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Anyone loading Missouri Bullet 125g LSWC for 9mm?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mknpwr, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. mknpwr


    Jul 18, 2011
    I have been shooting 125g smallball for my range practice and 124g FMJ Hornady RN for matches. I just got my new shipment in and decided to try the 9mm LSWC to see how they worked. I have load data so what I am looking for is anyone who has actually used them and what were your results? I am shooting a stock Glock 19 with no leading fwiw.
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    Have you figured out what the max OAL you can load that profile out to? Bullet seated on the shoulder to the case rim? Personally I think loading LSWC is a bad idea for a Glock, sure you could get them to work. I rather use RN or JHP's for them though.
    I would like to try out LSWC for my 9mm 1911's though.

  3. mknpwr


    Jul 18, 2011
    Loaded up 10, 4.0g W231, 1.080 oal, 10@ 1.075 and 5@ 1.060. Just picked up a sample pack of 100 to see how they would run before I went a bought a bunch of them. I did find that the unloaded bullet length varied from .619 to .624 which made getting a consistent oal tedious. I've had great results using the 125g small ball and hoped for the same with the LSWC. They feed through the gun and will test them tomorrow at the range. Will report back then.
  4. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    I don't use that design, opting for a 125gr LCN instead. Please follow up on how well they perform.
  5. oneofthose


    May 16, 2007
    I have not used those, but I have used their 147 gr fp with 3.3 gr tite group, 1.130 col. As I recall, they ran nicely through Springfield 1911 and Beretta M9.
  6. sig357fan


    Apr 8, 2008
    SW OH
    I’m shooting a similar load using a 125 gr. LSWC and 4.0 gr. Of Win 231 but am running COL at 1.095 to 1.100, with the tapered nose being sub-caliber you can run them a little longer if you so choose, I fit the load to the barrel and make sure it will function through the mag and weapon.

    I have several thousand rounds through my G31 with a LWD conversion barrel and around 400 rounds through a newly acquired G17 with factory barrel.

    No feeding or function issues and very good accuracy in the G17, I do get minimal leading just in front of the chamber, which is easily cleaned out with an old bore brush wrapped with a piece of copper Chore Boy scrubbing pad, ran through the bore every 75 to 100 rounds.

    I also clean the barrel as I would if it were a black powder rifle, scrubbing it out with boiling water, then apply Wonder Lube 1000 Plus black powder lube while the barrel is still hot. Doing it this way doesn’t prevent leading but makes barrel leading removal quick and easy with the Chore Boy/bore brush. I also should note that I use no petroleum based cleaners/lubes on the barrel and only shoot lead through any barrel that I clean this way.


    P.S. if your going to use the Chore Boy as a barrel leading remover, check it with a magnet to make sure you get the all copper one, not the copper clad steel pad.
  7. arodgers


    Jul 14, 2004
    I'm about to order 2000 of the 125gr round nose if you don't mind sharing your load data for them. I've been running another companies 125gr LRN with 4.8gr Unique with good results out of a 9mm STI Trojan and a Glock 19.
  8. mknpwr


    Jul 18, 2011
    So my trip to the range is done and here are my observations. With the 125g small ball from Missouri I have had excellent results with 4.3G of W231. That combination with an OAL of 1.070. It gives me very light leading which cleans out easily with a little Hoppes and a brass brush so I consider it a non-issue. The LSWC @ 4.0g of W231 gave me leading at 1.060 oal and lighter leading with a longer oal. I will have to try 4.3G and see if that helps. Accuracy with the shorter length was not there but at 1.080 it was quite good. My next test load will be 4.3G of W231 and an OAL of 1.090. I also have a bit of Bullseye to try as well but I want to get the issues fixed with the W231 first. After I test those I will report back but it won't be until after the weekend since I have a match this Saturday and a Women on Target class on Sunday. Stay tuned for the next important update!
  9. mknpwr


    Jul 18, 2011
    I've never tried Unique in my 9mm, so I'll have to try that sometime as well. Thanks.