I used to load 115 grain Sierra jhp's over 8.9 grains BD; compressed load. Pretty clean at that pressure level and definitely a max load. It gave 1275 fps from a G19 IIRC.
Have since switched to 124/125 grain bullets and haven't used BD for those loads. I've been using BD mmore in 357 mag, 44 mag and heavy 45 Colt lately.
Oh, and definitely use ONLY standard primers at higher pressures when using BD. All my pressure spikes came with magnujm primers.
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Last edited by dougader; 08-14-2010 at 13:01..
Reason: addendum re: staying clear of magnum primers.