What is your regular 9mm target load?


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SC_Dave
April 1, 2013, 06:52 PM
Here's is the one I'm shooting in my G19 and G26


115 gr RN FMJ
4.0 gr Win 231
1.125 COAL

David

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rfwobbly
April 1, 2013, 06:56 PM
Most modern 9's prefer 124gr bullets.

124gr Zero HP or either Berry hollow base over 4.1gr VV N320 does it for me.

Matt Dillon
April 1, 2013, 07:09 PM
4.7 grains of Unique under a 124 grain lead round nose or copper plated bullet works for me.

beatledog7
April 1, 2013, 07:14 PM
Bullseye 4.0 gr MBC SWC 125 gr CCI 500 1.062"

That's my current favorite CZ-75 plinking load.

mboe794
April 1, 2013, 07:17 PM
I use 4.2gr WST with a cast 125 gr truncated cone from Precision Bullets. 1.100 OAL. Gives me right around 1000 fps with little to no leading.

foolsgold80z
April 1, 2013, 07:23 PM
124 gr hard cast lead, 4.0 gr HP38 or W231, 1.125" oal.

BYJO4
April 1, 2013, 07:24 PM
I use 4.2 gr of Bullseye with a 115 gr FMJ.

Lj1941
April 1, 2013, 07:30 PM
My favorite 9MM load is a 124 Berry RN with 3.7 Grains Claydot/WSP Primer.COL 1.130 :)

jfremder
April 1, 2013, 07:51 PM
124 gr Precision Delta JHP over 6.0 of Accurate #5 @ 1.10 COAL

SlowFuse
April 1, 2013, 08:34 PM
124 gr Precision Delta FMJ
4.0 gr HP38
Win SPP
1.1 coal

4895
April 1, 2013, 10:40 PM
My standard target load is 4.6 grains of W231 @ 1.125" oal with a 115 Montana Gold FMJ.

flipajig
April 1, 2013, 10:51 PM
4.3 grains of HP-38 and a 124 grain cast Boolit 1000 fps works for me.
Flip

kyhunter
April 1, 2013, 10:54 PM
mixed brass. 124 grain berrys plated round nose. 5.5 grains of silhouette. wsp primer. 1.15 OAL. 1100 fps factory glock 17.

holdencm9
April 1, 2013, 10:57 PM
My standard target load is 4.6 grains of W231 @ 1.125" oal with a 115 Montana Gold FMJ.

I very similar

4.6gr of W231
COAL 1.13"
115gr Berry's PL RN

GCBurner
April 1, 2013, 11:24 PM
Mixed range-pickup brass, 124gr,FMJ, and 4.1 grains of Titegroup. It cycles 100% in my Glock, and is plenty accurate enough for IDPA matches, and economical enough to afford regular practice, as long as I can find the primers and bullets.

bds
April 1, 2013, 11:27 PM
115 gr RN FMJ
4.0 gr Win 231
1.125 COAL
4.0 gr of W231 is below start charge, even for lead load data. For me, 4.6 gr of W231/HP-38 and 115 gr FMJ starts to reliably cycle the slides of Gen3 Glocks with new factory recoil spring assemblies. Perhaps you are using 124/125 gr bullets or well used recoil springs?

Hodgdon load data (http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp)
115 gr Lead RN W231/HP-38 OAL 1.100" Start 4.3 gr (1079 fps) 28,400 CUP - Max 4.8 gr (1135 fps) 32,000 CUP
115 gr Speer GDHP W231/HP-38 OAL 1.125" Start 4.7 gr (1075 fps) 25,300 CUP - Max 5.1 gr (1167 fps) 28,100 CUP

My 9mm reference load is with Winchester 115 gr FMJ and 4.8 gr of W231/HP-38 at 1.125" - 1.135" OAL.

Here's 1999-2005 Winchester load data (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=159609&stc=1&d=1329800605) comparing 115 gr FMJ vs JHP powder charges along with 124 FMJ.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=182197&stc=1&d=1364873249

Hondo 60
April 1, 2013, 11:30 PM
124 gr Conical nose plated
4.1 gr of Tite Group
1.125 OAL

1SOW
April 2, 2013, 12:40 AM
Zero 125 JHP, 4.0 VV n320, 1.100
MG 124 JHP, 3.9 vv n320, 1.098
Berry's 124 HBRN-TP, 4.1 vv n320, 1.135

All 129 PF +/-, lightly sprung CZ

Inebriated
April 2, 2013, 01:10 AM
147gr Berry's RN
3.9gr Power Pistol
CCI 500
1.150" OAL

Cycles my 19, 26, CW9, Hi Point carbine, and Beretta 92 very reliably, feeds reliably, ejects reliably, and is as accurate as Federal Wally World 115gr ever was. What more could I ask for?

