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sigcurious
July 31, 2012, 01:16 AM
I am having trouble finding load data for 124gr 9mm bullets. I looked on Hodgdon's site and Alliant's in addition to my Lyman's 49th. None of which we're particularly helpful.(Unless I want to load up some gold dots) I'll have Lee's manual soon. Any other powder manufacturers or manuals I should check out for load data?

It did occur to me, that it might be possible to use the gold dot data with the same weight bullet, and compensate so that the internal case capacity is unchanged, by increasing the OAL by the difference in length between a gold dot and brand x fmj or plated. However it seems like that idea is better suited to someone with some experience under their belt, not a novice such as myself.

BDS-THR
July 31, 2012, 02:35 AM
1999 Winchester load data has loads for 124 gr 9mm bullets

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79084&stc=1&d=1330057036


Also from current Hodgdon load data (http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp)
124 gr FMJ Winchester WSF .355" OAL 1.169" Start 4.7 gr (1015 fps) 27,700 PSI - Max 5.3 gr (1115 fps) 32,700 PSI

124 gr LEAD RN Winchester WSF .355" OAL 1.169" Start 4.0 gr (945 fps) 22,200 PSI - Max 4.7 gr (1055 fps) 27,300 PSI

I use load data for 124/125 gr bullets interchangeably and there's a ton of load data for 125 gr bullet on Hodgdon's, Alliant, Accurate, Ramshot websites.


These are from 2004 Alliant load data (glarp.atk.com/2004/2004Catalogs/2004AlliantPowderSM.pdf):

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=80158&stc=1&d=1333156666

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=80159&stc=1&d=1333156666

lll Otto lll
July 31, 2012, 03:09 AM
You don't say what powder or bullet style you're using. Suggest you get a Hornady 8th edition manual, it has over a dozen loads for the 124gr and the data is current.

Don P
July 31, 2012, 07:08 AM
125 grain load data would work.

WESHOOT2
July 31, 2012, 07:29 AM
The Speer Gold Dot is a plated bullet, and behaves differently at launch.

I most highly recommend using Speer data for their Gold Dot bullet.


"Weight" similarities do not automatically translate to "same data"; safety first.



If the OP wishes, the OP may e-mail me direct with specifics: Goal, tooling, components, launch platform(s).
I can help. Maybe.....;)

sigcurious
July 31, 2012, 12:38 PM
I didn't list a powder because I have not chosen it yet. I figured better to find a few different options for loads then pick a powder, given the limited number of loads I was able to find. I'd like to use fmj or plated rn, as these will just be used to put holes in paper.

Thanks for the older load data bds. How do you get to the directory on the atk site with the pdfs of the older data?

There is a lot of 125gr load data, is the consensus that it would be ok to use for 124gr bullets of the same profile?

Misssissippi Dave
July 31, 2012, 01:12 PM
You will find many powder manufactures list data on their web sites.
http://www.accuratepowder.com/products/handgun/

I prefer ball type powders because they measure well in my powder measure.

BDS-THR
July 31, 2012, 09:03 PM
How do you get to the directory on the atk site with the pdfs of the older data?
Easiest way is to google "2004 Alliant load data" - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=2004+Alliant+load+data

And the following link will show on top of the search:

glarp.atk.com/2004/2004Catalogs/2004AlliantPowderSM.pdf (glarp.atk.com/2004/2004Catalogs/2004AlliantPowderSM.pdf)

Jim Watson
July 31, 2012, 09:05 PM
There is a lot of 125gr load data, is the consensus that it would be ok to use for 124gr bullets of the same profile?

Yes. That is less than 1% difference and in the safe - lighter - direction at that. THINK.

BDS-THR
July 31, 2012, 09:12 PM
Yup, most jacketed/plated bullet weights vary by 1 grain or so anyways. ;):D