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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February 4, 2008, 03:49 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.
EMP 3" barrel
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.
February 4, 2008, 03:51 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.
February 4, 2008, 03:53 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!