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What is your regular 9mm target load?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SC_Dave, Apr 1, 2013.

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  1. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Member

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    115gr MG FMJ
    4.8 231
    1.135"

    Or

    147 MBC
    4.8 HS-6
    1.080
     
  2. rodregier

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    124 or 125g jacketed projectile
    Winchester Super Field Powder (WSF)
    Winchester-published load data.

    Preferred projectile is the 125g HAP for great accuracy.
     
  3. 2bfree

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    124 Xtreme plated RN
    4.4 HP 38
    OAL 1.135

    124 FMJ PD
    4.6 HP 38
    OAL 1.130
     
  4. PO2Hammer

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    147 grain Rainier plated FP
    4.0 grains SR 7625
    1.120" OAL
    930 fps

    This load has shot well for me over the years in a USP, CZ 75B and Glock 19.
     
  5. ASCTLC

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    124 gr Precision Delta FMJ
    4.8 gr Universal
    Any ole SPP but usually a Rem 1 1/2
    Only Winchester brass
    OAL 1.35

    Ejects about 4' where Winchester White Box 115 gr ejects about 10' and functions consistant, reliable, & accurate in every one of my pistols.

    Andy

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  6. johnandersonoutdoors

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    My current 9mm load:

    Montana Gold 115gr FMJ
    OAL is 1.135"
    CCI 500 primer
    Unique (based on manuals I have been experimenting between 5.0 grains and 5.8 grains)

    This load is actually confusing me. My manuals indicate about 5.6 grains up to 6.2 grains. The alliant website shows max of 6.3

    I have found that 5.6 and 5.8 grains feels a little snappy and since I was looking for target loads I have been slowly reducing the charge. I have created loads at 5.4 grains and 5.2 grains which also feel a little snappy, although less so. My newest load is 5.0 grains of Unique. I am starting to think I am going too low in the range.
     
  7. SC_Dave

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    It cycles fine in my G-19 but after reading your post and several others and looking at other data sources I am going to bump it to 4.4 with a 1.100 COAL and see how that works.
    David
     
  8. MarshallDodge

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    Precision Delta 124 FMJ or HP
    5.0 Winchester WSF
    Whatever small pistol primer I happen to have on hand.

    Runs good in my HK P30, P2000, and my wife's 9mm CCO 1911.
     
  9. Thompsoncustom

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    173gr Lead swc
    2.7gr AA#2
    OAL: 1.135

    My CZ 75b Loves this rounds but the glock can't hit anything with it
     
  10. JamieC

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    Right now I'm running 124gr Bayou Bullets, Power Pistol 5.3gr, 1.130", 1079fps
     
  11. ATLDave

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    124 gr JPH (Montana Gold), 4.0-4.2 gr. of ZIP, CCI or Win SPP. Cycles my M&P9 100%, but shoots and ejects so softly the brass sometimes lands on top of the gun. Fun to shoot fast!
     
  12. ldlfh7

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    124 rln MO bullet company
    4.3 gr bullseye
    federal match primer
    winchester brass
    Conveniently ejects casings right next to my feet
     
  13. MSgtEgress

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    150g LSWC
    5.5g AA#5
    CCI Small Pistol Primer
     
  14. huntershooter

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    124 gr FMJ or Rem. H.P. with 6.5 grs. HS6/Fed. SRP/Win. or Starline brass.
    This is a +P load shot thru a 1911.
     
  15. hovercat

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    148gr JHP
    3.2gr Red Dot
    Ruger P-89
     
  16. RustyFN

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    124 grain Zero FP or HP with 4.7 grains of WST.
     
  17. Rodfac

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    (The load below is safe in my guns, but is a maximum load. Work up to it and remember that changes in seating depth in a case that small can make a big difference in pressure levels.)

    Winchester 115 JHP,
    Win Brass and Primer
    Win 231 or HP38 4.8 gr for 1150 fps, chronographed in a Sig 226
    Seated to 1.125" LOA

    Best Regards, Rod
     
  18. oldreloader

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    With MBC 125 gr IDP #5, SWC, and 9 Cone I use 5 gr AA# 5, 3.8 gr Bullseye or 4gr HP 38
    With MBC 145 FP I use 4.8 gr AA# 5. 3.3 gr HP38,or 3 gr Bullseye
     
  19. ArchAngelCD

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    I have two 9mm target loads:

    124gr LRN bullet
    Any name brand brass
    CCI500 primer
    4.0gr W231

    124gr Zero FMJ bullet
    Any name brand brass
    CCI500 primer
    4.4gr W231

    When I load 124gr Rem JHP bullets for more serious work I use Longshot and I like Winchester and Federal brass...
     
  20. dragon813gt

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    W231 under all weights except 147 grain.


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  21. exbrit49

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    target loads

    I use two loads
    4.2gr WST with a hardcast 124 gr truncated cone
    4.2g Red dot with a cast 125g LRN.
    the LRN push right at 1100 fps with no leading and the WST is just a tad slower with the Truncated cone 124G.
    Never had any FTF or jams with these and they are accurate and for me, comfortable to shoot
     
  22. justsoIcanupvotethis

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    I am using Rainier 147 grain HP with 4.3 of Unique. Alliant says that is good for 954 fps when using Speer GDHP bullets. I don't know for sure what I am getting for speed but in an LC9 they are almost perfect POI to POA.
     
  23. maxyedor

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    115grain Missouri LRN with 3.2gr of Clays, and these days Wolf primers as I happen to have several thousand, but I get the same results with CCI and Federal primers. Cheap, accurate, soft shooting, and while it's a little dirty, my XD9 has still run through 5k rounds and still hasn't gotten dirty enough to cause issues.
     
  24. jaysouth

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    124 gr. Meistercast TC over 4.4 grs 231 with WSP. Shoots well in my Glocks, an STI Trojan and Beretta 92.

    However, I have a BHP with a bore that slugs .359. The 124 meistercast is .356 and wobbles down the barrel leaving a lot of lead behind. I opened up a lee mold for .357 to .361, which shoots super accurate in that gun.
     
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    Lee 105-swc cast of water quenched range scrap bhn 8.5 sized .357 and tumble lubed in alox. Loaded over 4.8 grains alliant Promo powder in mixed headstamp range collected nickle brass with Wolf small pistol primers. Oal 1.025".
     
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