9mm Cast Bullet Range Testing with Alliant e3

(The original version of this video was posted to YouTube on June 19, 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 Alliant e3 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.

(note, I meant 1,100 fps, not 11,000 fps)

Click here for the Eastwood Lime Green powder

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

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matrix
matrix

Hi. I am just starting to cast my own bullets and have followed almost your suggestions regarding equipment. I have bought 2 moulds from Lee in 45-70 and 9mm, Lee’s Production Pot 4, dipper, etc. I only have range scrap as a source of lead but it seems like a good way to get started. I do however have one question that I hope doesn’t seem too stupid. You give hardness values for many of your bullets. Can I ask you what you use to test for hardness? My hope is to have a good degree of hardness consistency so… Read more »

NickJ
NickJ

Hey Bacon, been told shotgun powders do well for pistol ammo have never tried it but should give it a go. Have some Red Dot so I guess it’s only fear itself holding me back !

TreeTopFlier
TreeTopFlier

Nice work up!

briannoel248
briannoel248

Great video