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Max load check

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by .45 guy, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. .45 guy

    .45 guy

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    Can someone check something for me. I think I'm going to need a Lyman manual, because I load a lot of lead bullets. Anyway, I'm loading 124gr lead RN 9mm bullets. I have three manuals and can only find one recipe for this. It shows 125gr. LRN 1.130 Unique max load at 4.5 gr. This seems to shoot kinda light. Can anyone conirm max, Unique load for 9mm, 124gr. 1.130?
     
  2. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Alliant shows 5.8 gr for 124 gr GD with Unique! So I'd start at 5 gr and work up a tenth at a time. So your 4.5 gr was a light load- hence felt weak. Do you have a chrony? Alliant say 1180 fps with that GD at 5.8 gr, I figure you should be around 1000 fps which is good load for lead!:supergrin:
     

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    Thanks, I'm not experienced enough(or confidant) to build from things like jacketed load data. So I usually go from direct recipe's.
     
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    Lyman has two 120gr bullets. TC and RN of their design of course. Unique MAX loads for the RN is 5.0 grs @ 1.065 and 1194 fps. Your bullet is heavier. Proceed with caution.
     
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    My Lyman Pistol & Revolver Second Edition also lists 4.5 Unique as MAX however this is with a pointed bullet @ 1.115. The Third Edition is now availabe.
     
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    Hornady 7th edition shows:

    124 Grain LRN
    COL: 1.090
    5 grains MAX of Unique for 1100 FPS

    4.5 grains of Unique for 1000 FPS
     
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    Thanks, everyone