1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Eureka! (I found my G19 load, thank you THR)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GLOOB, Dec 6, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. GLOOB

    GLOOB Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    I've been reloading for a month, now, and today I found an accurate load for my Glock 19! Woohoo!

    I had good success with a magful of a new load last week, so I got busy with my bullet puller, dismantling my previous "successes." I was pretty happy when my first batch simply cycled and shot and made too many! So using pulled components, I made up 100 more of these:

    124 gr plated HP
    4.5 gr W231
    OAL ~1.092"

    At 30 feet, I was making tight clusters with 3-4 out of a 5 shot group, with the fliers not more than a few inches away.

    I also made up 50 of these:

    124 gr plated FP
    4.7 gr W231
    OAL ~1.137"

    These shot as well or maybe better. I put the target back to 45 feet for a couple groups. The first one had 4 shots touching and then 1 shot 3-4 inches to the right. The second one was also about a 4 inch group, with 3 shots that could fit under a half dollar, and 2 shots to the right. There seemed to be a little bit of horizontal stringing that was responsible for the vast majority of the group sizes. Since I did all shooting unsupported, I'd like to think I can chalk most of that up to grip and trigger control.

    Many members posted a pet load using 4.3-4.7 grains of W231 under a 124 grain bullet, so I wouldn't know who specifically to thank for the starting point. I guess I'm just the latest one of many to try and like this load! :)
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page