Elm Creek Smith
April 2, 2013, 01:28 AM
My daughter has the only 9mm in the house, a KelTec P11. It just won't feed 147 grain ammo. However, it is very accurate and reliable with standard pressure 115 grain Winchester SilverTips.

ECS

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GT1
April 2, 2013, 01:29 AM
4.5 HP-38
MG 115 FMJ
1.15"

My M&P full size likes this load. I do too. I can't tell much difference from factory target stuff, except mine seems more consistent.

Havok7416
April 2, 2013, 01:38 AM
4.6 gr Unique (soon to switch to an appropriate load of Bullseye)
124 gr Rainier (PMJ or PHP)

JJ-
April 2, 2013, 07:07 AM
115 FMJ Montana Gold with 5.2 WSF


Wow looks like most load shorter COL than I. I've been loading mine at 1.140 with great results.

Walkalong
April 2, 2013, 07:25 AM
124 Gr X-Treme HP and N320. Brass drops at my feet, is super clean, and shoots better than me. Other bullets work well too, but this is what I am shooting right now. Picked up 2000 late 2012 @ $88perK shipped. Did my shopping before hand. ;)

Big Nugget
April 2, 2013, 07:55 AM
CZ Phantom

S&S 147 LFP
4.4 gr of HS-6
OAL of 1.144
Averages 910 FPS

J_McLeod
April 2, 2013, 08:28 AM
115gr MG FMJ
4.8 231
1.135"

Or

147 MBC
4.8 HS-6
1.080

rodregier
April 2, 2013, 12:00 PM
124 or 125g jacketed projectile
Winchester Super Field Powder (WSF)
Winchester-published load data.

Preferred projectile is the 125g HAP for great accuracy.

2bfree
April 2, 2013, 01:12 PM
124 Xtreme plated RN
4.4 HP 38
OAL 1.135

124 FMJ PD
4.6 HP 38
OAL 1.130

PO2Hammer
April 2, 2013, 01:45 PM
147 grain Rainier plated FP
4.0 grains SR 7625
1.120" OAL
930 fps

This load has shot well for me over the years in a USP, CZ 75B and Glock 19.

ASCTLC
April 2, 2013, 02:08 PM
124 gr Precision Delta FMJ
4.8 gr Universal
Any ole SPP but usually a Rem 1 1/2
Only Winchester brass
OAL 1.35

Ejects about 4' where Winchester White Box 115 gr ejects about 10' and functions consistant, reliable, & accurate in every one of my pistols.

Andy

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr31/ASCTLC/PrecisionDelta124003-1_zpsdb6f299c.jpg

johnandersonoutdoors
April 2, 2013, 04:00 PM
My current 9mm load:

Montana Gold 115gr FMJ
OAL is 1.135"
CCI 500 primer
Unique (based on manuals I have been experimenting between 5.0 grains and 5.8 grains)

This load is actually confusing me. My manuals indicate about 5.6 grains up to 6.2 grains. The alliant website shows max of 6.3

I have found that 5.6 and 5.8 grains feels a little snappy and since I was looking for target loads I have been slowly reducing the charge. I have created loads at 5.4 grains and 5.2 grains which also feel a little snappy, although less so. My newest load is 5.0 grains of Unique. I am starting to think I am going too low in the range.

SC_Dave
April 2, 2013, 05:24 PM
4.0 gr of W231 is below start charge, even for lead load data. For me, 4.6 gr of W231/HP-38 and 115 gr FMJ starts to reliably cycle the slides of Gen3 Glocks with new factory recoil spring assemblies. Perhaps you are using 124/125 gr bullets or well used recoil springs?

Hodgdon load data (http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp)


My 9mm reference load is with Winchester 115 gr FMJ and 4.8 gr of W231/HP-38 at 1.125" - 1.135" OAL.

Here's 1999-2005 Winchester load data (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=159609&stc=1&d=1329800605) comparing 115 gr FMJ vs JHP powder charges along with 124 FMJ.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=182197&stc=1&d=1364873249
It cycles fine in my G-19 but after reading your post and several others and looking at other data sources I am going to bump it to 4.4 with a 1.100 COAL and see how that works.
David

MarshallDodge
April 2, 2013, 05:35 PM
Precision Delta 124 FMJ or HP
5.0 Winchester WSF
Whatever small pistol primer I happen to have on hand.

Runs good in my HK P30, P2000, and my wife's 9mm CCO 1911.

