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power pistol vs AA#7

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by JO JO, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    anyone use either of these for 9mm and 40,
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  2. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    My brother and I used to use AA#7, but changed to wsf for both, 9mm and .40. AA#7 didn't burn very clean for us in those calibers. I've never had any experience with power pistol. I now reload the 5.7x28mm and the AA#7 works well for that caliber.
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I've used both. I stick with Power Pistol for bullets up to 124 gr and the AA7 for 147 gr. I load only 9mm, mostly 124 gr so I go through lots and lots of the Power Pistol. AA7, not so much. Smells good though.

    Power Pistol with a 124 gr bullet in 9mm can yield an average of 100 fps more speed than AA-7, both at near max loads with less pressure signs. Only complaint I've ever heard on PP is that it's notorious for "flash" in short barrels. My Sig 229 does have a short flame with a loud bark but my CZ75 SP-01, with the longer barrel, doesn't have as much "dragon breath".

    I do like Power Pistol as it's a lot cleaner burning than the others I've used in 9mm. HS-6 was the filthiest. The rest that "claim" to be a good 9mm powder don't yield the speed. Accuracy has been good too with my loads.
     
  4. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I load 9mm 124gr and 40 s&w planning on using same powder for both,
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    That would be a good use for Power Pistol.
     
  6. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    AA#7 is the powder I use for 40 [155 and 180gr bullets] and 357 sig [115 and 124grain 9mm bullets] and it works really well for me. Never checked fps etc but it meters well loading, the gun [G22] cycles perfectly, and the bullets go where I want them to.
     
  7. Cowboy73

    Cowboy73 NW Washington New Member

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    I use Power Pistol in my 9 & .40 loads. In 9mm I use 124gr. bullets, 155gr for .40. Works great in both. As others mentioned, it does have some bark in a short barrel gun. My G27 puts out a nice flash with the PP.
     
  8. bballer182

    bballer182 Molalla Active Member

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    Word. :D
     
  9. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    seems both are liked