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147 grain winchester JHP

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Sigma9mm, Sep 21, 2011.

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  1. Sigma9mm

    Sigma9mm Member

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    folks,

    I'm fairly new to reloading and have a question, I'm wanting to load 9mm, 147 g JHP in some military brass with winchester primers. Has anyone every used HP-38 powder to reload 147 grain JHP in 9mm if so how many grains ? I'm having trouble finding the exact data to use hp-38.
     
  2. gamestalker

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    No HP38 data for a 147 gr. JHP in any of my books. It's too fast of burning for use with that heavy of bullet.
     
  3. bds

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    HP-38 is same powder as W231. Maybe this will help.

    Lyman #49 page 341.

    147 gr Speer TMJ .355" OAL 1.115" W231 Start 3.5 gr 855 fps (23,000 CUP) - Max 4.1 gr 957 (27,500 CUP).



    So why would Hodgdon publish load data for Titegroup which is faster burning than W231/HP-38?
     
  4. 1SOW

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    Sigma9mm,
    The Lyman data given above shows an oal for a TMJ bullet, your JHP bullet will be a little shorter probably. Start LOW and work up.
     
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