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Old February 25, 2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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Anybody got a good load for 9mm 47gr lead?

Somebody gave me a 1000 heads of 147 gr lead truncated cone bullets to use up. I'll be shooting them out of a Rger SP 101 revolver so cycling is not an issue. I have W231, unique, Bullseye, Clays,red dot and blue dot handy. I'm looking for loads that will be safe and moderate in recoil/flash etc. Any experience /advice with these hevier lead heads appreciated.
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Old February 25, 2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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According to my notes 3.7 gr of Unique should do it, but it's been a while since I've used Unique. This was a work up I did to get a practice round with similar ballistics to a 147 gr. Reminton Golden Saber
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Old February 25, 2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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I had good results using the recommended starting load for the 147 grain cast bullet and ww231 powder as used in my Browning hi power.
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Old February 26, 2007, 05:30 PM   #4
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Thans Gents, I'll try both powders.
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Old February 26, 2007, 07:51 PM   #5
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my lyman pistol reloading book shows
147g lead spire flat tip seated at 1.058 OAL
using 1.9 g clays 669fps 21000 C.U.P.

2.8g clays max as a compressed charge
873 fps 31700 C.U.P.

your results may vary etc. etc.
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Old February 28, 2007, 12:12 AM   #6
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Thanks again. I have 8# of CLAYS!
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Old March 4, 2007, 09:28 AM   #7
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Just to follow up for those that may need similar info at some point.
3.3 gr of W231 ( to OAL of 1.45)produced a deciently accurate , relitively clean mid-range load. Recoil was similar to the 115 gr Winchester White box fodder from Walmart.

After some experimenting, I found 2.3 gr of Clays to be the winner for accuracy. It also had low recoil, lower noise and shot POA in my 3" SP101. I still need to try this round in a semi auto to see how it cycles.

As always, I'm only indicating what I have done and not recommending them to anyone.
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