Red Dot 8 lbs – Alliant Powder


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Alliant Powder Red Dot



Every container of Alliant Smokeless Powder is backed by a century of manufacturing experience and the most exacting quality control procedures in the industry. Chemical composition, grain shape and size, and overall density are constantly checked and tested in a ballistics lab to ensure consistency.

Improved Alliant Powder Red Dot now burns significantly cleaner and offers better flow characteristics with the same clay-crushing performance the world’s best shooters have trusted since 1932. Red Dot is optimized for 12-gauge target loads, offers Alliant Powder’s legendary lot-to-lot consistency.

Warnings from the Manufacturer:

Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloader’s guide.
Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals known by the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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I have some Red Dot Powder and want to use it in 9mm I know its faster that the Bullseye I was using. If i reduce the grains by 10% would that be a good starting point.

Reduce it from what? Why are you equating Red Dot with Bullseye? Alliant doesn’t have a load for Red Dot in a 9mm load. They do show two loads for Red Dot in 38spl and 38spl +P, but no loads for 9mm. My advice to you would be to stick to established load data. Powder doesn’t cost all that much. For safety reasons, you are better off getting the powder that suits the calibers and bullet weights you have. You have two eyes and ten fingers (if you’re lucky so far). Do what you can to keep them. There are a lot of good powders out there for the 9mm. Be safe.

Here is some load data showing Red Dot for various 9mm bullets. I inserted the Manual and year in the photo captions.

Please note that my Lyman 48th (2002) shows no Red Dot data and the 44th is much older. Also note the differences in the Hornady 3rd and 4th Editions for the same (or similar) bullets.

I have several other manuals newer than 2000 that show no data.

That would not be the best way to go. Red Dot and Bullseye look close in many applications, but some loads with a 10% reduction would not be safe. Variations in brass/capacity, primer and seating depth present the user with enough complexity to be a problem guestimating from Bullseye numbers.

I have an Alliant reference with some tenure that lists Red Dot loads for the 9mm with a wide range of bullet weights, and of course my older Speer and Hornady manuals, same. And because Red Dot was my Bullseye substitute, I used it regularly with Speer 125gr RN bullets. The best bet is to start at the bottom of a recipe range, and increase loads 0.1gr until you get reliable function, then add another 0.1gr-0.2gr for reliability under all conditions. (Bring a wooden dowel along in case of stuck bullets while testing). Reliable function is usually well below listed max unless you seat the bullets too deep.

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