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9mm 1911 Reloading Report

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by doc540, May 1, 2013.

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  1. doc540

    doc540 Member

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    first 9mm reloads on the Rock Chucker

    1978 Colt Combat Commander in 9mm
    4.25"
    Bar-Sto match barrel

    25yds

    Semi-rested
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    Control rounds:
    Federal 115gr FMJ - Avg 1081fps

    DC Ammo Match 147gr FMJ 1.125OAL Fed primers - Avg 945fps

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    Reloaded rounds:
    RMR Bullets - 124gr plated round nose (semi-flat)
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    Misc tumbled brass

    Powder: Win231

    Test loads: 4.1/4.4/4.7 Win231

    OAL 1.10

    4.1 = avg 992fps
    4.4 = avg 1026fps
    4.7 = avg 1066fps (most consistent)

    Control target:
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    Best accuracy:
    124gr (125 is incorrect on the pic) - 4.7gr Win231
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    Next best accurate:
    4.1gr Win231
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    Conclusion: this 9mm Combat Commander like 124gr Copper Round Nose over 4.7 Win231

    ...and this is a GREAT hobby!

    YMMV :)
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Sweet pistol. Congrats on your reloads.
     
  3. doc540

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    Thanks

    I'm kind of working with what I've been able to find in these lean times.

    But the good news is I have a decent load and enough components to continue to enjoy my hobby.:)
     
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