WSF & Berry's 115gr plated RN load help...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by fourrobert13, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. fourrobert13

    fourrobert13 I am the law.

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    A buddy gave me some WSF and i'de like to use it. I've got some Berry's 115gr plated RN to load up. Hodgdon's site offers some info, but I'de like to hear some first hand knowledge.

    Thanks
     
  2. D. Manley

    D. Manley

    Messages:
    1,604
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Location:
    Southern US
    Load data is abundant for WSF and 115 grain bullets. In my guns, the below provides excellent groups:

    5.3 grains WSF
    OAL: 1.135
    Crimp: .377
     

  3. fourrobert13

    fourrobert13 I am the law.

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Thanks for the info, but there is no data in my Lee, or 2 Hornady manuals for WSF.
     
  4. XDRoX

    XDRoX

    Messages:
    9,207
    Likes Received:
    7,594
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego
    My manual has starting 5.0 to 5.6 max @ 1.135"
     
  5. D. Manley

    D. Manley

    Messages:
    1,604
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Location:
    Southern US
    SIERRA 9MM Data:

    115 Sierra JHP or FMJ Winchester WSF 4.8 1,000
    115 Sierra JHP or FMJ Winchester WSF 5.2 1,050
    115 Sierra JHP or FMJ Winchester WSF 5.5 1,100 (MAX)

    HODGDON 9MM Data:

    115 FMJ Winchester WSF 4.9 1060
    115 FMJ Winchester WSF 5.7 1195 (MAX)

    115 JHP Winchester WSF 5.2 1095
    115 JHP Winchester WSF 5.7 1165 (MAX)


    SPEER 9MM Data:

    115 Speer GDHP or TMJ RN Winchester WSF 5.0 1041
    115 Speer GDHP or TMJ RN Winchester WSF 5.6 1156 (MAX)
     
  6. fourrobert13

    fourrobert13 I am the law.

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Thank you both very much. Thats what I needed. I guess its time for me to get a new manual.

    Thanks again
     
  7. fredj338

    fredj338

    Messages:
    30,594
    Likes Received:
    9,146
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    so.cal.
    WSF is a great choice for 9mm & 40s&w loads. I use 5.4gr under a 115grFMJRN @ 1.125"OAL & it's running 1175fps in my G17. OAL is important in hogh pressure, small volumn cases, longer is better.
     
  8. CajunGlock

    CajunGlock Old And Cranky

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Location:
    Gonzales, La.
    Be careful with the loads listed here. while they are not wrong they are all for jacketed bullets and the Berry's bullets are plated, so start on the low end. Here's what Berry's recommends on there website. I have had very good results from Berry's bullets loaded to the low end of the jacketed bullet data but I have not used WSF.

    Plated bullets occupy a position between cast bullets and jacketed bullets. They are soft lead, but have a hard outer shell on them. When loading plated bullets we have found best results using low- to mid-range jacketed data in the load manual. You must use data for a bullet that has the same weight and profile as the one you are loading. Do not exceed mid-range loads. Do not use magnum loads.

    Happy shootin'
    Cajun......
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
  9. jing1117

    jing1117

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Location:
    Roseville, CA
    tagged... thanks for the info as well...