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9mm loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Uniquejohn, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Uniquejohn

    Uniquejohn Unique John

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    I have been reloading 45's for some time and now my wife has decided to shoot a 9mm, i have been trying different loads to see what works best for her, latest is 115g ranier cp/rn, 4.2 grains of titegroup, cci 500 primer, seems to be getting there, but was wondering if some of you would share your advise, opinions, and the combination of your favorite load.
    thanks,
    john
     
  2. tjpet

    tjpet

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    I like 5.0grns. WST w/115-124grn. bullets. This approximates WWB. You can go down to 4.5grns. for a bit less recoil.
     

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    My current load for USPSA is 8.0gr AA#7 with a 124gr FMJ loaded to 1.150. This pushes the bullet along at 1100 fps. Before that I was using 4.3gr Red Dot with everything else the same. Same velocity too.
     
  4. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    What you loading right now is pretty much the standard load for bullet weight and powder used. Alot of people load that combo. I load it at 1.130" OAL

    I use a 124g FMJ with 4.0g of TG for a softer recoiling load most of the time, does 1050Fps out of my G34.

    What exactly are you looking for?
     
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    fredj338

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    Yeah, not a TG fan either. WST works for my 9mm & 45 needs.If you are looking for softer recoil, you may want to try 147gr bullets around 800fps. Less snap & preceived recoil.
     
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    Ive been happy with 115g Montana Gold bullets, 5g UNIQUE and CCI primers.
     
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    I use TG for FMJ, but it would not be my first choice for lead/plated. Plated and lead are more akin to each other than to FMJ. So, I'd lean to a slower powder like Unique, S1000 or W231, 800x or WST. Burn Rates.
     
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    I also have been using Rainier 115gr plated RN with 4.2gr TiteGroup and have been very satisfied thus far. (I generally use the CCI 500 primers as well, but also have some Winchester.) I posted some range results for these loads at http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1143325

    I like the cost effectiveness of the Rainier and Berry's plated bullets, and a friend of mine who is an avid reloader suggested TiteGroup so I decided to try it. It's worked well for me, so I haven't felt the need to experiment with other powders, etc. As you know, TiteGroup is one of the faster powders so there is a higher risk of accidentally double-charging.
     
  9. Uniquejohn

    Uniquejohn Unique John

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    I have been using TG in my 45's, so I have it in large quantity, that is why I wanted to stick with it if I can, I am going to try the heavier bullet for the recoil, would like to soften it a little for her. Thanks for all your advise and comments so far, I really appreciate it!
     
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    I like 4.7 grains. WST with 124 grain Rainier s.
     
  11. Hydraulicman

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    for full power 9mm power pistol has been great

    w231 is nice but not what i would call full power. I just loaded 100 more of teh w231 9mm to go test at the range

    115 precision delta fmj 4.7 grains 231 and cci 500 primer