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Old October 18, 2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hornady XTP 124g 9mm HP

Anyone shooting these through there 9mm? I ran a few boxes through my Shield and CZ's. Ran great and grouped well. Thought I might pick up a box or two and reload some for my 9's.

If shooting these, what are your recipes? Only powder I have on hand right now is some 231.
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Old October 18, 2014, 10:50 PM   #2
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I load those 124's, but I run them with 5.8 grs. Longshot. Fantastic load, pressures are very manageable, and velocity is about as good as it gets.

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Old October 18, 2014, 11:00 PM   #3
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I usually load W231, HS-6 or Longshot in the 9mm and most times a 124/125gr bullet.

With a 124gr Hornady XTP bullet and W231 the charge weight is between 4.6gr and 4.9gr W231 depending upon which gun I'm shooting. The accuracy is good but the velocity will be lower than with HS-6 and Longshot. HS-6 gives me the best accuracy and Longshot give slightly higher velocities than HS-6. I like W231 because the felt recoil isn't as snappy and it works well with lead bullets too.
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Old October 19, 2014, 02:29 AM   #4
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Ya, I love HS6 also, in fact just as much as LS. But lately I've found myself using more Longshot for some reason? I have plenty of both, it's a mystery.

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Old October 19, 2014, 06:24 AM   #5
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I use 5.5gr of longshot with an OAL of 1.125. The OAL will depend on the barrel of you 9mm.


The OAL from Hornady's data is 1.060 for the 124gr XTP.
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Old October 19, 2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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another vote for hs-6 if you want top velocity (don't have any experience with longshot, but have heard nothing but good things about it). my oal is 1.100" for that bullet.

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Old October 19, 2014, 03:19 PM   #7
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What is hs-6?
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Old October 19, 2014, 03:45 PM   #8
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What is HS6, it's a very good full pressure / velocity powder made by Hodgdon. It's a lot easier to work with than corn flake Longshot for those that use powder measures, but since I just use a scale, it really doesn't make a difference to me. It really does function well for full velocity jacketed SD loads.

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Old October 19, 2014, 08:00 PM   #9
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Maybe I need to look for some HS6 or something similar.
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Old October 19, 2014, 08:06 PM   #10
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I use WSF for my XTP and all 9mm loads. It will allow you to get into the +P if you need to.
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Old October 19, 2014, 09:35 PM   #11
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I use Unique with my XTP 124s. Works fine for me.
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Old October 19, 2014, 10:56 PM   #12
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8.0 gr of blue dot and a cci 550 works very well for me with a 124 xtp.

HP-38 is ok too, can't remember the load off the top of my head, somewhere right under 5 gr.
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Old October 19, 2014, 11:30 PM   #13
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I use 124gr XTP's for my more potent 9mm rounds. My CZ75 likes a heavy dose of PowerPistol pushing them into +P velocities. Provides very good accuracy.

The CZ is my newest 9mm. I had to adjust the load from what I was using previuosly for this gun. XTP's need to be seated deep to fit the chamber properly.
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Old Yesterday, 01:58 AM   #14
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I load my 124 XTPs (and/or 124 GDs) with VV n340 to Hornady/Speer listed standard pressure speeds.
Powder is just slightly compressed and gets 1150-60 fps in a Sig 239 3.6" bbl.
Out of a CZ 4.62" bbl they get just over 1200 FPS.

These shoot smoothly and to POA with fast follow-up shots done easily. No muzzle flash and cool burning powder.
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What is hs-6?
Like many of our pistol powders HS-6 was originally a shotgun powder as was HS-5 and HS-7 which are now discontinued. In shotguns HS-6 is used for heavy field loads and Buckshot loads.

HS-6 = Hodgdon shotgun #6 and is also identical to Winchester W540.

I use HS-6 for the .38 Special +P, medium to medium heavy .357 Magnum loads (especially with lead bullets), the 9mm and the 45 Colt.

It's my opinion HS-6 works a lot better when set off with a magnum primer and when it's loaded up near the upper pressure limits.

HS-5 was a great Trap shotshell powder and great in the .38 Special and 45 ACP. HS-7(W571) was probably the best powder for the 10mm/40 S&W ever made.
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Old Yesterday, 03:56 PM   #16
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I use the Hornady 124 gr XTP in my 357 SIG ... good shooting bullet that is shaped correct for the SIG... I load with HS6, Longshot, AA#9, 800X ....
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