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Berry's plated 9mm

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JoelSteinbach, Sep 15, 2011.

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  1. JoelSteinbach

    JoelSteinbach Member

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    Looking for a good load fo Berry;s 9mm 124gr hollow base flat point, to use for plinking. also need to know oal for the round.
     
  2. glenns

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    Any particular kind of powder?
     
  3. REL1203

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    I dont use the hollow base, but the normal RN 124g Berry with 4.2-4.5g of Universal and its deadly accurate, i think i finally settled on 4.4
     
  4. Walkalong

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    HBRN - .355 / .616

    Diameter and length of Berrys 124 Gr HBRN

    I loaded it at 1.040 to 1.045.
     
  5. JoelSteinbach

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    Berry's Flat point is .355, I use AA#5, TitrGroup, Power Pistol
     
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    Here are my Berry 124gr plinking loads that have performed best for me on paper in my Ruger SR9. The usual cautions and warnings apply to loads provided by strangers.

    124 RN @ 1.14" with 4.5 grains W231
    124 HBRN (not your flat point) @ 1.14" with 4.0 grains Bullseye and 4.6 grains W231.

    3.9 grains of Titegroup should work as well, same COL as noted.
     
  7. Berry's MFG

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    The FP's have to be seated a bit deeper than the RN's, I use 1.060"
     
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    Ooops, didn't catch that. :banghead:

    Yes, as others posted, FP bullets would be loaded shorter than RN.
     
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    disregard.
     
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    What bds was saying +1

    The Berry 124HBRN is almost the perfect 9mm bullet :)D).
    It can be loaded out to saami max in most pistols and is very accurate. The base is also bevelled to make seating very easy, even with almost no belling.
     
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    The sharp shoulders on the FP are going to restrict the OAL in some pistols, especially eastern European guns. If you have a CZ or XD, then follow Jay's advice. His 1.060" should work in any 9x19 pistol.
     
  13. Walkalong

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    Me either. I have shot the 124 FP, the 124 HBFP, and the 124 HBRN. For general shooting I much prefer the HBRN to either FP, although the FP's did do well in a couple of applications. The HBRN has proven at least as accurate, and feeds in anything.
     
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    Agreed on the 1.060 OAL for the FP. My Glocks run down to 1.020 but the CZ doesn't like that. I run 4.4-4.5gr of Unique.
     
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    Not HB but I've loaded over a thousand of the 124 FP over 4.1 grains of Red Dot. OAL of 1.070-shoots good in every 9 I've tried them in.
     
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    The only powder I have use out of those three is Titegroup. With a Berry's 124 grain FP I use 4.2 grains of TG with a OAL of 1.035. I had to go that short to get them to chamber in my CZ. The 4,2 grains of TG is a nice load.
     
  17. JoelSteinbach

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    Thanks Rusty, I will try that load, I too have a CZ, as well as now 2 clones, I'll let you know how it works out
     
  18. GLOOB

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    Try the flat points. Berry's HP don't expand. They look weird. And if you tumble your ammo, they'll clog with media.
     
  19. l3uster

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    124gr flat points, I loaded mine with 3.8gr of TiteGroup at 1.1" OAL. Shot just right for me
     
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