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Solo 1000 in a Sig P-226 9mm Data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 1006, Jan 5, 2010.


  1. 1006

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    Thought I would share:

    29 degree day, five shot string, 10 feet from the chronograph, COL=1.02, Weidner's 122 grain Conical Lead Bullet, heavy crimp, mixed brass, Wolf Small Primers:

    3.50 Solo1000 ==> 1025 Average FPS ==> 125 Power Factor

    3.65 Solo1000 ==> 1044 Average FPS ==> 127 Power Factor

    As cold as it was today, I feel comfortable with the 3.5 load for USPSA Minor Power Factor.

    I have 3, 9mm's that I shoot a lot. The Sig P-226 has the slowest results. So I use it as my baseline.

    My G-17 Storm Lake barrel typically gives another 100 FPS than the Sig.
    My G-19 Lone Wolf barrel gives about 10 more FPS than the Sig.
     

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  2. Colorado4Wheel

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    Supposedly, Solo 1000 is not temp sensitive. I have not found it to vary much if at all between 40's and 90's.
     

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    It always seems to feel the same and function in the gun the same, but I have found it to send the bullets down range faster when the outside air temp is warmer.

    I am finding the current data from Accurate to be right on with lead bullets, both in my 40 and in my 9.

    I have also found the Sig barrels in three different Sigs (two P-226's and a P-6) to lead up so quikly that the bullets key-hole after 50 - 100 rounds.

    These loads work fine in my LW G-19 barrel, and in a Storm Lake G-17L barrel -- weird.
     
  4. Colorado4Wheel

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    Well, your .13 shorter in length then most people I know loading it. Thats probably why it's running faster.
     
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    I load 'em the same length in hot and cold weather?

    It is a short bullet with a flat nose. If I load them any longer, the bullet shoulder will hit the lands on one of my barrels.
     
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    Are you shooting any Major Match's were if you fail you get to shoot for no score? If so I would bump them up to 130PF to give you some room for variances. OR, shoot 10 rds and only calculate PF off the lowest 3 rounds. I still like 130PF for my comfort.
     
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    I can't say that I wouldn't use these loads in a match. But, generally, I only shoot FMJs or the Berry's plated bullets at a match. I shoot a G-34 in production USPSA with a factory barrel and a load based on Titegroup powder. I use the lead loads for practice and outdoor steel matches.