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9mm 124 gr. RN Bulleye powder loads

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  1. RussellC

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    Usually I use Bullseye for .45, but thought I would try 9mm. I can find data for 115 grain RN, Hornady XTP, 124 grain Nosler HP, and a few others, but no 124 grain plated or jacketed RN. Have measured the Nosler HP and compared lengths to various plated and FMJ RN bullets I have on hand to "extrapolate" a start load. 4 grains at 1.145-1.150 for a starter...But would like any tried and true loads.

    With this in mind, anyone have any fav 124 Gr. RN plated or jacketed loads with the Bullseye? I dont need barn burners, but even if you have that type, I can reduce the charge a little I guess. The alliant site only shows Speer GDHP in 115 and 124. Anyone got a good 124 gr. RN 9mm recipe with Bullseye?

    Much appreciated if so!

    Russellc
     
  2. noylj

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    Plated loads are usually lead loads. XTP uses jacketed loads. You can always use data for the next heavier bullet. I have never had any problems using lead start loads for jacketed.
    I always start with the lowest start load I can find and work up.

    Bullet Weight Powder Weight Velocity Note P.F. COL
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 3.2 900 Start 113
    JSP 125 Bullseye 3.3 835 Start 104
    JSP 125 Bullseye 3.3 876 110 1.120
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.3 900 Start 112
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.3 900 112 1.040
    Nosler JHP 124 Bullseye 3.4 859 Start 107 1.120
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.5 880 109
    Hdy FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.5 880 109
    Sie J-all 125 Bullseye 3.5 900 Start 115 1.075-1.135
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.5 910 113
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.5 950 118 1.040
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.5 950 118 1.090
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 3.5 950 119 1.090
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.7 968 120 1.154
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.7 1000 124 1.090
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 3.7 1000 125 1.090
    JSP 125 Bullseye 3.8 942 Start 118
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.8 1000 124 1.040
    J-all 120 Bullseye 3.8 0
    Nosler JHP 124 Bullseye 3.9 953 Acc 118 1.120
    Spr SP, GD-HP, TMJ 124 Bullseye 3.9 966 Start 120 1.120-1.135
    JHP 125 Bullseye 3.9 979 Start 122 1.075
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 3.9 1050 130 1.090
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 3.9 1050 131 1.090
    Spr SP 125 Bullseye 4.0 1000 Start 125
    Zero FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.0 1066 Acc 132
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.1 1025 127 1.150
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.1 1050 130 1.040
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 4.1 1100 138 1.090
    JSP 125 Bullseye 4.2 1058 Start 132
    Nosler JHP 124 Bullseye 4.4 1046 Max 130 1.120
    Sie J-all 125 Bullseye 4.4 1050 Max 134 1.075-1.135
    Spr SP, GD-HP, TMJ 124 Bullseye 4.4 1059 Max 131 1.120-1.135
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.4 1075 133 1.150
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.4 1100 Max 136
    FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.4 1100 136 1.040
    Sie JHP 125 Bullseye 4.4 1101 138
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 4.4 Start 0
    JHP 125 Bullseye 4.5 1073 Max 134 1.075
    FMC 124 Bullseye 4.5 1075 Max 133
    Spr SP 125 Bullseye 4.5 1088 136
    Spr JSP 125 Bullseye 4.5 1101 138
    Hdy FMJ 124 Bullseye 4.5 1120 Max 139
    Hdy FMJ-FP 124 Bullseye 4.5 1120 139 1.120
    JSP 125 Bullseye 4.5 1125 Max 141
    Hdy FMJ-FP 124 Bullseye 4.5 1152 143
    FMJ 125 Bullseye 4.5 1200 Max 150
    JSP 125 Bullseye 4.6 1091 Max 136
     
  3. Dudedog
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    I like 3.7 grs for a MBC 125gr 9mm lead cone.
    I have also used 4.0 grs but 3.7 seemed to shoot better for me.
    Lyman lists 3.8 to 4.2 with a 120 gr lead bullet, 3.4 to 4.2 with a different 120 gr lead bullet and 3.9 to 4.5 with a 125 JHP.

    I you are using plated 124(5s) I would try 3.7 and 4.0 and see what works best for you.

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    Sorry left off OAL for MBC cone load. 1.09
     
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    I like 4.3 Bullseye with 124 round nose lead bullets. OAL is 1.116". I get 1121 fps avg. Good analog for most factory 124 grainers. Shoots straight too.
     
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    I am using 4.0 gr.of Bullseye with a 124 gr. Frontier plated bullet. 3.5 gr. was not 100% reliable with all my 9 mm pistols so I bumped it up to 4.0. Shoots great in my Springfield RO for USPSA and Steel Challenge.
     
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    I liked 3.7 under 135s and 4.0 under 124s.
     
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    I use 4.1 on plated xtreme 124 RN. COAL is 1.135 and unload with a Glock 19
     
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  8. RussellC

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    Nix4me and 1Kperday, what OAL are you guys using with your loads?

    Thanks everybody, this ought to get me started....

    Russellc
     
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    4.0 gr of Bullseye behind xtreme 124 gr CPRN @ 1.12"........
     
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    I use 4.0gr under a Berrys RNHB 124gr @ 1.135"
     
  11. natgas

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    I use 4.0 gr. BE on a 124gr, plated RN
     
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    I have worked up loads for Xtreme 124gr CPRN and CPHP's from 4.0gr to 4.4gr Bullseye. So far I have settled on the 4.2gr load with a COL of 1.145" for the CPRN, and 1.091" for the CPHP.
     
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    I pretty much run all my plateds to 1.145-1.15".

    You should find the right OAL for your gun, though. Do the plunk test, feeding tests, etc. before loading a bunch.
     
  14. RussellC

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    As to plunk test it is a Glock 17, it will plunk test rounds so long they would never go in a magazine! even my S&W shield will plunk 1.165 just fine, but some length certain loads are more accurate 1.120 with 5.4 of BE-86 is one of my most accurate 9mm loads ever, (with 124 RN) while 5.1-5.4 grains Unique seem to like 1.150-1.160 better, in the 17 anyway.

    Russellc
     
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    4.2gr xtreme 124gr plated RN, COAL @ 1.135. anything lower that that won't cycle the slide of my m92fs.
     
  16. RussellC

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    Thanks for the recommendations folks, I loaded up a few of your suggestions and will be trying them tomorrow.

    Thanks everybody!

    Russellc
     
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