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Solo 1000 with 135gr lead bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cysoto, Jan 12, 2010.


  1. cysoto

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    I cannot seem to be able to find any load data for 135gr lead round nose (LRN) bullets using Solo 1000. The only information that I found (published by Accurate) shows a huge variance in bullet speed and they don't even mention what brand/type bullet was used.

    Bullet weight: 135 grains
    Start load: 3.0 grains (825 – 875 fps)
    Maximum load: 3.3 grains (935 – 990 fps)

    Has anyone here experimented with Solo 1000 enough to give me a good starting point that will put me in the 125 to 130 PF out of a Glock 17 or 34?

    Thanks!
     

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    Nowing that data you are going to need a MAX load just to come close. Probably over MAX.
     

  3. cysoto

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    That's what I keep hearing from other Solo fans. I have been told to start at 3.6gr and chrono from there. I put some rounds together with 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5gr but I was worried to keep going higher than that..

    I will also load some with 3.6gr and visit the range tomorrow to see if I am making PF.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Boxerglocker

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    I'm running 3.5g of Solo with a 147g LFP at 1.130 OAL in my G34 it runs just under 130 PF at about 880 FPS.

    I have a buddy that runs 4.2 with a 125g LRN at 1.135 OAL out of a G19 and makes PF comfortably.
     
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    I needed 3.4 with a 147gr lead Moly bullet to make your PF goals
    I need 4.1 to make the same goal with 124/125 gr FMJ. I am guessing you will need 3.8.
     
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    The following chronograph results were gathered on January 13, 2010 at an approximate temperature of 53 degrees. Each result was obtained by shooting 10 rounds of ammunition through a Chrony Beta Master using a Glock 17 with OEM barrel.

    Firearm: Glock 17 (OEM barrel)
    Bullet: Two Alpha 135gr LRN
    Primer: Federal Small Pistol (100)
    Brass: Mixed
    OAL: 1.155”
    Crimp: 0.375”

    Solo 1000
    Qty. 3.3gr
    Avg. 917.3
    PF – 123.8

    Qty. 3.4gr
    Avg. 929.1
    PF – 125.4

    Qty. 3.5gr
    Avg. 942.6
    PF – 127.6

    Qty. 3.6gr
    Avg. 962.2
    PF – 129.9

    Qty. 3.7gr
    Avg. 975.7
    PF – 131.7

    Qty. 3.8gr
    Avg. 989.2
    PF – 133.5

    Qty. 3.9gr
    Avg. 998.6
    PF – 134.8

    Qty. 4.0gr
    Avg. 1,008
    PF – 136.1
     
  7. Boxerglocker

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    Thanks for posting your results... which load are you going to run? How smokey was it? I'm going to bump my next batch of 147 LFP loads up a little to try and reduce the smoke. The guy I buy my bullets from competes as a USPSA A class shooter and recommended 3.7g Solo load with the 147g LFP.
     
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    I think I will run the 3.8gr. This load offered the best combination of felt recoil and accuracy.

    Prior to trying Solo I was running Clays and, even though the smoke was not too bad, Solo produces slightly less smoke.
     
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    For the charges that you posted below, did you see any pressure sign on the cases/primers?


    Qty. 3.8gr
    Avg. 989.2
    PF – 133.5

    Qty. 3.9gr
    Avg. 998.6
    PF – 134.8

    Qty. 4.0gr
    Avg. 1,008
    PF – 136.1[/quote]
     
  10. cysoto

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    The only pressure sign that I was looking for was flattened primers and it was not present even with the 4.0gr load.

    I have a friend that told me that he started noticing "a loss of the curve around the edges" (not a completely flattened primer) with Federals at 4.2gr but he was using 147gr jacketed bullets and a shorter OAL (1.130" if I remember correctly).
     
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    Why does it have to be Solo 1000?
     
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    Maybe because he has already bought a can and it is a matter of either finding a load or throwing away enough powder for nearly 2000 rounds.
     
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    Why not? What would be a better choice?
     
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    Agree with C4W, though there in not much actual published data for Solo1000 in 9mm loads. There is an overwhelming number of competative shooters using it, with good results and very few problems.

    It's relatively cheap, meters well, reverse temp sensitive (if at all), burns a little cooler than Titegroup which makes it a better powder for lead and/or moly coated bullets, thus though smokes... a lot less than TG.

    Plus it has a nice pepper smell when your shootig it :supergrin:
     
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    Comes in pretty handy if you happen to be snacking on a steak between stages.

    Oh, wait, let me practice a very important question in case the job market doesn't improve... "You want fries with that?" :whistling:

    Jack