First time with WSF in G34 and MG. Any changes I should make?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by YamaLink, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. YamaLink


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    Mar 11, 2010
    First outting with the G34 loaded with MG 124 fmj, WSF at 5.0, federal primers, mixed brass. OAL was about 1.130, using Lee 4-die set with crimper in the 4th station; OAL had slight variations in Dillon 550b.

    Nice shooting in terms of recoil and accuracy. Clean. Ejection was about 3 to 4 feet.

    Just made the switch from Berry's 124 rn copper plated, Accurate #2, cci and mixed brass at around 1.123.

    Question: is this what I should settle on this being my IDPA (I'm a newbie shooting local) or would 4.9 be better some way or going 5.1?

    I know I should make a batch and try but thought I'd ask just for general knowledge. Don't have a chrono and admittedly the shooter has more affect on overall target hits (dry firing regularly) than minute variations in reloads. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  2. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    I just ordered 8# of WSF to try out myself for 9mm, 40SW, and 10mm. Can't wait until it gets here. I too shoot the MG 124gr CMJ in 9mm, in the past as recommended I always start low and work up slowly. I use the same 1.130 OAL as you for that bullet in my glocks and it has worked fine. As far as the load, I always make batches of enough to fill one magazine in whichever gun I'm shooting and go up in increments of 0.2grs. Make a few batches and see what works best for you. If it shoots accurate where it is, and your getting the 3-4 ft ejection then I'd say it's a good load.

    Just my $0.02

  3. D. Manley

    D. Manley

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    May 30, 2005
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    Should be a very nice load. I shoot 5.3 grains under a 115 grain and it's both accurate and comfortable load. You're right in the middle of the load range for the 124's so if you want to experiment a bit to "fine tune" the load, go for it.
  4. fredj338


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    Dec 22, 2004
    I shoot 5.1gr under a RP 124grJHP, full power load, about 1150fps (have to dbl check vel when I get home). If you want a softger load, drop the charge until you get the level you want. I choose to shoot full power ammo, I am no gamer.:supergrin: