1999 Winchester Load Data for lead/Berry's pistol loads


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bds
February 9, 2012, 03:42 AM
Many reloaders have expressed frustration of not finding load data for lead pistol loads as current published load data from Hodgdon (http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp) seems to lack popular calibers and bullet nose type/weights like 9mm 125 gr RN and 40S&W/10mm, etc. (especially for loading larger sized Berry's plated bullets).

Using 1999 Winchester Reloaders Manual (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=158678&stc=1&d=1328775435), I compiled a lead load data pdf for popular pistol calibers (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=158680&stc=1&d=1328777059) to include 9mm, 40S&W, 10mm, 45ACP and others using W231, WST, WSF, and 296 (Since Hodgdon verified HP-38 to be same exact powder as W231, you can substitute HP-38 for W231).

Although 1999 load data lacks OALs, I hope it will provide reference start/max powder charges as you determine your own Max/Ideal OAL using your pistol/barrel/magazine.

Here are some sample lead load data from the lead load data pdf - http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=158679&stc=1&d=1328775435

9mm 124 gr Lead RN W231/HP-38 - Start 3.3 gr (910 fps) 23,800 PSI - Max 4.0 gr (1035 fps) 32,900 PSI
9mm 124 gr Lead RN WSF - Start 4.0 gr (945 fps) 22,200 PSI - Max 4.7 gr (1055 fps) 27,300 PSI

9mm 147 gr Lead CFP W231/HP-38 - Start 3.3 gr (865 fps) 29,000 PSI - Max 3.5 gr (905 fps) 32,100 PSI
9mm 147 gr Lead CFP WSF - Start 3.7 gr (905 fps) 28,500 PSI - Max 4.1 gr (965 fps) 32,800 PSI

40S&W 170 gr Lead W231/HP-38 - Start 4.0 gr (850 fps) 22,800 PSI - Max 5.2 gr (1030 fps) 33,200 PSI
40S&W 170 gr Lead WST - Start 4.0 gr (870 fps) 22,800 PSI - Max 5.0 gr (970 fps) 30,000 PSI
40S&W 170 gr Lead WSF - Start 5.2 gr (950 fps) 23,500 PSI - Max 6.2 gr (1090 fps) 33,200 PSI

40S&W 200 gr Lead W231/HP-38 - Start 3.0 gr (700 fps) 21,100 PSI - Max 4.0 gr (850 fps) 33,200 PSI
40S&W 200 gr Lead WST - No Start Charge - Max 3.5 gr (760 fps) 25,200 PSI
40S&W 200 gr Lead WSF - Start 3.9 gr (785 fps) 21,800 PSI - Max 5.0 gr (920 fps) 33,200 PSI

10mm 170 gr Lead W231/HP-38 - Start 4.8 gr (980 fps) 26,400 PSI - Max 5.6 gr (1100 fps) 35,600 PSI
10mm 170 gr Lead WST - No Start Charge - Max 5.0 gr (1020 fps) 32,100 PSI
10mm 170 gr Lead WSF - Start 5.5 gr (1020 fps) 25,700 PSI - Max 6.6 gr (1170 fps) 35,600 PSI

10mm 200 gr Lead W231/HP-38 - Start 4.2 gr (870 fps) 24,200 PSI - Max 5.5 gr (1030 fps) 35,600 PSI
10mm 200 gr Lead WST - Start 3.8 gr (830 fps) 23,900 PSI - Max 5.0 gr (940 fps) 32,400 PSI
10mm 200 gr Lead WSF - Start 5.0 gr (920 fps) 23,500 PSI - Max 6.3 gr (1080 fps) 35,600 PSI

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