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IDPA Loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by reppondj, Feb 21, 2008.

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  1. reppondj

    reppondj Member

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    Hey guys - not sure if this should have went here or in competition shooting but since it deals with reloading here it is.

    I am looking for a starting point (trying to save time, powder and primers) for both 9mm and 45 ACP loads that will make the PF in IDPA. Just seein if anyone has any favorite loads they would like to share. Pistols will be a Beretta 92FS and Ruger P345.
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Do you have some reasonably suitable pistol powder on hand?
    No sense in listing loads that would require you to rush out and buy Brand X if you have some Brand Y that will serve as well.
     
  3. reppondj

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    I keep Unique, Titegroup and Bullseye on hand but if there is another that works better I am all for keeping a little around. Just now getting into IDPA so whatever load combination I come up with will be my primary reloading effort for both pistols.
     
  4. Eric F

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    I wish I could help but I shoot 38 super. My Idea is go for minimum power factor + 50 fps just for a sefety margin.
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    I haven't done anything with Bull or Unique in years. I went through a can of Titegroup and can say:

    .45ACP in 5" Gov't Models

    230 gr Magtech FMJ + 4.4 gr TG = 749 fps PF 172
    230 gr Star..... FMJ + 4.4 gr TG = 775 fps PF 178*
    230 gr LRN......... + 4.1 gr TG = 744 fps PF 171

    200 gr SWC.......... + 4.8 gr TG = 853 fps PF 170

    *Note the effect of a different bullet of a little different diameter and seating depth. Also a different primer.

    9mm P in 4.5" barrel

    115 gr R-P JHP + 4.7 gr TG = 1215 fps PF 139
    145 gr Val. LRN + 3.5 gr TG = 971 fps PF 140
    147 gr Precision + 3.5 gr TG = 956 fps PF 140

    This was the only series I shot with TG in 9mm. I'd reduce the loads a little to get the Power Factor down to about 131.
     
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    my favorite titegroup load is
    4.4 gr titegroup and a bear creek 200gr simiwadcutter molly coated. It is the best shooting and most accurate load I have tried in a kimber custom and a wilson cqb.
     
  7. jmorris

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    IDPA loads

    .45 ACP
    3.7g Clays
    230g Precision
    OAL 1.230"
    Winchester large pistol
    Velocity 735fps

    9mm
    3.1g VihtaVuori 310
    147g Berry's
    OAL 1.160"
    Winchester small pistol
    Velocity 890fps

    .357 using 38spl brass
    Note: only shoot this load from a .357; this load is well beyond Alliant?s 38+p load
    4.4g Bullseye
    158g Berry's
    OAL 1.525"
    Winchester small pistol
    Velocity 820fps

    USPSA loads

    .40 S&W
    4.5g TiteGroup
    180g Berry's
    OAL 1.180"
    Winchester small pistol
    Velocity 935fps

    9mm Major
    10.0g HS7 (start at about 8.5g move up in .1g to be safe)
    115g Winchester JHP
    OAL 1.110"
    Winchester small rifle
    Velocity 1475fps
     
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