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Found Great 9mm Load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jwrowland77, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Member

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    Found a great 9mm load for my Walther PPS. Did a workup with WIN Autocomp and the first load I shot out of it which was 4.8 grains, out of 8 shots (mag capacity) 7 were in the X and 8th one was a half inch above. Was shooting 115gr's. I know its on the low side, but it beat the pants off the rest of the workup. There wasn't even an X left in the middle of target.
     
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    Sorry just super excited. This is the best pistol load I have come up with since I started loading almost a year ago. Better than my Unique and Titegroup loads.
     
  3. hueyville

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    Perfect and consistent placement of a light load beats the pants off spraying a max load all over creation. If worst case scenario happened and put two of your new pets loads right in the bad guys x-ring it would surely ruin his entire week. Congratulations on finding a magic combination for your pistol. Load confidence is more important than a few extra ft/lbs of energy. The real bonus will be at the range with your non-reloading buddies. They will wonder how you are shooting rings around them. It's your option to let them think your just a better shooter than them, tell them the nuances of handloading or both. I am excited for you. My friends and I call each other all the time when one of us finds one of those special combonations that turn an average gun into a virtual match gun. I may just put your info in my "loads to try" file. Mind posting bullet brand/type, powder charge and primer used?
     
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    Looks like you found the perfect load for your pistol.
     
  5. jwrowland77

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    Win Case trimmed .750
    CCI 500
    Win FMJ RN
    OAL 1.149
    WIN Autocomp 4.8

    Out of a Walther PPS
     
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    Now I have an excuse to go buy a couple of pounds of a powder that have not tried. Funny thing is during inventory as remodeling gun room have over 100 pounds of powder in around 35 types. Unless.someone gives me the inside scoop on some load with a powder I do not already own, I tend to not increase my inventory variety as it is a bit broader than most. Might end up becoming one of my "go to" powders and without a direct recommendation may have never tried. Then again it may not like a single pistol I own and will have to send it to you so as to save storage space. Don't count those chickens yet cause it will probably shoot in something of mine.....
     
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    Best of luck to you. I liked it. It was a bit dirty, but to me it doesn't matter since it shot great.
     
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