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07Apr

ALLIANT UNIQUE POWDER

Alliant Unique Reloading Data with Frontier Bullets, Posted in Pistol Reloading

ALLIANT UNIQUE POWDER
Alliant Unique Reloading Data

The Alliant Powder Unique has been redeveloped and is now a cleaner burning powder. Its principal purpose is as an all round shotgun powder and has a secondary use as a handgun reloading powder, where you can achieve good loads in all the popular pistol calibres.

Alliant Unique Powder



       LOADS USING FRONTIER BULLETS AND ALLIANT UNIQUE POWDER


                                       FOR IPSC PRACTICAL PISTOL

The Alliant Powder Unique has been redeveloped and is now a cleaner burning powder. Its principal purpose is as an all round shotgun powder and has a secondary use as a handgun reloading powder, where you can achieve good loads in all the popular pistol calibres.





For more than 125 years in the USA Alliant Powder has produced popular smokeless powders and is part of ATK Security and Sporting. For more information you can visit www.alliantpowder.com

The overall length of the loaded cartridge is critical to both function correctly through the pistol and to maintain safe pressures. We used Frontier Complete Metal Jacket ( CMJ ), Complete Metal Jacket Flat Point ( CMJ FP ) and Lead Round Nose ( LRN ) bullets. The 9mm bullets had to be seated deeper a bit so as not to contact the start of the rifling. The IPSC minimum Power Factor for Minor is 125 and for Major is 170. The loading data was put together for IPSC Practical Pistol Competition shooting, but can also be used for any type of pistol shooting.

Calibre

Length ( mm )

9mm 125 CMJ & LRN

27.80

.40 180 CMJ FP

29.50

.45 200 CMJ FP

31.10

.45 230 LRN

31.80

.45 230 CMJ

32.10

 

REMEMBER

If you increase the overall length you will DECREASE the velocity and pressure.

If you decrease the overall length you will INCREASE the velocity and pressure.


Unique Reloading Data

The following 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP calibre loads were assembled using Alliant Unique powder, using Frontier 9mm, .40 and .45 bullets. They were tested in 9mm CZ75 SP01, .40 STI and .45 STI pistols. The velocities were recorded using a CED Millennium M2 Chronograph.

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE ALLIANT

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

9mm

125 CMJ

Unique

4.2

1023

127

9mm

125 CMJ

Unique

4.4

1032

129

9mm

125 CMJ

Unique

4.6

1064

133

 

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE

ALLIANT

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

9mm

125 LRN

Unique

4.0

1020

127

9mm

125 LRN

Unique

4.2

1031

129

9mm

125 LRN

Unique

4.4

1061

133

 
 

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE ALLIANT

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.40 S&W

180 CMJ

Unique

5.4

951

173

.40 S&W

180 CMJ

Unique

5.6

972

175

 

 
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Frontier Complete Metal Jacket, Complete Metal Jacket Flat Point and Lead Round Nose bullets were used in the load testing of Alliant Unique powder

 

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE ALLIANT

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.45 ACP

230 LRN

Unique

5.2

753

173

.45 ACP

230 LRN

Unique

5.4

792

182

 

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER    MAKE  ALLIANT

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY    IN FPS

IPSC    POWER FACTOR

.45 ACP

200 CMJ FP

Unique

6.8

877

175

.45 ACP

200 CMJ FP

Unique

7.0

885

177

.45 ACP

200 CMJ FP

Unique

7.2

907

181



CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE ALLIANT

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.45 ACP

230 CMJ

Unique

5.4

748

172

.45 ACP

230 CMJ

Unique

5.6

787

181

 
For Further Information

www.alliantpowder.com

www.frontierbullets.co.za

 

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