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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by David4516, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. David4516

    David4516 Member

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    For 9mm Makarov? I've already got a pretty good one (95 gr bullets, 4.1 gr bullseye, 1025 FPS), but I'm wondering if I can do better. Does anyone have any loads that they found worked well in this caliber? How about .380 ACP? I can use .380 ACP loads in the Mak, so if you've got any good, hot .380 loads, please share...

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    I don't mean to say I shoot .380s out of my 9mm Mak pistol. I mean I can use the same powder charge in my 9mm Makarovs as I can with a .380 ACP. Also, if anyone wants to use the load I posted, please be careful, it is a max load...
     
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    My standard 380 auto load is ingrained in the brain. This is less then book max for seirra manuals, but more then other manuals.
    90 grn JHP (usually seirra) 4.0 grns of Unique, .984 COL, cci500 primers, starline brass, light crimp.

    Works extremely well and I found that going to 4.2 grns (seirra's max) is a bit to rough for my liking on my guns.
     
  3. David4516

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    "4.0 grns of Unique"

    That sounds similar to a load my Dad uses with 102 gr Remington Gold Sabers, he recomened I try it with my 95 gr Mak loads. I think I'll give it a try, sounds like Unique is a good powder for this caliber. Thanks for the info :)

    Anyone have any other loads they'd recomend?
     
  4. David4516

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    Okay,

    I've loaded up a few rounds with 95 gr JHPs and 4.0, 4.2, and 4.4 gr of Unique. I'll test them out and post my results here as soon as I get a chorngraph. A friend of mine shot my old one :(

    I also loaded up a batch with AA#5...
     
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