9mm Cast Bullet Load Development and Range Testing with Unique

(The original version of this video was posted to YouTube on June 12, 2017)

I recently cast bullets for 9mm with the NOE HTC358-133-RN mold, powder coated them with Eastwood Lime Green, and sized them to .358″. I am now working up a load with Unique powder, which is a challenge since there is no published load data for this or a similar bullet. I am shooting these from my Beretta 92S.

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The bullet mold at NOE:  HTC358-133-RN mould

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NickJ
NickJ

I hate it when books of data have all kinds of bullets and loads but the one were using ! I think I’m going to start my reloading in reverse and see what all the data books have and then cast those bullets and use those powders 🙂

toolness1
toolness1

I like the adventure in guessing 🙂

NickJ
NickJ

I guess that would work too 🙂

toolness1
toolness1

Excellent vid, thanks for sharing! Using your barrel as a case gauge is the way to go. I really like Unique. I started with Bullseye in 9mm and I always got singed/sooty cases. It worked fine and shot fine, I just didn’t like it. I still use it for 9×18, .45 and light loads for the 44 Special, but Unique is my favorite for 9mm by far. I figured you would be around the 4.5gr range with this one. I’ll do a similar ramp test when I get my mold in and get around to casting some. I am going… Read more »