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New to reloading....need suggestions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rubicon46804, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Rubicon46804

    Rubicon46804 Glock Armorer

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    My Dillon press arrived today. Need to decide on bullets and powder. Looking for suggestions for a good IDPA load in 9mm. Will be using a Glock 19. I'm interested in either a 124 grain or 147 grain bullet. Leaning towards Berry's plated bullets or Honady HAP bullets. Pro's / Con's or other good options? Also, looking for a clean burning, low flash powder. Suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    I like the Berry's bullets just due I can get 250 for $22 and Cabela's is only 11 miles away.
    As for powder I like Power Pistol, Bullseye and 700X. I have never seen W231 anywhere.
     

  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I use Remington 147 gr. match bullets but at IDPA ranges the bullet doesn't make a major difference - I get whateever is cheapest and those were cheapest (in FMJ) last time I bought some.

    I choose 147 gr. because the power factor formula favors heavier bullets - a 147 gr. at 850 fps kicks less than a 124 gr. at 1,008 fps os a 115 gr. at 1,086, but all are 125K power factor. In fact, the 147 at around 900 fps will have so little recoil you may need a lighter recoil spring. If you want to shoot with the stock springs, you'll have to have a little more recoil, so a 124 gr. load is a good choice.

    For powder, Winchester 231 is what I use and plenty of other IDPA shooters.