Your favorite recipe for 9mm

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  1. saddleman

    saddleman

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    I finally got some rounds loaded for my 40 that I like and I am planning to buy a 9mm conversion for my square deal. I have some Clays powder and need a recipe for 9mm using that powder but would also like to hear your favorite recipe using any powder and bullets. I need to load some girl loads for Melissa so any thoughts on that would be good. I need to keep her happy since she has more guns (mine are bigger) than me.
    Thanks in advance
    Rick
     
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    Rick,

    I'm not trying to be a a..hole but... have you used the reloading manual you purchased after recommendation from many after you last post? Or checked the powder manufacturers website or did a search here on "9mm loads + clays" here on GT?

    You gotta give us somewhere to start...
    What gun, purpose of the load, etc.

    OH well, my current pet 9mm loads are 124g PD FMJ's with TG at 4.0g or Solo1000 at 4.1g or WST at 5.2g.... 147g LFP's with 3.7g of Solo1000 or 147g MG FMJ with 3.4g TG... all at 1.130 inch OAL with a .377 crimp
    These all run out of my G34/17 at over 130-135 PF

    For my EMP 9 I run 4.2g TG with a 124g almost exclusively because of the short barrel.

    OH if your looking for a SDB conversion cheap check on Brian Enos, I save a couple not long back for 60% of the new price.
     

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    5.6gr Unique under a Berrys 115gr RN 1.145 col.

    My wife and teenage nieces shoot them by the hundreds out of my G26. The older Unique is pretty dirty however... I came across a deal I couldnt pass up.... (24# for free)
     
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    The answer to your question is yes!! My question is what is your favorite.
    Thanks
    Rick
     
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    If I had to choose to run only one for a variety of purposes... I stick with TG and the 124 PD or MG FMJ/CMJ.

    I just started playin with the Solo and it seems to be OK but no hard data for it yet.

    I'm interested in trying some 231 soon with 124g MG CMJ's. I have a friend that runs with that at IDPA and it seems like a good all rounder. The Key for me is buying bulk bullets and powder and sticking with it.
     
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  6. Patrick Graham

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    That's almost like my Berrys/Unique 115gr load. :wavey:

    Mine's 5.3gr new formula Unique, Berrys 115gr 9mm and Remington 1 1/2 primers. Overall cartridge length of 1.14" and crimped to .375"

    1140fps out of a Beretta 92.
     
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    In my pistols I use 4.2 Titegroup and 115 Black Bullets or 115 Rainers
     
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    Yes, 4.2 grns TG gives a low deviation 1087 fps ave with a 115 plated RN loaded to 1.10 col.
     
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    Steve (Colorado4Wheel) turned me on to Solo 1000. I shoot a 147gr Montana Gold bullet over 3.7gr at 1.130"... practically no recoil.

    Load up a magazine alternating this load with WWB 115gr stuff... you'll be amazed at the difference in recoil.

    Soft-shooting, and now that I've got my load right, accurate as well.
     
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    Berry's plated 124 gr flatnose, CCI small pistol primer, 4.4 gr of Bullseye. I shoot Sigs 226 & 228, and from the 226 I get median velocity of 1020. COAL is 1.075
    Let us know what you shoot, and what length barrel. It helps us to give better advice.
    Don't even try blue dot for 9mm, it is highly erratic and throws wild pressure spikes.
     
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    Yeah, Calys would probably be my last choice for 9mm or 40, too fast, too spikey near the top end. I prefer WSF for full power loads. My practice load is 5.1gr under a 124grLTC for 1100fps.
     
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    Hodgdon book loads with Clays under 115s or 124s are very pleasant to shoot. May not make minor, if that matters to you. I hate how Clays meters though so I stopped using it years ago.

    my current load:
    BBI 130gr
    3.3gr VV N310
    1.140"
    Magtech SP primers
    mixed brass
    THIS LOAD IS NOT IN ANY BOOK
    MANY PEOPLE THINK I AM CRAZY FOR USING IT
    EXERCISE ALL DUE CAUTION
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
    ETC ETC ETC
     
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    115 FMJ precision delta 9mm

    6.4 grains power pistol

    cci 500 primer


    I want to try some 124 grain bullets soon
     
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    Like Fredj388 said...stay away from Clays in the 9mm . Its very tempermental near the top end scale. Solo 1000..TG..231 etc would be better choices. I understand you would like to use what you have but dont in this application.
     
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    What velocity is this load? I would imagine given power pistols reputation, that it's a somewhat snappy and flashy load using the 115g FMJ :cool:
     
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    I don't know the velocity ...max charge is 6.7

    according to the manual it should be cooking right around 1200 FPS out of a 4 inch gun
     
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    I like 147gr Black Bullets with 3.5gr Solo 1000.... 124gr Berrys with 3.8gr Titegroup or 147gr Berrys with 3.3gr Titegroup.
     
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    I really appreciate all the advise. Some have asked what gun we shoot, we have a Glock 19, 26 and a SA XD sub compact. In 40 cal we have a 23 & 27.
    Thanks again
     
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    4.1 grains 231 for a plinker, or for a powerful "AKA max" load 6.7 grains Power Pistol. Both use 115 Grain FMJ.
     
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    115gr jacketed bullet
    4.6gr TiteGroup

    or

    124 or 125grain jacketed
    4.2gr TiteGroup

    Both would be loaded to 1.14"