Rainier Loads, this doesnt seem right.


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speedracer211
February 4, 2008, 02:40 PM
So I am starting to load 115g rainier tmj bullets with win brass win231 powder and cci primers.

The old midway load data says a ctg lenght of 1.165 and to start with 3.3 grains of powder. This seems awfully low. So what do you guys think for oal and powder charge?

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Walkalong
February 4, 2008, 02:49 PM
I load the 115 Grain Ranier at 1.130 to 1.135 O.A.L.

I used 4.9 Grs W-231 with a WSP Primer.

Feb -07

56 degrees

EMP 3" barrel

Hi-1121
Lo-1098
Avg-1111
ES-23
SD-8

I like the 115 Ranier. It shoots well. I shot 5 different loads that day with the Ranier.

Old Winchester data link (http://www.wwpowder.com/data/handgun/9mmlug.php). 3.3 is very low.

speedracer211
February 4, 2008, 02:51 PM
What would you recommend as a starting load? On rainiers site it lists that they should be loaded to lrn specs with a max of 4.3g The local reloader I buy my equipment through says he loads to 4.8 for the local leo departments plinking ammo.

sublimaze41
February 4, 2008, 02:53 PM
I like using Accurate powder as they have data specific to Rainier bullets. You ask about 231 and I have that same load map you are referencing. Never hurts to start at minimum load, sometimes it HURTS to begin at maximum load!

Here is a link, might help.

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177962

Walkalong
February 4, 2008, 02:54 PM
Start at 4.5.

3.3 is wasting time. Check the Winchester link provided above.

LB7_Driver
February 4, 2008, 02:57 PM
If I choose the middle load of AA #5 for 115-grain lead bullets they will not reliably function (mostly FTEs).

As soon as I used the middle load for 115-grain FMJs, the Rainier 115-grain bullets suddenly start working just fine.

Urbana John
February 4, 2008, 03:02 PM
For Rainier 115gr JHPs, I use 5.8 grs. of Unique, works OK in a Glock.

UJ

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