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Berrys 124gr hollowpoints

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BadAndy, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. BadAndy

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    I got 1,000 of these a couple months ago and finally got around to loading some up the other weekend. I loaded them to the same OAL as my other rounds (regular round nose 115gr at 1.145" and Gold Dot 124gr @ 1.12") but the bullets didn't look like they were seated well at all. I figured maybe that's just how they were supposed to look until I dropped them into the barrel of my M&P and G19 to test fit. :shocked: :wow: I'm glad I check my rounds in the barrel before shooting them! The bullet was obviously hitting the rifling and keeping the case mouth from seating and I had to drop the OAL down to 1.05" for them to seat properly.

    Anybody else use these bullets and run into the same issue?
     
  2. sourdough44

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    No, but 1.05 sounds a little short. I just loaded up some 115 plated RN 9mm to a COL of 1.10. I have not shot any yet but that was a common COL for many 115 grn loads listed.
     


  3. BadAndy

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    I kept the powder charge light just to be safe. Hopefully the weather will stop sucking in the next weekend or two so I can get out to the range with my chronograph.
     
  4. HarveyatPC

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    I seen seating depth from 1.165 to 1.090 for 9mm in the manuals. For RN bullets, I like 1.150. This length will feed in all my guns and a friend's full auto AR15 in 9mm - an old DEA rifle. He had $20K - I wish I did. :steamed:
    For FP or HP bullets, I seat them on the cylinder part just short of the cone. Some brands ( CZ, STI) will work (feed better) with a higher seating height. Play with the length to get the feed length and the powder setting for accuracy.
    What powder do you use?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  5. fredj338

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    The OP is correct, the TC design often hits rifling in most bbls. I load mine to 1.06" to fit several diff 9mm, you just have to back of the charge data for 124grRNFMJ about 5% to achieve sim vel/pressures.
     
  6. Colorado4Wheel

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    Thats short and both barrels were the same? Does your reload data show the powder charge for something that short? Otherwise you really might want to chrono them to be safe.
     
  7. BadAndy

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    The Glock barrel was a bit more tolerant of more length but they still wouldn't seat correctly in my M&P. And like I already posted, I really hope the weather is nice soon so I can get to the range and chronograph them before loading any more.
     
  8. BadAndy

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    So I finally got out to the range today to check these rounds out. They functioned perfectly and this recipe worked extremely well!!!!! (124 gr Berrys hollowpoints, 3.9gr TiteGroup @ 1.055")


    15 rounds from my M&P 9, 4.25" barrel
    Hi - 1086 Lo - 1043 Av - 1069 ES - 43 SD - 14

    15 rounds from my Glock 19, 4" barrel
    Hi - 1068 Lo - 1024 Av - 1047 ES - 44 SD - 14
     
  9. dudel

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    Did they group or pattern?
     
  10. BadAndy

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    4" @ 7 yards but I was focusing more on not shooting the chronograph LoL!
     
  11. dudel

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    Accurate enough to not to hit the chono is good enough in my book :supergrin:
     
  12. 1006

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    I am using 4.0 titegroup, FED Magnum primer, and a 124 grain Berry LRN at a COL of 1.12 and getting 1142FPS in a G-17L, and 1020 FPS in a G-19. Both are after market barrels with standard rifling.

    The data is simular to yours.
     
  13. fredj338

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    Must be a Chrony!
    Ouch, not in my book! Back that target off to at least 15yds for accuracy testing. Shooting at 7yds for "Accuracy" isn't telling much about the load as just about anything will group well under 1 1/2" @ 7yds.:dunno:
     
  14. BadAndy

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    I forgot to add that I used CCI magnum primers.