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New to reloading....need suggestions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rubicon46804, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Rubicon46804

    Rubicon46804 Glock Armorer

    Aug 3, 2004
    Midwest, USA
    My Dillon press arrived today. Need to decide on bullets and powder. Looking for suggestions for a good IDPA load in 9mm. Will be using a Glock 19. I'm interested in either a 124 grain or 147 grain bullet. Leaning towards Berry's plated bullets or Honady HAP bullets. Pro's / Con's or other good options? Also, looking for a clean burning, low flash powder. Suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!
  2. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I like the Berry's bullets just due I can get 250 for $22 and Cabela's is only 11 miles away.
    As for powder I like Power Pistol, Bullseye and 700X. I have never seen W231 anywhere.

  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I use Remington 147 gr. match bullets but at IDPA ranges the bullet doesn't make a major difference - I get whateever is cheapest and those were cheapest (in FMJ) last time I bought some.

    I choose 147 gr. because the power factor formula favors heavier bullets - a 147 gr. at 850 fps kicks less than a 124 gr. at 1,008 fps os a 115 gr. at 1,086, but all are 125K power factor. In fact, the 147 at around 900 fps will have so little recoil you may need a lighter recoil spring. If you want to shoot with the stock springs, you'll have to have a little more recoil, so a 124 gr. load is a good choice.

    For powder, Winchester 231 is what I use and plenty of other IDPA shooters.