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185gr fp Berry's plated question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by CAH21SF, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. CAH21SF

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    I'm going to reloaded my first 10 for testers of Berry's plated 185 gr flat point bullets. I'm reloading for the purpose of plinking. So I want the least amount of powder to cycle the gun properly. Berry's says to reload to the specs of simular shape and weight bullets. I haven' found any info on 185gr FP bullets. I have have found info on JSWC 185r and for the powered I'm using its says minimum charge 4.5gr of powder and COL of 1.135.

    What is your opinion on using this the JSWC info for a FP?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. shotgunred

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  3. fredj338

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    Not sure why you want to load the "least amount of powder", but use starting data for a JHP w/ the longest OAL that runs in your gun. You will not likely get 100% functioning w/ stock springs, but can work the load up to 100% reliability.
    The reason I am not a big fan of bunnyfart loads was brought home at an IDPA match Sat. GUy loading Solo & 147gr bullets, bullet barely coming out of the barrel & he got a squib. He wasn't sure & was doing a tap/rack when, as an SO, I stopped him. Bullet was lodged in the bbl. Then it happened again during his reshoot. Puts some powder in it so you know it goes bang.:upeyes:
     
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  4. You know that's all I shoot Fred. No problems with 147 reliability in a round that's making PF. Your guy probably wasn't, I imagine... :dunno:
     
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  6. fredj338

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    Oh I know it's what most of the gamers are shooting. My point was when you get to where recoil & blast are so low, it may be diff to determine if you had a squib. In this case, he was very lucky.:shocked:
     
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