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Need a 9MM 125 gr lead load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by glockensteen, Mar 5, 2010.


  1. glockensteen

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    Having a hard time finding any load data for 125 grain lead bullets.I have HP38 but im open for ideas.
     

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  2. Boxerglocker

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    The 125LRN has to be the most common bullet around. What does your MANUAL say?
     

  3. fredj338

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    Current production HP38 is the same as W231. You can use the same data. Lyman has data for 120gr (clsoe enough). You can also use Hogdon data:
    125 GR. LCN Winchester 231 .356" 1.125" 3.9 1009 25,700 CUP 4.4 1086 31,200 CUP
    125 GR. LCN Hodgdon HP-38 .356" 1.125" 3.9 1009 25,700 CUP 4.4 1086 31,200 CUP
     
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    Depends on the profile of the bullet. Conical, round nose, semiwadcutter...
     
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    4.5-5.0grns. WST
     
  6. WiskyT

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    Keep the loads at starting levels if you're going to use 231/HP38 or you will be starting a thread about all of the lead in your barrel. It's a good powder, but it acts more like Bullseye than Unique. Powders in the burn rate of Unique work much better with higher pressure loads like 9mm. I have used Blue Dot with 125 cast bullets and they go over 1300fps with no leading.
     
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    Hodgdon shows 3.9 - 4.4 gr of HP38 with lead 125 gr bullets in 9x19...
     
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  9. glockensteen

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    The bullets im going to use are RN lead.And the only reason I was going to use HP-38 is because Im using it to load 45ACP and already have it.But im open to suggestions.
    Some have suggested that using HP-38 would cause leading problems.I thought that as long as you didnt load too hot a load you wouldnt have to worry about that.
     
  10. cysoto

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    I use 135gr LRN bullets behind 3.6gr of Solo 1000 with an OAL of 1.125" and crimped at 0.378". This load produces 130PF and produces benched groups of 2.5" at 25yds.

    A buddy of mine uses 3.7gr of Solo 1000 behind a 125gr bullet with an OAL of 1.135" crimped at 0.376" producing 126PF.

    Another load that we both have tried is 3.5gr of Clays behind a 125gr LRN at an OAL of 1.155" and a crimp of 0.376" but found out that Solo 1000 is significantly more accurate than Clays.
     
  11. TonyT

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    Have you tried the Hodgdon orAlliant websites? I have not shotlead bullets in my 9mm for a long time but I do remeber that both companies published data in years past.
    If you cannot find data on their websites PM me and I will send you data from the hard copy W-W and Alliant reloading manuals.
     
  12. glockensteen

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    Thanks TonyT,
    I have been on Hodgdens site.I guess what Im really needing to know is what powder guys are having good results with.I have been using HP-38 for 45acp with good results but im just getting started loading 9mm and im trying to decide what powder to use.The 200 grain lrn bullits I have are 18 brinnell hardness.Some on here have said that using HP-38 I would be asking for trouble with lead build up.I havent experienced any trouble with the 45acp's.Im not looking for a hot load just something to target shoot and make power factor for IDPA..
     
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  13. dougader

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    My standard loading for 20+ years in 9mm has been 4.2 - 4.5 grains 231. No leading. I only went up to 4.5 grains as a buffer to make sure my IPSC load made minor power factor.
     
  14. M1A Shooter

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    i liked 5.0gr of unique under the same bullet in my g35 lwd 40-9 barrel
     
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