Thompsoncustom
April 2, 2013, 05:44 PM
173gr Lead swc
2.7gr AA#2
OAL: 1.135

My CZ 75b Loves this rounds but the glock can't hit anything with it

JamieC
April 2, 2013, 05:44 PM
Right now I'm running 124gr Bayou Bullets, Power Pistol 5.3gr, 1.130", 1079fps

ATLDave
April 2, 2013, 05:47 PM
124 gr JPH (Montana Gold), 4.0-4.2 gr. of ZIP, CCI or Win SPP. Cycles my M&P9 100%, but shoots and ejects so softly the brass sometimes lands on top of the gun. Fun to shoot fast!

ldlfh7
April 2, 2013, 05:51 PM
124 rln MO bullet company
4.3 gr bullseye
federal match primer
winchester brass
Conveniently ejects casings right next to my feet

MSgtEgress
April 2, 2013, 05:52 PM
150g LSWC
5.5g AA#5
CCI Small Pistol Primer

huntershooter
April 2, 2013, 05:54 PM
124 gr FMJ or Rem. H.P. with 6.5 grs. HS6/Fed. SRP/Win. or Starline brass.
This is a +P load shot thru a 1911.

hovercat
April 2, 2013, 06:25 PM
148gr JHP
3.2gr Red Dot
Ruger P-89

RustyFN
April 2, 2013, 06:42 PM
124 grain Zero FP or HP with 4.7 grains of WST.

Rodfac
April 2, 2013, 10:41 PM
(The load below is safe in my guns, but is a maximum load. Work up to it and remember that changes in seating depth in a case that small can make a big difference in pressure levels.)

Winchester 115 JHP,
Win Brass and Primer
Win 231 or HP38 4.8 gr for 1150 fps, chronographed in a Sig 226
Seated to 1.125" LOA

Best Regards, Rod

oldreloader
April 3, 2013, 12:44 AM
With MBC 125 gr IDP #5, SWC, and 9 Cone I use 5 gr AA# 5, 3.8 gr Bullseye or 4gr HP 38
With MBC 145 FP I use 4.8 gr AA# 5. 3.3 gr HP38,or 3 gr Bullseye

ArchAngelCD
April 3, 2013, 02:01 AM
I have two 9mm target loads:

124gr LRN bullet
Any name brand brass
CCI500 primer
4.0gr W231

124gr Zero FMJ bullet
Any name brand brass
CCI500 primer
4.4gr W231

When I load 124gr Rem JHP bullets for more serious work I use Longshot and I like Winchester and Federal brass...

dragon813gt
April 3, 2013, 10:14 AM
W231 under all weights except 147 grain.


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exbrit49
April 3, 2013, 09:42 PM
I use two loads
4.2gr WST with a hardcast 124 gr truncated cone
4.2g Red dot with a cast 125g LRN.
the LRN push right at 1100 fps with no leading and the WST is just a tad slower with the Truncated cone 124G.
Never had any FTF or jams with these and they are accurate and for me, comfortable to shoot

justsoIcanupvotethis
April 3, 2013, 10:19 PM
I am using Rainier 147 grain HP with 4.3 of Unique. Alliant says that is good for 954 fps when using Speer GDHP bullets. I don't know for sure what I am getting for speed but in an LC9 they are almost perfect POI to POA.

maxyedor
April 3, 2013, 11:03 PM
115grain Missouri LRN with 3.2gr of Clays, and these days Wolf primers as I happen to have several thousand, but I get the same results with CCI and Federal primers. Cheap, accurate, soft shooting, and while it's a little dirty, my XD9 has still run through 5k rounds and still hasn't gotten dirty enough to cause issues.

jaysouth
April 4, 2013, 12:42 AM
124 gr. Meistercast TC over 4.4 grs 231 with WSP. Shoots well in my Glocks, an STI Trojan and Beretta 92.

However, I have a BHP with a bore that slugs .359. The 124 meistercast is .356 and wobbles down the barrel leaving a lot of lead behind. I opened up a lee mold for .357 to .361, which shoots super accurate in that gun.

evan price
April 4, 2013, 02:55 AM
Lee 105-swc cast of water quenched range scrap bhn 8.5 sized .357 and tumble lubed in alox. Loaded over 4.8 grains alliant Promo powder in mixed headstamp range collected nickle brass with Wolf small pistol primers. Oal 1.025".

Xelera
April 4, 2013, 03:12 AM
115gr Win Jacketed (open base)
5.5gr Unique
Win brass trimmed to .750 max (I'll use .745-.750 and cull anything under).
CCI Small Pistol Magnum (yes, Magnum) Primer
COL 1.120

Xelera
April 4, 2013, 03:15 AM
Ruger P89

115gr Win Jacketed (open base)
5.5gr Unique
Win brass trimmed to .750 max (I'll use .745-.750 and cull anything under).
CCI Small Pistol Magnum (yes, Magnum) Primer
COL 1.120

evan price
April 4, 2013, 04:54 AM
Also-
124 gr cast, plated or fmj over 4.4 of Titegroup, range brass, wolf primer, oal 1.125".

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