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380 Auto and 100 grain BERRY'S

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ancy, May 1, 2014.


  1. ancy

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    What loads are you using?

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  2. robhic

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    PMC 95gr and some other (can't remember brand) but similar I got online bulk from "Target Sports" for around $90 for 500.
     

  3. ancy

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    With the limited powders around I'm looking reloading data.

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  5. ancy

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    Can some one move this over there??
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    Was running 4.0gr Power Pistol, 100gr Berrys HBRN at .975 COAL in my LCP. COAL was too long as I had several failures.
     
  7. ancy

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    Looks like all I have for powder that will work is 800x :confused:

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  8. ancy

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    Loaded up a hand full with 4.0 grains of 800x...the best powder I have right now for 380.

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    I highly recommend Accurate Arms load data using Accurate Arms #2 powder. They list data for the 100 gr. Berry bullet.
     
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    Per Hodgdon:


    With a 100 gr Hornady FMJ, 4.0 gr of 800x is a max load. I know they say to load between lead and jacketed bullets for Berrys. I would drop down a little on the powder.

    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol
     
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  11. ancy

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    4.0 grains of 800x is a no go.

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    3.2gr W231 .980" OAL
     
  13. ancy

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    No 231 or #2 around here but I can buy loaded Remington for $16 a box so that's the way I'll roll!

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  14. .45MoonClip

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    My previous .380 load which functioned in my PPK/S, Ruger LCP and my Sig 238 was 2.4 grains of Bullseye with a 100 grain Berry's plated bullet.
    I found a deal on some generic 100 grain fmj bullets (I think they are made by Armscor) and they would not function in my new Glock 42 with that powder charge.
    I increased the powder charge to 3.0 grains of Bullseye and they seemed to run just fine.
    YMMV.
     
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    3.0-3.1 Bullseye or 3.0 Titegroup at .966 oal for G42. Less powder works for LCP. Berry 100gr rnhb
     
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    That 4.0 is the max. recommended load from Hodgdon. Start load you should back off 10%, I'm certain that is stated in text prior to actual load table.
     
  17. ancy

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    It is and I've been loading for a few years. 10% under an it wouldn't cycle the slide and a few hang ups at max...do I dare go above max??

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  18. sourdough44

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    I use Win 231 with that bullet, don't have my charge data here, a bit North of 3 grains though. The Speer manual has higher charge weights than most other sources.

    My loads shoot & cycle just fine in my P238 and LCP.
     
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    I just tried out my first .380 loads in my new G42. I've got Xtreme 100gr RNFP bullets and Universal seemed to be the most appropriate powder I've got. I loaded to 0.935" with charges of 3.0, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4gr. According to Hodgdon's online data, that's starting to max.

    The book is still out in the car, but 3gr wouldn't cycle the slide. Even with the 3.2-3.4 batches, I'd get occasional cycling issues and unburned powder. I think I'm either going to have to go beyond max with Universal or give WST or Clays a try...neither of which has data from Hodgdon :( Both have at least anecdotal data out on the net.
     
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    I don't understand why the type of gun would make a difference in regard to unburned powder? This entire G42 thing puzzles me.