New to reloading: 9mm/124gr Loads for USPSA/IPSC


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1SOW
March 20, 2008, 12:12 AM
Sorry, I'm another soon-to-be reloader asking dumb questions. I would really appreciate some advice from you guys experienced with IPSC/USPSA Production class 9mm loads.

I've gathered most of my list of equipment needed, but what I need now are suggestions for type/brand of powder, bullets and loads to use.

I've been shooting 124gr FMJ reloads from CCCAmmo (rated at 1050fps) and do well with them. I have better luck with 124gr shooting steel plate/poppers than I do with 115gr. I shoot a CZ75B/4.72" bbl.

I shoot 200-300 rds/week and sometimes more .
Cost, power factor, and cleanliness matter.

Thanks for any magic formulas you're willing to share.

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Crimp
March 20, 2008, 01:01 PM
1SOW, you'll find all the IPSC/USPSA magic formulas (and more) on Brian Enos' site (http://www.brianenos.com/forums/).

Norm Lee
March 20, 2008, 04:14 PM
A pretty sweet load for these games in 9mm is a 147 gr bullet (your choice of profile) over a small amount of VV N310. My BHP likes 3.2 gr to make PF. YMMV. Suggest starting at 3.0 and working up to desired PF and accuracy.

Cheers,

Norm

fgr39
March 20, 2008, 06:24 PM
I shoot 124 plated with 4.2 grains of Titegroup.

rodregier
March 21, 2008, 12:01 AM
9mm 1110 fps loading.

124g FMJ. Winchester or Rem bulk, Montana Gold projectiles. Winchester published max for WSF powder - 5.3g. WSP primers.

1SOW
March 21, 2008, 12:10 AM
Thanks Crimp and all for the info.
Crimp: The B.E. site folks seem to prefer Titegroup then W231 with 124s.

Norm, do 147gr plated/fmj bullets cost significantly more than 124gr?

fgr39: Is this a light load? Will it down a stubborn popper?

Norm Lee
March 21, 2008, 12:30 PM
I don't think the 147 gr bullets are significantly more costly than 124s. Precisions are $6.00/1000 more, for example.

Cheers,

Norm

fgr39
March 21, 2008, 04:53 PM
To me the load feels like WWB. I haven't had any problems with poppers but for real stuborn ones I like my .45's.

evan price
March 22, 2008, 08:01 AM
125 gr lead RN, 4.4 Titegroup, 1150 FPS/31Kcup

Clean gun & brass, ejects well, using KEAD projos to do that velocity without leading, cost is about $7/100 using free range brass.

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