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Need 9mm 147 Gr. cast load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by TORCHRIDER, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Wake Up America

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    Loading cast 147 Gr. TC bullets for the first time and wanting a recommended load using 231. I currently run 4.3 gr. of 231 with a 115 LTC. Any favorite loads using 231 and the 147 gr. cast TC?

    I have been reloading for 30 years so understand all about starting lower and working up.
     
  2. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    Lyman doesn't list any data for 231 and 147gr lead bullets. Neither does Hodgon.

    JACKETED data from Lyman is 3.5gr - 4.1 @ 1.115 OAL. Thats probably useless as your not going to be able to load the 147gr out to that length more then likely. ALSO it's JACKTED DATA. NOT lead data. You could easily work something up if you had a chrono.
     

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  3. fredj338

    fredj338

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    I've loaded the RCBS 147grLTC @ 1.115" OAL o/ 3.5gr of W231 for 944fps in my G17 w/ LW bbl.
     
  4. MakeMineA10mm

    MakeMineA10mm * * * * Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    I've used 3.3grs with a 158gr LRN, so you could start there and probably work up to 3.5 or a little higher. Are you wanting to stay subsonic, or just looking for something that functions well?
     
  5. vanilla_gorilla

    vanilla_gorilla

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    I run the Missouri Bullet 147 TC over 3.5 grains of 231. Very consistent 900 fps and shoots great from my M&P.
     
  6. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Wake Up America

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    Thanks guys. Just looking for a plinking/target load. Not looking for anything too hot. I dont normally shoot bullets this heavy, but got a bunch at a greatly reduced price.
     
  7. CTSixshot

    CTSixshot

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    As you're no doubt aware, the Hodgdon site just lists data for WSF in the 147g CFP. I'm guessing that the CFP is similar to the TC profile.
    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=altrow><TD class=mini align=middle>147 GR. LEAD CFP </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>Winchester </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>WSF </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>.355" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>1.169" </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>3.7 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>905 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>28,500 PSI </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>4.1 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>965 </TD><TD class=mini align=middle>32,800 PSI </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
  8. tjpet

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    try 3.8grns. WST. You'll never look back after that.