Dan Wesson CCO)

Average velocity = 1022 fps
StDev = 12 fps

That gives a Power Factor of 138. Think I will go down to 3.9 and these will make a great 1GUN load.
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