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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jack Knife, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife

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    On this load for my 26,

    124 gr Rainier RN

    4.3 gr Unique

    1.150 col

    Loaded 1/2 dozen.pretty soft,cycled slide .No fail to feed or fire. No pressure signs. Anything I should know or change with this load? Thanks
     

  2. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    If you are going to load that light you should give some thought to using lead bullets.
     
  3. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Pretty much like all other ammo... in a box, standing on end, side by side. Gee, I thought everyone knew that. :whistling:

    Jack
     
  4. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife

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    LOL Jack


    I didnt try shooting at targets just made sure it cycled.


    whisky.....want are you getting at?
     
  5. My load listing shows a 125 gr. lead bullet ahead of 4.4 gr.s of Unique, sparked by a standard(CCI500) primer. Gives about 990 fps-very consistant and quite accurate depending on the gun. A light load, reasonable for practice, but not a serious load. Have you checked a current reloading manual? If your source for reloading data is "Glock Talk", you're doing it wrong.
     
  6. fredj338

    fredj338

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    That load is likely not breaking 950fps. I am surprised you get reliable feeding. At that vel. you could shoot lead bullets.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  7. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    My biggest concern with that load is getting a bullet stuck in the bore. Alliant lists a max as 5.8 with a 124 Gold Dot which is a plated bullet:

    1.12 4 CCI 500 Unique 5.8 1,180

    The plating on the bulet will likely act like a jacketed bullet in terms of friction in the barrel.

    The start load would be a 10% reduction. 4.3 is a 25% reduction. Lead bullets are much more forgiving and better for light loads.