It's quick enough to work decent if you can get enough powder in the case. It is similar in burn rate to AA #9, but bulkier.
I would have to study some data and take a guess as to a start charge, and it would be something for me to try, not to recommend, not knowing what it would do.
Good luck finding data.
June 11, 2013, 06:11 PM
I would give it a "shot." I have used N105 with 147 Grn bullets. I seemed to have a little bit of unburnt/partially burnt powder when using an open bolt/blow back carbine. So, I would advise using magnum primers.
June 11, 2013, 09:27 PM
Thanks, I do see loads for 130 and 147 gr. Should I increase load size for lighter bullet? The 130 gr shows min load of 7 gr and max at 7.4 gr. Would it be OK to start with 7.4 with a 115 gr bullet?
June 12, 2013, 07:28 AM
Based on that data, I would be inclined to try 7.2, but I am guessing, and OAL makes a big difference as well.
Be patient and I will try N105 in 9MM with 115 and 125 Gr bullets this weekend and report back. My guess is there will be incomplete burn. Be interesting to try.
June 12, 2013, 06:37 PM
I loaded up three each of Ranier 115 Gr RN & Berrys 124 Gr HBRN-TP bullets @ 1.130 and 1.150 OALs. The 124 Gr did not want to go any shorter due the powder compression.