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147 Grain Load Advice.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Foxtrotx1, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Foxtrotx1


    Jan 29, 2010
    Scottsdale AZ
    Just sized a few thousand 9mm cases with the Lee thigh master. I realize google turns up a lot of results on this subject, but you guys are smart cookies.

    I'm looking to reload 147 grain lead or plated projectiles. Not sure what powder to go with. Loads ranging from bunny farts to moderate? Will be using these for steel matches.
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    WST is my recommended powder 3.5 -4.0 range will get you there with 147g.

    Chrono to about 940 with a 5 inch barrel.

  3. Hoser

    Hoser Ninja

    May 22, 2002
    3.5 Titegroup. 1.135 OAL. Mixed brass. Federal primers. Goes about 900 fps in a 5 inch barrel.
  4. I'm a new reloader, but will throw out my load for JACKETED 147s, just FYI.

    Montana Gold 147 CMJ
    3.6gr VV N320
    Federal SP
    OAL 1.131"
    Currently using Starline brass
    Chronos at ~905fps from a G17
    Accurate out to 35yds - perhaps beyond
    I use it for IDPA, Steel, and GSSF
  5. cysoto

    cysoto Gone Shooting!

    Jan 21, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I agree with what Hozer said above and the only thing that I would add is that, if at all possible, bypass the bare lead bullets and go straight to the plated (or better yet, jacketed; though you may need to bump the charge a couple decimals of a grain to make PF with FMJ/JHP bullets).