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Need 9mm load for 40 - 9 Lone Wolf barrel

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Harley08, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Harley08


    Jun 13, 2010
    I just got a 40 - 9 Lone Wolf barrel.
    This one is compensated and sticks out the end of my G23.
    Does any one have a good 9mm load using AA#5 or Bullseye, or Power Pistol.
    I will be loading 115gr FMJ
    THANKS :wavey:
  2. FLSlim


    Apr 12, 2010
    FL W Coast
    I haven't had any handload issues with the LW 40-9 (non-compensated) barrel in my G23. I've used both BE and #5 behind 124/125 grain bullets (not 115, so load building will be up to you and your manuals). But, FWIW, both powders ran fine through the LW barrel (that is no function problems), but I got a little better accuracy out of AA#5.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2010

  3. i loaded 5.0gr of Unique under a 125gr LRN Missouri Bullet at 1.130" in my G35 40-9 non-compensated.
  4. f150man


    Jun 29, 2010
    I use Universal in my reloads for my G23 40-9 LW barrel. I use variuos lead bullets and a few jacketed ones.

    I have used some Clays for mild loads and BD for max loads.
  5. MSgt Dotson

    MSgt Dotson

    Sep 30, 2006
    Any standard 9mm loading should work; be advised, the LWD bbl's chamber is a tad tighter/smaller, so, if near max loads in the GLock bbl, back off and work back up for the LWD bbl....
  6. Harley08


    Jun 13, 2010
    Thanks everyone!
  7. sig2009


    May 3, 2005
    4.3 gns Bullseye 115 gn fmj. OAL 1.135
    Very accurate! at 25 yards.
  8. herdingcats

    herdingcats still new

    Aug 20, 2010
    Seattle, Washington

    I totally "second" this statement. I was surprised at the tighter chamber of the LWD bbl. So definitly start with minimum loads and use a chrono as you work up.

    Also, some factory ammo didn't even fit the tighter chamger until I ran it through the sizing die in my press. For reloads, I think you'll find that most will fit, but some may not. I've gone to using the bbl as a "cartridge guage" to check each round before putting them away. Those that don't fit, get tossed into the resize box that I run through the sizing die later (and then most of those work... those that don't work at that point are trashed).
  9. creophus

    creophus Born Again

    Mar 18, 2005
    I have the exact same gun and barrel setup, but I've used Titegroup for most of my loads.

    4.2 gr Titegroup 115gr FMJ Precision Delta bullet

    AVG: 1120.9 fps
    ES: 30.4 fps
    SD 10.2
  10. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    I agree with all the above posters. Of the powders you have listed i have used only Power Pistol for hot Nato spec velocity load development to create simulated defense rounds for practice.

    One thing I would make sure you do with that new barrel. Load rounds hotter than just mid range for the first couple of hundred or so for break in of that barrel to your slide. Inspect it every 50 rounds to make sure you don't have any undue rub marks that may or may not need a touch up with a Swiss file and/or sandpaper and lube it a little more than you would normally during the break in period.
    After that you can start playing with softer reloads and use weaker recoil springs if you want.