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Need best 9mm load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by muchocranium, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. muchocranium

    muchocranium

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    I'm looking for your best 9mm loads. These will be used in a Glock longslide. Thanks
     
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Whats your manual say for the choices of bullet or powders you have available? What type of PF are you looking for? Are these for practice / plinking / competition / simulated SD ? Are you concerned about shooting lead in your stock barrel or do you intend to get an aftermarket BBL?
     


  3. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    ^^^ needed info
     
  4. dudel

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    My best load may not work worth a darn in your gun. Likely it won't as you won't be able to find the same components I use. Then you'll end up substituting components, and it won't be the same load.

    The way to find the best load for your gun is to start with the load manual, and get components in small quantities (don't go out and by 1000 pills and an 8# keg of powder). Many projectile companies will sell you sample packs to work up loads. Get your powder in 1# canisters or borrow 100 grains from a buddy. Offer to swap some powder with him.

    Once you have components, start your load development. Shoot from a rest and steady bench. Keep good records. Use a chronograph. Keep an eye out for pressure signs, hard extraction, proper cycling.

    Given all the variables, the load books will give you as good a starting point as you will get here, plus, it will give you more options.
     
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  5. njl

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    And shoot with me so I can keep your brass :)

    Seriously, "best" all depends on what you want it to do.
     
  6. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Seriously there are two or three treads on the first page alone with all kinds of 9mm info on them.

    I will trade you all the brass you want for primers and even throw in a good 9mm load.
     
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  7. decibels5

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    hey, you might want to read a little. you should already know, no one can tell you anything without type of powder and weight of bullet. I am not being a smart *** by no means, it is just dangerous. read up a little, lot of different information available online and get a BOOK OR TWO
     
  8. fredj338

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    As noted, best load for what? JHP +P for Sd, most accurate, light recoiling for targets, what?:dunno:
     
  9. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Typical powders are TiteGroup, Unique, and there are several Solo-1000 users in here (I like it). Of course other powders are used, but those are probably the most popular. Much success can be had with other powders, but when I was doing the same research as you, that's pretty much what I found.

    As was mentioned... it's tough to give you "a load", without knowing what your intentions are. If you're just wanting to shoot... 115gr bullets would be fine. If you're thinking about competing you might want to look at 147gr bullets.

    I run 147gr Montana Gold bullets over Solo-1000. Solo is a little difficult as there isn't much load data available for it. But if you used something like TiteGroup, you could easily google "9mm 147 load TiteGroup" (without the quotes), and get PLENTY of load data. Do the same thing with ANY POWDER you're interested in (and grain bullet), and you'll start getting some numbers.

    Best to work your way up with a chronograph. For $100 or so from Midway, the "Pro Chronograph" can't be beat.
     
  10. sourdough44

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    I'm easing back into the 9mm after many years away. I ordered a few 100 of Rainier plated 115 grn bullets(on sale at Midwayusa). I think I will start out with a modest charge of w-231, the 4.0 grn area seems about right. I still have some old reloads to burn through but that's where I'm going with the new stuff.
     
  11. recycooler

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    I also use Solo 1000,4.25 gr,Montana Gold 115 fmj,these are great target rounds with little recoil in a glock 26/19.
     
  12. Colorado4Wheel

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    AA#9 with the Max loading in your load manual.

    OR

    Solo 1000 with min loading

    I'm not really sure.
     
  13. Patrick Graham

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    My WWB 115gr 9mm duplication load.

    115gr FMJ, Winchester Small Pistol primer and 5.3gr Unique.

    Seated to and overall lengeth of 1.15".

    Average velocity at 73 degress out of a Beretta 92 is 1149fps.
     
  14. Jim Watson

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    115 gr Sierra HP and a moderate load of N320.

    But Sierras and Vihtavuori cost more and I find myself shooting bulk Remington or Zero JHPs, Hornady "blems" when available, or moly coated cast Billy Bullets. HP38 works as well as any popular priced powder I have tried.
     
  15. dudel

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    WWB duplication is your best load? :rofl:
     
  16. Colorado4Wheel

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    I don't get what so funny. Lots of people like to make a WWB duplication load.
     
  17. unclebob

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    I love people that shot WWB. Most of them do not reload and I get their brass.
     
  18. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    See that dudel... now you've confused, and quite possibly insulted C4W... it appears that both you and RustyFN have to learn to behave yourself. Tsk, tsk, tsk. :whistling:

    Jack
     
  19. WRXcelration

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    Hey guys I have a quick question, I loaded some 9mm 124gr FMJ w/ 4.2gr of W-231. The only issue is that I set the OAL to 1.117. If I am right I should have set it to 1.130. Would the 1.117 OAL be safe to shoot or should I just pull them?
    Thanks Guys