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Old March 4, 2011, 06:58 PM   #1
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what bullet weight for reloading 9mm

I haven't got any 9mm bullets to reload with mainly because factory loads are still affordable.

I think I'll start to reload some and just wanted to know from ya'll that reload which bullet weight you reload the most? Lead FMJ or plated?

I be loading for a Sigma which will eat about anything and a CZ P-01 which can be a little pickey.
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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115gr FMJ from Montana Gold Bullets
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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I use Winchester 115 jhp and Rainier 147gr when I run out of the rainiers I plan on switching to casts.
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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I reload Rainier 124 grns
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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I use 135 grain cast bullets.
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Old March 4, 2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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I like 124 or 125gr cast bullets. Round nose, truncated cone, whatev.
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Old March 4, 2011, 08:08 PM   #7
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125gr Small Ball ; )
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:11 PM   #8
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I load 122 LFPs primarily. (Lead Flat Point)

They allow a more efficient load, and save a bit of money in the long run (I buy 122-125 gr lead for the same price as 115 gr lead).

If I could find a good supplier of a 136 - 147 gr bullet I liked, I would load them, as well. (Even better efficiency.)
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:22 PM   #9
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I usually load 115's and 122/124's. They function well in my pistol, and are accurate for the ranges I am shooting. Most of my loads are cast lead, with a few plated and jacketed bullets thrown in here and there, 124's and about 900-950 fps work well for me on soda cans and clay pigeons.
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:37 PM   #10
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I normally shoot 115gr FMJ's from Montana Gold for
paper targets and 124gr HP's when I want to sharpen
shooting skills for my favorite carry load.
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Old March 4, 2011, 09:44 PM   #11
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124 - plated or jacketed - more accurate in my 9 than 115
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:44 PM   #12
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124 grain Berry's plated round nose.
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Old March 4, 2011, 11:14 PM   #13
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anybody use Universal Clays with a 124 gr bullet?
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Old March 4, 2011, 11:34 PM   #14
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bossman asked: anybody use Universal Clays with a 124 gr bullet?

http://stevespages.com/355p_4_124.html

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Old March 5, 2011, 01:44 AM   #15
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I carry 147 grain, so I handload 147 grain plated for practice.
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Old March 5, 2011, 07:46 AM   #16
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124gr CN cast(my own), and 115gr JHP(anybodys)
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Old March 5, 2011, 08:09 AM   #17
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115 grain bullet is the optimum bullet weight for a 9mm. I use either FMJ or plated round nose for my plinking rounds.
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Old March 5, 2011, 09:32 AM   #18
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I still have a few thousand JHP's from Zero bullets. Most are 124 grain and I still have a box of 135 grain. Both shoot great.
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Old March 5, 2011, 11:21 AM   #19
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124gr RN Montana Golds for me.
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Old March 5, 2011, 04:43 PM   #20
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Truth is we cannot tell you. Are you looking for the most bang and hardest hitting bullet possible or the most accurate. In my case the old browning shoots the 147 grain bullets cast or jacketed into the smallest group and Blazer CCI shoots as good as anything I can buy or load. Try a little of everything and find out what your gun likes and make your own choice because all we can do is give you our favorite pet loads for our guns. Mine likes meatballs, yours might prefer meatloaf.
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Old March 5, 2011, 04:46 PM   #21
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As said above it is really up to you and what your wanting to get out of the load?

I use 124g Gold Dots for SD and anything from 90g XTP's to 147 FMJ's for target/plinking.

Your gun may like 115g or maybe 124g? You have to load them up and see what works best for you.
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Old March 5, 2011, 04:49 PM   #22
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anybody use Universal Clays with a 124 gr bullet?
My favorite powder - works well, burns cleaner than Unique
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Old March 5, 2011, 08:06 PM   #23
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ok I got some 115 gr plated so am I to use lead loading with these as Hodgdon don't show Universal with the plated bullets. I got a 100 of these at a gunshow, no matter what I buy I can't seem to match bullet with powder
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Old March 5, 2011, 10:04 PM   #24
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I started with Berry's Plated 115gr which work well. I now load 124gr lead round nose which I cast myself with a Lee 2 cavity mold. Those have been working out well also
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ok I got some 115 gr plated so am I to use lead loading with these as Hodgdon don't show Universal with the plated bullets. I got a 100 of these at a gunshow, no matter what I buy I can't seem to match bullet with powder
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