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First Loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by marklukich, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. marklukich


    Jan 17, 2010
    New to reloading and would like some verification of my intended first loads... Following the recommendations I received here, I have Lyman's 49th, the ABC's, and Loadbooks USA for 9mm. I have also looked at the appropriate manufacturers pages... However, none of these references cite the exact components I am using...

    What I have is:

    Montana Gold 115 FMJ - my caliper shows them to be .558 in length with a small cup in the rear.
    Winchester WSF
    CCI 500 Small Pistol Primers

    I will be shooting them from a Kahr PM9, Glock 26, and Glock 19.

    I think I'd like to try the following loads -

    4.9gr at COL 1.14
    5.1gr at COL 1.15
    5.3gr at COL 1.16

    Do these sound reasonable?

    Thanks in advance...
  2. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    I'm not sure why you are changing your OAL as you go up. Stick with one OAL, 1.140" should do, it removes one variable. I would probably start a bit higher, 4.9gr, then go in 0.1gr increments, 10rds each, to 5.5gr max. Shoot them in order. Note accuracy, relaibility, pressure signs (low or high).