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anyone using WST for 9mm ???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cajun_chooter, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. anyone using WST for 9mm.. i would like to find a load for Precision Delta 124gr HP bullets using WST powder.. CCI small pistol primers..

    please list COL if you have a recipe for the above powder.

    with all the shortages this is the only powder i was able to get..

  2. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH

    I just started testing WST with .45 ACP loads, once I finished I plan on doing some tests with 9mm loads as well. I did a search of this forum and came up with these folks who offered up their data;

    9x19 - (9mm Luger)
    Bullet Weight Powder Weight Velocity Start/Max Power Factor COL
    Hdy FMJ-FP, FM-RN, L-RN 124 WST 4.8 1025 Start 127 1.050"-1.150"
    Hdy FMJ-FP, FM-RN, L-RN 124 WST 5.0 1050 130 1.050"-1.150"
    Hdy FMJ-FP, FM-RN, L-RN 124 WST 5.2 1075 133 1.050"-1.150"
    Hdy FMJ-FP, FM-RN, L-RN 124 WST 5.4 1100 Max 136 1.050"-1.150"

    Springfield Armory XD-9 4" service pistol (9mm Luger)
    Hornady XTP 124gr jhp with WST; a good load is 4.7 grains which produces about 1140fps w/ an OAL of 1.100"
    Precision Black Bullet w/ WST; 4.7 grains of WST at 1.120"

    (4.7gr with 124gr RN Zero 1.140)**at temp 102 and the avg fps was 1103 or 136pf

    124gr MTG RN at 1.140.**I'd call a quick start as 4.4 - 4.5 gr with .1gr more in each crono set till you hit your desired pf or pressure signs

    I loaded 5.0 Gr WST with a 124 PD FMJ @ 1.150"**Very accurate and low recoil. I chronoed it and got**about 1080fps

    Hornady Fourth Edition Manual-Showing 9mm Luger - 124 grain bullet, WST Starting load 4.8-Max 5.4, 1.150"@ 1100fps

    I encourage you to continue your own search as I am sure their are more sources of load data out there.

    Good luck and be safe.

  3. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
  4. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    I have not loaded the PD 124gr JHP, but 4.2gr-5gr is the useful range for WST in 9mm w/ 124gr jacketed bullets. Pushing it harder often results in poor accuracy.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  5. njl


    Sep 28, 2000
    Hodgdon will tell you not to use WST for 9mm. If I ran out of Universal Clays, I'd load those bullets to a OAL of about 1.105" using 4.5gr WST and CCI SP. Should be good for around 1100fps.
  6. tjpet


    May 14, 2001
    Utah-Idaho border
    5.0grs. WST
    124gr. bullet of your choice
    OAL - 1.150"

    Very accurate, clean burning. Approximates WWB. I use standard/mag SP primers and don't notice any significant difference in velocity or pressure.

    Sweetheart load:
    147gr. bullet, 3.8grs. WST. About 940fps depending on barrel length. If there's a better GP 9mm load I haven't run across it yet.
  7. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    I like using WST in 9x19 because a double-charge will overfill the case.
  8. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH

    What kind of results did you get with 9mm &WST? Which bullet weight worked best for you?

    I want to start testing WST in 9mm in a month or so myself and could use a heads up.


    What is your opinion about WST and 380 ACP loads?

    Anyone have any thoughts - pros or con?
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  9. RustyFN


    Sep 29, 2006
    West Virginia
    Yes I load 4.8 grains under a Zero 124 grain JHP.
  10. ColoCG


    Mar 18, 2011
    WST works very good in the .380, I load 3gr. WST under a 100gr. Berry's RNHB bullet in my LCP. Feeds great with mild recoil in the light gun.

    I've also used 5gr.WST under 124gr.fmjhp in 9mm.

    And 3.7gr WST under a 147gr.RN with good results.
  11. Wash-ar15


    Sep 15, 2007

    ideal IDPA or Uspsa loads.

    These are exactly what i load.