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9mm 147gr Gold Dots

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by taylor, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Anybody reload these? how high velocity is needed to expand? any recipes?
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    These are the loads I use but it somewhat depends on the pistol you are using them in for expansion purposes.

    5.7gr Blue Dot
    4.0gr Unique
     
  3. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Deadeye. I'm shooting them in a Hi Power, what velocity do you think I need to get for expansion?
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    900fps would be adequate as these are a soft alloy, both loads I mentioned should achieve that.
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    According to some data I ran across a few years ago the GDHP's perform best in the area of 1150-1200 fps. My load of 6.2 gr VV 3N37 fits that range perfectly.