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Favorite 9 load

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by reloadem, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    Reloaders,

    What is your favorite 124gr hp 9mm load? I need to build a load for the wife's gun and I already have the 124 gr bullets. This will be a training round for her P2000.
     
  2. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    Do you have powder on hand or are you open to looking for powder.
     
  3. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    I have Bullseye, Unique, 2400, AA #5, HP38, Zip, Silhouette, and True Blue. Primers too. Now that you all know what I have. Do you have a favorite load for any of those powders?
     
  4. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Well now that you mentioned powder! I really like 4.5 grains of HP38 under a 124gr bullet. I was loading fmj so don't think my oal of 1.11 would work for a HP.

    Steven
     
  5. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  6. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    Thanks Andy, that site is great

    I have power pistol too

    Steven, have you ever chrono'd that load?
     
  7. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Crono'd load above. Ya I was getting just under 1000 fps. I did not take notes so cant give exact figures. It was out of my sig226 and cycled the gun well. It was light on recoil and would probally still be using that load if I did not switch to 115 montana gold bullets.

    It was pretty much a bottom of the load range load. Besides my manuals I use this site a lot.

    http://www.hodgdon.com/
    Check it out. It covers Hodgdon,Winchester,and IMR powders I believe.

    Steven
     
  8. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    I do check Hodgdon, thanks.

    How are you liking the Montana Gold? That is what I just started using in the 124hp for the 9, and I have 185hp in 45acp.
     
  9. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Well on the montana golds I think I am on my third case of them so far. So about 9000 Between me and a couple of buddies) down range so far and I absolutly love them! I shoot the complete metal jackets just to make my little kids not so dumb like thier papa.

    Can't give them a big enough thumbs up. Work great in my PF-9,Sig226,PC9(carbine) My buddies Glock19,XD9,Springfield1911,and MarlinCamp9.

    Steven
     
  10. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    huh:confused:
     
  11. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    The thinking goes like this. When the powder ignites a small amount of the exposed lead at the base of the bullet would get vaporized and settle on my clothes. I come home to a 3 and 5 year old they hug me before I get a chance to shower and change. They pick thier nose and eat it transfering lead into thier digestive track. So i buy complete metal jacket which as a copper base(think it is copper) so slightly less lead in theory is deposited on my clothes. At the young ages of 3 and 5 the lead can if significant can lead to decreased mental function. At older ages not so much. So it might not really do anything but at least it makes me feel a tiny bit better to shoot complete metal jacket bullets when I can.

    Flame me if you want people some argue this point and call me crazy but is it worth it with little kids? (remember way back smoking was not bad for you either)

    Steven
     
  12. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    sounds good to me, and if it make s you feel better, great. The prices at MG are so good anyway.
     
  13. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    You are being responsible. Never apologize for being too cautious.
     
  14. reloadem

    reloadem Monroe, OR Member

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    What are your favorite powders for a 9mm?
     
  15. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to beat unique for a 9mm load
     
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    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    As a rookie reloader, I'm curious what characteristics of a certain powder make it more or less suitable for a certain caliber; Burn rate? volume?

    Thanks for the education!
     
  17. MWS

    MWS Oregon City,OR Member

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    I have the samething Gold's 185 hp in 45 acp... it's all that I'm going to use...They're great
     
  18. colt44

    colt44 La pine Member

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    When you have reied all these other loads try 5.2 grains of 4756. They will shoot under 2.5" groups at 25 yards all day with 115 Montana gold bullets and a 226 Zig
     
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    MWS Oregon City,OR Member

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    After boasting on how I liked Montana Gold bullets I had an issue where some of the bullets were a smaller diameter than the others . As small as .448 insted of the .451 as they should be. Has anyone else had this problem with Montana Gold Bullets??? Just wondering.
     
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    colt44 La pine Member

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    I cast all my own 45 bullets but the 115 grain 9mm's have really shot very well