View Full Version : REX Powder

11-13-2009, 02:18 PM
has anyone used rex powder, i have a couple of cans of #2 and would like to use it on 9mm and 45acp, rex recommends 4.3gr with125 lead on 9 and 4.8 with 230 lead on 45, could i use fmj instead of lead, thanks

Bullshop Junior
11-13-2009, 08:14 PM
The FMJ has more friction then a cast, so I would not.

11-13-2009, 09:45 PM
In case you haven't seen it, this might give you a better picture: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=38423

Both your data are quoted as maximum, so I wouldn't be afraid of cutting 10% for a starting load.


11-14-2009, 09:37 PM
thanks guys,

11-23-2009, 07:44 PM
Bullseye powder load.

I read on another thread about a low velocity 7.62x54R cast bullet load using Bullseye pistol powder, Which I have allot of. Has anyone ever attempted this? if so I would like some load data, if it is out there. Thanks

11-23-2009, 08:48 PM
it's commonly called a cat sneeze load.
5 grs period. bout 900 fps.

11-24-2009, 01:11 AM

12-14-2009, 04:22 AM
I've reloaded some .223 with Rex3. Started with 10 grns and work up to 12. Have not tested 13 yet. Don't have a chrony. 12 shot low.