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Old March 27, 2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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9MM/124GR, Rainier lead safe Flat nose & bullseye powder

I am new to reloading and will be loading my first bullets in a couple of days. I ordered some 124gr Rainier lead safe flat nose bullets and will be using bullseye powder. The only problem is I cant find the load data for this mix on the loading manual I have. Have any of you loaded these bullets and powder before, or do you have an idea oh what start load I should start with?

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PS: Here is the link to the bullets I got

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=139196

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Old March 27, 2011, 03:04 AM   #2
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Well this isn't much help but might.

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Old March 27, 2011, 04:24 AM   #3
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The new Alliant online data does not list any lead loads. My old Alliant data lists 4.9 gr BE with 125gr lead.

You might start at 15% low instead of the standard 10% start load, because most new load manuals list lower Lawyer loads. Work up with care.
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Old March 27, 2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Alliant's web site shows 4.4 gr. of Bullseye with a 124 gr. GDHP for 1059 fps

www.reloadammo.com shows 4.7 gr. with a 125 gr. LRN for 1105

www.reloadammo.com also shows 4.2 gr. with a 125 JHP for 1155

www.handloads.com shows two loads of 4.9 gr. and 125 gr. bullets, one for lead and the other FMJ for ~1160 fps

Given those numbers, I think a starting load of 4.0 gr. would be pretty conservative and a reasonable place to start, and should cycle your pistol without much concern for overcharging. Remember that Bullseye is a very fast (rate of burn) powder and is not intended for max. velocity loads, only for target velocity.
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Old March 27, 2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I think I will go ahead with the 4.0gr start load. I think it is definitely a good starting load and take it from there. Will see how it goes, its my first time and cant wait to get em done and go to the range.
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Old March 27, 2011, 12:25 PM   #6
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You didn't say what reloading equipment you will be using, but make certain that before you seat the bullets there is no possibility that you have mistakenly dropped a double charge in any of them. You can and should verify this visually. When I'm working up a new load I will usually start with a mag or two's worth of rounds - certainly no more than 50 until you ascertain that it's going to work OK in your gun. It's a pain to take them apart with a puller if you find it necessary to do so. Good luck, let us know how they shoot.
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Old March 27, 2011, 01:18 PM   #7
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I am using a Lee Challenger 50th anniversary kit single stage press. I used the lee universal decaper and deprimed all the brass. I dont have a tumbler yet, so I cleaned the brass with hot water and some dish washing detergent. i just let it soak a bit and then mixed it around and rinsed them out. I let them dry out and will start reloading in a couple of days, due to the fact that the bullets are barely on the way in the mail. I will surely start off with maybe 25 rounds and see if they will work fine and I will take it from there. Let me know if there is anything I am missing... thx for all the information.
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Old April 1, 2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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what OAL should i have on these bullets?

I got all my supplies together and will start reloading. I just wanted to know what would be the OAL required for the bullets I will be firing which are 124gr rainier plated flat point bullets. I am using a 4.0grain bullseye powder charge.

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