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Quick charge question?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by zignal_zero, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero Member

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    hey, hope y'all can gimme a hand here. i've dusted off my equipment, after a long break and need some advice.

    i'm loading 9mm. i'm using a 125gr lead truncated cone. i have to use either Unique or Bullseye. i've used both of these powders, before, but it's been a long time and it was for .45 so...... what's a good charge, using one of those two powders, for the the 125gr lead bullet? they're for punchin paper, so while i would like to know min and max, i'm more interested in starting at the low end and workin my way up only if i need to for cycling or accuracy.

    thanks
     
  2. Clark

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    Bullseye 4.4 gr max
    Unique 5.8 gr max
    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/recipedetail.aspx?gtypeid=1&weight=124&shellid=23&bulletid=26

    You can tune your ammo to the recoil spring.
    Or you can tune your recoil spring to the ammo.

    If you want wimpy handloads, put in a wimpy spring and then tune the ammo to make the cases land on the ground 5' from you.

    This distance assures that the ammo is not too hot [the slide is slamming into the frame].
    This distance assures that the ammo is hot enough [ the extraction and ejection are adequate for operation and avoiding stove pipe jams]
     
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    I would also suggest you go to Hodgdons reloading site at www.hodgdon.com for suggested loading information. You really need to buy and read a good reloading manual like the Lyman or Speer.
     
  4. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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