Berry's plated 9mm


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JoelSteinbach
September 15, 2011, 10:34 AM
Looking for a good load fo Berry;s 9mm 124gr hollow base flat point, to use for plinking. also need to know oal for the round.

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glenns
September 15, 2011, 10:49 AM
Any particular kind of powder?

REL1203
September 15, 2011, 10:58 AM
I dont use the hollow base, but the normal RN 124g Berry with 4.2-4.5g of Universal and its deadly accurate, i think i finally settled on 4.4

Walkalong
September 15, 2011, 11:08 AM
HBRN - .355 / .616

Diameter and length of Berrys 124 Gr HBRN

I loaded it at 1.040 to 1.045.

JoelSteinbach
September 15, 2011, 01:08 PM
Berry's Flat point is .355, I use AA#5, TitrGroup, Power Pistol

john16443
September 15, 2011, 01:38 PM
Here are my Berry 124gr plinking loads that have performed best for me on paper in my Ruger SR9. The usual cautions and warnings apply to loads provided by strangers.

124 RN @ 1.14" with 4.5 grains W231
124 HBRN (not your flat point) @ 1.14" with 4.0 grains Bullseye and 4.6 grains W231.

3.9 grains of Titegroup should work as well, same COL as noted.

Berry's MFG
September 15, 2011, 03:31 PM
The FP's have to be seated a bit deeper than the RN's, I use 1.060"

bds
September 15, 2011, 03:42 PM
Berry's 124 gr HBRN has longer base than the regular 124 gr RN, but I load them to the same 1.135" OAL. Hollow base with longer bearing surface makes for an accurate bullet that shot better than my reference 115 gr jacketed loads.

I did range tests on this thread:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=7217193#post7217193

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=7266869#post7266869

bds
September 15, 2011, 06:59 PM
Berry's 9mm 124gr hollow base flat point
Ooops, didn't catch that. :banghead:

Yes, as others posted, FP bullets would be loaded shorter than RN.

PO2Hammer
September 15, 2011, 11:01 PM
disregard.

1SOW
September 15, 2011, 11:09 PM
What bds was saying +1

The Berry 124HBRN is almost the perfect 9mm bullet (:D).
It can be loaded out to saami max in most pistols and is very accurate. The base is also bevelled to make seating very easy, even with almost no belling.

rfwobbly
September 15, 2011, 11:54 PM
The sharp shoulders on the FP are going to restrict the OAL in some pistols, especially eastern European guns. If you have a CZ or XD, then follow Jay's advice. His 1.060" should work in any 9x19 pistol.

Walkalong
September 16, 2011, 07:38 AM
Ooops, didn't catch that :banghead:

Me either. I have shot the 124 FP, the 124 HBFP, and the 124 HBRN. For general shooting I much prefer the HBRN to either FP, although the FP's did do well in a couple of applications. The HBRN has proven at least as accurate, and feeds in anything.

contactcole
September 17, 2011, 03:50 AM
Agreed on the 1.060 OAL for the FP. My Glocks run down to 1.020 but the CZ doesn't like that. I run 4.4-4.5gr of Unique.

Stumper
September 17, 2011, 05:17 AM
Not HB but I've loaded over a thousand of the 124 FP over 4.1 grains of Red Dot. OAL of 1.070-shoots good in every 9 I've tried them in.

RustyFN
September 17, 2011, 11:16 AM
Berry's Flat point is .355, I use AA#5, TitrGroup, Power Pistol

The only powder I have use out of those three is Titegroup. With a Berry's 124 grain FP I use 4.2 grains of TG with a OAL of 1.035. I had to go that short to get them to chamber in my CZ. The 4,2 grains of TG is a nice load.

JoelSteinbach
September 17, 2011, 04:51 PM
Thanks Rusty, I will try that load, I too have a CZ, as well as now 2 clones, I'll let you know how it works out

GLOOB
September 20, 2011, 03:41 PM
Try the flat points. Berry's HP don't expand. They look weird. And if you tumble your ammo, they'll clog with media.

l3uster
September 20, 2011, 05:39 PM
124gr flat points, I loaded mine with 3.8gr of TiteGroup at 1.1" OAL. Shot just right for me

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