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Recipe for G26/Plated Bullets/Titegroup/Unique Please?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DuctTape, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. DuctTape

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    Howdy folks. Picking up my first GLOCK tomorrow, a G26 Gen 4. I plan on feeding it a few boxes of varied factory ammo, then putting together some loads. I've loaded before, but never for mid/short barrel 9mm. Being limited to what is available, I need to choose between Titegroup and Unique, and hoped someone here has a suggested recipe (grain range and OAL) that's proven itself in their G26. I've got once fired mixed brass, Winchester primers, Xtreme 124gr PLATED HPs (supposed to be good up to 1500 FPS), and either Titegroup or Unique powder. I also load for 38/357 and 12 gauge, so I was leaning towards using the TG in the G26 & saving the Unique, since I have more of it and need more for shotgun loads. Just punching paper and informal steel here, not in need of anything too wild, unless the gun will run better on the fast end. I'm aware of the respective metering challenges and double charging etc, and visually check and weigh feverishly. Any suggestions out there?
     
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    4.0-4.2g TG with a 124g plated at 1.100 OAL. It will be mid-range which is what you'll want with the G26 dual recoil spring set-up.
     

  3. Kentguy

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    DuckTape "...I need to choose between Titegroup and Unique, and hoped someone here has a suggested recipe (grain range and OAL) that's proven itself in their G26."

    Congratulating on the new G26... your gonna love it!

    Here is what I have.

    I use Hornady 124g XTP HP "Custom" ammo as my template so to speak - gives me someplace to start.
    Velocity - Box listed @ 1,100 fps/my 6 shot avg with my G26 was 1,059.2 fps & Standard Deviation of 7.25948
    OAL - 1.060" (factory length)

    I do not have any test data for TiteGroup or Unique hwever the only powder I have used close to Unique (burn rate #31 on the Hodgdon burn rate chart) is Hodgdon Universal (#32). Very similar powder in make up and function, so these numbers should be a dead tie.

    Case - Federal stamp (used casings)
    Primer - Federal Small Pistol #100
    Bullet - 124g XTP HP (Hornady)
    Powder range - 4.5g up to 5.0g (Speer Reloading Manual #14)
    Powder - Hodgdon Universal @ 4.8g
    OAL - 1.060"
    Velocity - 1,139.2 fps w/S.D. of 8.20772
    Test gun - G26 (Gen 3)
    Tested at 15 yards (1 1/2" group) & 25 yards (2 1/2" group) accuracy was very good for a "up close & personal" type of load.

    I hope this gives you something to start with, as always start low and work your way up... you know the drill.

    Have fun and be safe out there
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  4. wlkjr

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    I've settled in on 3.6gr. Titegroup with the Xtreme 124g HP for all my Glocks. My OAL is 1.120 but you can go up past that. That is mine and my wife's favorite load. She shoots a 19 and I shoot a 26 and 17. We tested several loads and that's the one that seems to work best and give good accuracy. Never tried Unique.
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Just so you know the key to loading for the compact Glocks is to NOT use too light of a load. Beyond that a lot of things will work just fine. I have used a load similar to what Boxer posted. It should work great.
     
  6. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I agree. Especially on a new Glock, with a new recoil spring, a light load would be a bad idea.
     
  7. DuctTape

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    Thank you, gentlemen. Precisely why I asked here; concise, direct information based on personal experience by those in the know. I'll roll up some rounds based on these suggestions, and keep my eyes open here for any other ideas as well. Regards.

    Chris
     
  8. Gperfection

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    That seems a bit light. What velocity are you getting with it? I load 4.4 grs of Titegroup under 115's, so for the 124's 4.0-4.2 grs sounds very reasonable.
     
  9. Gtn

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    These are mine for USPSA comps
    Titegroup
    124rn Xtreme
    4.2
    1.125 oal

    Unique
    124rn Xtreme
    4.9
    1.13 oal
     
  10. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I agree 3.6 under a 124HP is super light. It may function fine on a lane but I’d be surprised if the load would be reliable with dynamic movement (shooting on the move).
     
  11. wlkjr

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    In the 26 I'm averaging 922 fps, G19 avg. 965 fps, and in the G17 987 fps. My wife and I both have not had any failures with this load. They are practice loads and we shoot them in GSSF matches.
     
  12. uzimon

    uzimon team ftp

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    Im running 4.2 unique with 9mm (also 124 plated)
    5.2 with. 45
    it wouldnt meter in my lee so called perfect powder measure .
    I would get from 4.0-4.9:shocked:
    so I did the air pump mod:supergrin:
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    Perfect flow now
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    Another great load is aa#7 with the xtreme 147's
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014
  13. jlbeasley1976

    jlbeasley1976 Southern BTGOG

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  14. uzimon

    uzimon team ftp

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  15. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Four Grains Titegroup (FGT)
    or
    4.5 gr Unique