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9mm GSSF Load

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by ltgibson2001, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. ltgibson2001

    ltgibson2001

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    Does anyone have reloading data for a 9mm load for GSSF using a 124 gr FMJ and VV 320?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks...

    Mike
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    You might check www.vihtavuori.fi for load info. If I have time tonight I'll check my Sierra load data.
     

  3. ltgibson2001

    ltgibson2001

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    Thanks Danny,

    I had checked there and saw there starting load for one 124gr RN FMJ at 3.8 . I just wondered if anybody had figured one out for that type bullet that worked good in GSSF for accuracy and still had enough power to knock down the plates and poppers and what OAL they were using.

    Mike
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I load my ammo to a PF of about 129 and have no problems at all with poppers or plates.
     
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    ltgibson2001

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    What powder,primer,bullet weight, oal, and crimp are you using?
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I'm using 147-gr Remington Match bullets with AA#5 powder, which is of no help to you.
     
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    124gr IMI FMJ
    4.2gr Win 231
    WSP
    1.145 OAL

    That's from memory, so double check it before using.

    Powder puff and flat to 25yds. Great out of 17, but a little snappy out of the 26.

    I prefer the following in the 26:

    147gr Rainier
    3.5gr Win 231
    1.140 OAL
     
  8. Jakk

    Jakk Millennium Member

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    I wouldn't worry about the plates. You can usually push a plate over with a .22LR. The poppers take a little more power, but still not a whole lot. They generally have the steel set pretty light at most GSSF matches. They try to make sure that any powder puff 9mm load will take them over.
     
  9. jay.shebuski

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    ...I'm planning on hitting Spartenburg tomorrow am.

    I'll bring 50 rds of the 135 gr zero, that I shoot @ GSSF matches, for you. DTOM shoots 124 gr 9mm rds,..I think. He might give you a few,..and you can do a comparison.

    ..I'm more partial to the "heavier" 9mm bullets w/fast burning powders myself. But,..there are quite a few "deep end of the pool" GSSF shooters that shoot the lighter bullets also.

    Hope to see you tomorrow,

    Jay
     
  10. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    You might want to try N330 with your 124s. :)
     
  11. mr glock-fl

    mr glock-fl

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    Hi,
    Listen to Fire Glock, You will not be sorry. I am trying to use his "advise" to help me.

    Follow the FireGlock
    ;W ;W ^5 ^5

    Mike
     
  12. ltgibson2001

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    I use 320 and 340 for loads in my G35 but have never tried 330 in either 9mm or 40. What gr weight and OAL do you use with 330 Fireglock?
     
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    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    I use only N330 in my 9mm loads. Rem. 147gr bullet, 3.7gr N330 Oal 1.142. I also have had some good results with 124gr Rem. bullets, 4.0gr N330 OAL at both 1.120 and 1.140. Now that is with a stock Glock Barrel. If you use a Barsto or some other tighter chambered barrels you may have to stick with an AOL of 1.110- 1.120 depending on the barrel and bullet type. The loads I mentioned above are shot through my G17L, G17 and G34. Loaded on a Dillon 550B press.
     
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    Thanks Don,

    That's what Fireglock told me to. You both have been very helpfull.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Sierra only suggests 3N57, N350 and 3N38 in 124/125-gr Bullets. Minimums/maximums are:

    3N57--5.0 to 6.3
    N350--4.5 to 5.6
    3N38--5.7 to 6.2

    Minimums produce about 900 fps.
     
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    FWIW, the poppers at Hallsville were set a little heavy. I had a low hit (dead center 6 o'clock) that didn't knock over a popper during my AC run. While scoring, one of the RO's made a comment on it and said he was surpirsed it didn't fall.
     
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    My-my-my... don't you know that you're only supposed to use COMMERCIALLY LOADED AMMO and not reloads?

    ;z ;z
     
  18. Fumble

    Fumble RIP Poom . . .

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    After I shot the Glock M, Scott the gentlemen from GSSF, checked the poppers at Hallsville. He did that around 2:00 PM Saturday. He had received several complaints about the poppers being set too heavy. Sorry I do not know the results of his check.

    A side question. After each shooter the poppers are spray painted, covering the previous hit(s). At least this was done at both Oakdale, MN and Hallsville, MO. I assumed this was so the RO would be able to see that a hit was made even if the popper didn't go down. One of the RO's at Hallsville said this was incorrect. That if the popper doesn't go down - it doesn't go down. Tough luck. So the question is; why paint the poppers after every shooter? ^8
     
  19. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    So the shooter has a nice white popper to shoot. I prefer them freshly painted, so when I see white I know it's time to squeeze. But then again I've shot some that needed repainting years ago, and it didn't really slow me down.

    I repaint the practice plate rack after every three strings so I can see where my shots are hitting.
     
  20. Fumble

    Fumble RIP Poom . . .

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    Sounds logical. A follow up question would be if GSSF wants shooters to have a nice white popper to shoot at, why not also replace the tombstone targets after each shooter? As is, there usually are several pasted holes in the tombstone you are shooting which can draw your eye and front sight. And those holes are not necessarily in the x-ring.