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124gr & 147gr Speer GD Load Data Request

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by KegCommando, Jan 18, 2009.

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  1. KegCommando

    KegCommando Member

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    Powders on Hand:

    W-231
    Universal
    HS-6

    Wouldn't mind info for the following either since I plan on picking up a pound of each to try when they are back in stock locally:

    Unique
    WSF

    I'd prefer the W-231 since I have several pounds of that.
     
  2. 45ACPUSER

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    Why not consult the Hodgdon web site?
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Speer #13 manual:
    124 GD
    231 = 4.0 - 4.5
    Uni = 4.5 - 5.0
    HS-6 = 6.0 - 6.7
    Unique = 5.2 - 5.8

    147 G-D:
    HS-6 = 5.0 - 5.6
    Unique = 3.8 - 4.3

    A leaflet from a box of 147 G-D says:
    HS-6 = 5.1 - 5.7
    Unique = 4.0 - 4.5

    The other powders are too fast for a 147.

    WSF is not listed for either.

    rc
     
  4. KegCommando

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    Thanks RC,

    Geez, I can't read the forum posts fast enough. I have no idea how you read them and answer them as quick as you do!
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    We get the internet signal here in Kansas several minutes ahead of the rest of the world. :D

    rc
     
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    Did Al Gore fix that up for you special? :D
     
  7. KegCommando

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    Missed that line the first time I read it.

    I assume it was one of those lawyer liability things, but do you know when Speer stopped including those leaflets? I pulled out an unopened box of their 115gr GD that have been sitting in my garage for about 10 years just in case and it didn't contain one. :(

    Ah, so I gotta move if I want first crack of reloading components when they get back in stock!
     
  8. rcmodel

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    No, I don't know. A buddy gave me a box of 124's and a box of 147's last year.

    The 147's had a leaflet and the 124 didn't.

    But I don't know how old the bullets were when he got them.

    The Speer #13 manual has 147 data that is slightly lower then the leaflet, so I might guess they came along before the #13 manual in 1998? But I really don't know.

    rc
     
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    So Kansas gets the information super highway, while the rest of us get the information dirt road !!
     
  10. huntershooter

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    I've used 6.5-6.7 gr. HS-6 with the 124 gr. GD for years.
    Shoots well from my P-35's and 1911 (9mm).
     
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    I like W231, HS-6 and Longshot when loading for the 9mm. Since you already have 2 of those powders you're all set up IMO. W231 is very good for light to medium rounds and HS-6 will pack a little more punch, especially when loading the heavier 147gr bullet.
     
  12. KegCommando

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    Arch,

    Got a recommended load for the W-231?

    Thx
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    I usually don't load a quality bullet in the 9mm because the reloads are used for practice. With a 124/125gr FMJ bullet I load 4.6gr W231 which is a good plinker but not really a SD load. HS-6 would make a much better SD load IMO. If you're shooting those rounds in a small gun I usually drop the charge to 4.4gr W231.

    BTW, with a 125gr LRN .356" bullet I charge 4.0gr W231 for a practice round.
     
  14. Walkalong

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    Yep. HS-6, AA #5, N330, N340.

    W-231 is great for lead or plated practice loads, but a bit slower powder is better for jacketed bullets pushed hard.
     
  15. KegCommando

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    Thank you gentlemen
     
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