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Berry plated 115 gr 9mm w/ H. Universal

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TStorm, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. TStorm

    TStorm New Member

    Dec 31, 2006
    Upstate, SC
    Anyone used this combination before? What recipe have you used?

    Hodgdon states 115 FMJ @ 5.0 gr on the can and loading table for Universal.

    Speer shows 115 FMJ @ 4.7-5.3 gr w/ H. Universal.

    This was my very first run. Given these are plated and the info above, I started w/ a few @ 4.7gr and they felt a little hot after running a magazine with GA Arms 115gr. I know comparing feel is not very accurate, and comparing factory reloads to mine adds another variable.

    I backed down to 4.3 gr and cranked out 100 this afternoon. I may run through some @ local IDPA tomorrow. May have opportunity to borrow a chrono afterwards.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. D. Manley

    D. Manley Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    Southern US
    From my notes FWIW, 4.5 to 5.0 grains shot well for me with 115 grain jacketed. Your velocity should be a bit higher on the plated rounds so I'd think 4.3/4.8 should do very well and shoot nicely. Bench them for accuracy, find the load that both groups well and has a "feel" you like...then, enjoy your success.

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