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Old August 27, 2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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10mm loads with 200 grain bullets

I am looking for any "tried and true" 10mm loads using 200 grain bullets. (I do have manuals and have printed off data from powder manufacture's web sites.)

So, I am looking for the voice of wisdom and experience here, anybody else out there love the 10mm with a good size bullet weight and load for it?

This is my first foray into pistol cartridge reloading. I have been reloading rifle for a bit, and am ready to start with my handgun cartridges, starting with the 10mm.

I was recommended Hodgdon Universal at around 5.5 grains starting point, CCI Large Pistol primers, and Hornady 200 grain HPXTPs any thoughts? (I also noticed that on Hodgdon's site that they did not list the Hornady HPXTP only the FMJ. Would there be any difference in the loading?)

Thanks in advance!
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Old August 27, 2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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Most of my 10mm loading has been done with hard cast lead bullets. I've done a fair bit with 170 and 175 grain LSWC with a few different powders. Recently I found a supply of 200 grain TCBB bullets and I've tried two different loads with them, both returning decent results.

200 grain TCBB in front of 9.0 grains of AA#7 with room for more if I choose, not a max load. Good function, decent accuracy and no barrel leading.

200 grain TCBB in front of 7.5 grains of Alliant Power Pistol also with room to go higher if I wish. Also functions well with no leading. I believe these bullets (D&J hard cast) are rated to 1,400 fps. I'm surely not approaching that speed.

Both are loaded to a COAL of 1.247" which feeds and functions perfectly well in my S&W 1006.

I've had decent luck with 175 grainers using Blue Dot, so I'll probably try Blue Dot next with the truncated cone 200's.

Sorry I haven't done much with jacketed in a long time... back in the day I did many loads using 180-200 grain JHPs and FMJs and Bullseye powder. Worked, but Bullseye isn't exactly the best choice for this caliber. That was a long, long time ago.

What's your pistol?
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Old August 27, 2008, 09:55 AM   #3
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I'm loading my 10mm Witness with a 180 grain TCFM from Zero over 10.3 grains of BlueDot and a WLP primer. Works just fine for me. Haven't ventured into the 200 grain zone yet.
You might want to cruise over to http://www.10mmtalk.com/index.php?showforum=8 and see what others are using.
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Old August 27, 2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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Right now I'm reloading 180 grn Hornady HP with 5.5 grains of Titegroup. This seems to be a very accurate load with reasonable recoil.

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Old August 27, 2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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G29. This has been my favorite CCW for the last seven years!
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Old August 27, 2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link! I will check it out.
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Just curious how far North, we might be neighbors. I have a neighbor named Dan, and this is definitely North. I will talk to him about reloading next time that I see him, and maybe he is you... or you are he... or not!
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Old August 28, 2008, 10:58 AM   #8
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Old August 30, 2008, 10:24 AM   #9
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First, start at the beginning

Since the bullet does the work, what work do you wish to perform?

(I have data for bullets ranging from the 135g up to 220g).
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Old September 1, 2008, 02:19 AM   #10
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I am looking for loads as bear defense. I normally carry a rifle and/or shotgun with slugs for a primary bear defense. This primary does get set down on occasion, and the 10mm is always still on the hip.

So, I am looking for larger weight bullets with some umph behind them. Also CC my 10 for two leggeds. I would rather have over penetration, then not enough. Where I live, over penetration really is not an issue. Bears, yes, Moose, yes. Lots of layered clothing for at least six months of the year, yes.

I do have a variety of different factory ammo, but would prefer to make my own; now that I am starting to "get the hang of it".

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Speer #13 offers superb 10mm / 200g data (with their bullet).

IME their top-velocity load is 'correct'.
IME if using the Hornady lower your AA9 charge to 13.0g and work up (I use CCI300 under AA9 / Hornady 200g FMJ).
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Old September 1, 2008, 06:22 PM   #12
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I've tried a few, hope this helps.

200gr. Hornady XTP 12.1 gr. AA#9 1150fps Good accuarcy
180gr. Hornady XTP 13.6 gr. AA#9 1250fps

Shot out of a Kimber Target II & measured over a Chrony.
Personally if I were in Alaska I'd choose a 44 mag or heavy 45 colt
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Old September 3, 2008, 12:51 AM   #13
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Personally if I were in Alaska I'd choose a 44 mag or heavy 45 colt
I used to carry 44 mags, three different ones over the years. I got tired of hitching my pants up due to the weight. So "heavy" is the operative word! Since I mainly carry a handgun as a back up to a magnum rifle or a shotgun with slugs, I do like the lighter, and still pretty potent, G29 in 10mm.

I saw a bear pretty close up today while out, and have always liked the idea of a flamethrower!!!

Brutus, thanks for the load info!
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