9mm 1911 Reloading Report


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doc540
May 1, 2013, 05:07 PM
first 9mm reloads on the Rock Chucker

1978 Colt Combat Commander in 9mm
4.25"
Bar-Sto match barrel

25yds

Semi-rested
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Reloading/1ee35a7a-9811-4f88-a6ec-8c320ed91f1a_zpsd2f818a7.jpg

Control rounds:
Federal 115gr FMJ - Avg 1081fps

DC Ammo Match 147gr FMJ 1.125OAL Fed primers - Avg 945fps

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Reloading/95d5f382-b695-4fc4-bdc1-273c3c473e5e_zpscc02e9d1.jpg

Reloaded rounds:
RMR Bullets - 124gr plated round nose (semi-flat)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Reloading/b4f4a970-61d5-4aa7-ae39-32754ec3bf86_zps1000a8d5.jpg

Misc tumbled brass

Powder: Win231

Test loads: 4.1/4.4/4.7 Win231

OAL 1.10

4.1 = avg 992fps
4.4 = avg 1026fps
4.7 = avg 1066fps (most consistent)

Control target:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Reloading/5188371c-c472-459d-bce9-932fb419ec32_zpsc10ba332.jpg

Best accuracy:
124gr (125 is incorrect on the pic) - 4.7gr Win231
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Reloading/83c6e522-5cc0-41df-9ed9-df9716582976_zps3495795e.jpg

Next best accurate:
4.1gr Win231
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Reloading/0b8a2e51-8ec7-48d5-b5b9-b299cbf87848_zpsd064d8ca.jpg

Conclusion: this 9mm Combat Commander like 124gr Copper Round Nose over 4.7 Win231

...and this is a GREAT hobby!

YMMV :)

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Walkalong
May 1, 2013, 06:40 PM
Sweet pistol. Congrats on your reloads.

doc540
May 1, 2013, 06:52 PM
Thanks

I'm kind of working with what I've been able to find in these lean times.

But the good news is I have a decent load and enough components to continue to enjoy my hobby.:)

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