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Old 02-11-2010, 5:21 PM
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Worked up three different grain weights of Unique powder under 115gr fmj's @ an OAL of 1.150". Went and shot them today with all positive results. The three grain weights are 5.3, 5.5, 5.7 all produced manageable recoil with full slide lock on my Glock 19. To my surprise, Unique powder is rather clean burning. I have been using W231 religiously and decided to venture out. All in all, I am happy with 5.5gr of Unique and will be using this formula for a while.
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Old 02-11-2010, 5:31 PM
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I use it for everything. 28ga, 12ga, 38spl, 44 spl, light 44 mag, 45acp, 9mm.
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I also use the same load, 5.5 gr Unique under 115 gr plated bullets with oal 1.150", in my Kimber 1911. Over 4000 rounds and counting.
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I like using Unique with 9mm. Yields higher velocity than the W231. It's been several years now that Unique has a cleaner burning property. I get good results too with .38 spl and .357 mag. My plinking load is 5.8 grains topped with 115 grain Rainer or Berry's 9mm plated bullet.
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I like using Unique with 9mm. Yields higher velocity than the W231. It's been several years now that Unique has a cleaner burning property. I get good results too with .38 spl and .357 mag. My plinking load is 5.8 grains topped with 115 grain Rainer or Berry's 9mm plated bullet.
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I was thinking about getting a Marlin 1894c which shoots .357mag, and would love to consolidate powders. Are you using SPM primers or standard SP primers for your load? My Lyman 49th isn't very specific as too which type of primer is recommended. It says Small Pistol, Magnum. It's kind of deceiving.
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You can use standard small pistol primer. My Speer reload manual list Unique with standard small pistol primer. Even if you use magnum primers you can just back off the powder charge a bit by going mid-range instead of maximum.

By the way, you'll like the Marlin. I had a chance to shoot that rifle a few years back and was sorry that I did not buy one when I had the chance.
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You can use standard small pistol primer. My Speer reload manual list Unique with standard small pistol primer. Even if you use magnum primers you can just back off the powder charge a bit by going mid-range instead of maximum.

By the way, you'll like the Marlin. I had a chance to shoot that rifle a few years back and was sorry that I did not buy one when I had the chance.
Sweet, Thanks!!
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