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Glow Ammo and titegroup and help with load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by marcodo, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. marcodo

    marcodo Well-Known Member

    I bought a box of Glow ammo stickers just for fun. They suggest a fast burning powder such as titegroup.

    I have Berry's 9mm 124 FPHB that I loaded with 4.1g of titegroup to 1.100.

    I think I may have read the manual wrong. This is very close (if not over) the recommended load.

    Do I need to pull them or Should I be ok?
  2. Josh45

    Josh45 Well-Known Member

    If you never worked up this load, And you THINK you made an error, PULL THEM AND RESTART.

    It isn't worth getting your hands and fingers plus your face all messed up. I don't know how many rounds you made but I would err on the side of caution and pull them and go over it again.
  3. Spammy_H

    Spammy_H Well-Known Member

    I believe that Berry's says to load to the middle of the range for jacketed bullets of the same weight and caliber. Here's Hodgdon's load data for a 125 grain jacketed bullet:

    125 GR. SIE FMJ Hodgdon Titegroup .355" 1.090" 4.1 1069 27,300 CUP 4.4 1136 30,600 CUP

    4.1 - 4.4 grains. You're probably ok, but double check your work, and check a few more sources to be sure.
  4. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    I load that bullet with titegroup 4.4 grains. Oal 1.125" no problem.
  5. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Well-Known Member

    Your ok, I have been using Berry's FPHB bullet for 4 years now at anything between 4.0 gr of Titegroup to 4.5 gr of Titegroup.
    never had a problem with them at over max load let along at the Minumim. I have shot Berry's exclusively at mid to uppper range jacketed data for all this time in 9mm and .357 mag and have never had a single issue.

    I don't think your 4.1gr of Titegroup will cause you any trouble of any kind.

    What you listed as your load is my favorite 9mm load and I am on my 7th 1k box of these bullets.

    I have to load for my Keltec PF9 at 4.3 gr of Titegroup at 1.075 because of Keltecs short chamber, or it won't cycle the action consistently. I won't go any hotter with that powder, that's about my limit. I would go to Universal or Power Pistol if I need any hotter than that, especially seated at that depth.
  6. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm ... won't the sticker be blasted into the hollow base? I thought the Glow stickers were supposed to be used on flat base bullets ... ;)

    Curious what would happen ... keep us posted.
  7. marcodo

    marcodo Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys.

    I only loaded about 25 of the berry bullets. I thought about the hollow back issue as I was placing the sticker on it. I suspect it will be blasted into the hollow base...but that might be ok as long as it stays attached to the bullet...sounds like a neat experiment to me!!

    I also loaded some fmj's as well.

    I'll let you know.

    Perhaps I can try to get some video
  8. marcodo

    marcodo Well-Known Member


    No issues with the titegroup load. Worked great.

    The Glow ammo was neat and worked as expected with the FMJ. Not sure it was worth $50 (in fact I am sure it wasn't)

    As expected the sticker flew right off the hollow back bullets.

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