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Old August 1, 2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Where to find load data for berrys bullets, and missouri bullets?

I'm about to purchase some 200 gr rnfp's, 185 gr hbrn's, and some rn's and cannot find good load data for the rnfps or hbrns. Advice? Are there good load manuals that will have these?
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Old August 1, 2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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It's not immediately clear which bullets you're having trouble with...the plated or the lead. If it's the plated bullets, the following is from the Berry's website FAQ:

"Plated bullets occupy a position between cast bullets and jacketed bullets. They are soft lead, but have a hard outer shell on them. When loading plated bullets we have found best results using low- to mid-range jacketed data in the load manual. You must use data for a bullet that has the same weight and profile as the one you are loading. Do not exceed mid-range loads. Do not use magnum loads."

But if you're looking for load data specific to plated bullets, the Lee Modern Reloading manual has loads for them, but only with Accurate #2, 5, and 7 powders.
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Old August 1, 2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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I seek load date for cast bullets.
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Old August 1, 2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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These will get you started
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=670873
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=545996
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Old August 1, 2012, 10:05 PM   #5
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Use data from "Same" weight of similar construction and design. Brand name means nothing.
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Old August 2, 2012, 08:23 AM   #6
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Berry's MFG recommends we use start-to-mid range jacketed load data for their regular plated bullets good to about 1250 fps (their thicker plated-TP bullets are good for 1450-1500 fps). I have had good results with Berry's bullets using either lead load data or start-to-mid range jacketed load data. For 185 gr HBRN bullet, I use 5.6 gr of W231/HP-38 at 1.250" OAL.

Missouri 200 gr RNFP has a crimp groove and I taper crimp right to the groove at 1.195" OAL and it has worked well for me using 5.0 gr of W231/HP-38 but you may need to increase the powder charge up to 5.5 gr depending on the pistol/recoil spring rate.

Current Hodgdon load data:
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45ACP:
180 GR. LFP W231/HP-38 .452" OAL 1.140" Start 5.0 gr (778 fps) 11,300 CUP - Max 6.0 gr (950 fps) 16,800 CUP
185 GR. Hornady JSWC W231/HP-38 .451" OAL 1.135" Start 5.0 gr (762 fps) 12,000 CUP - Max 5.9 gr (906 fps) 15,800 CUP
200 GR. CAST LSWC W231/HP-38 .451" OAL 1.225" Start 4.4 gr (771 fps) 11,000 CUP - Max 5.6 gr (914 fps) 16,900 CUP
200 GR. Speer JHP W231/HP-38 .451" OAL 1.155" Start 5.2 gr (794 fps) 12,700 CUP - Max 5.9 gr (906 fps) 16,700 CUP
1999 Winchester load data:
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:13 AM   #7
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I seek load date for cast bullets.
As stated, all you need is bullet type ( lead, jacketed and so on)
next bullet weight.
Forget the maker, just the bullet type, weight.
What powder are you going to use? What caliber are you reloading.
Your opening question is like going to the doctor and telling him it hurts.
Manuals, I like the Lee manual and the powder manufactures all have load data on there web sights.
Personally I think Hodgdon has some of the best load data out there and remember the data is only good for the powder you choose. Hodgdons data cannot be used for Alliant powders and so on.
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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Here's some more lead load data for Alliant powders from 2004 Alliant load data (note charges listed are max charges and you should reduce by 10% to conduct your powder work up) in addition to Alliant's current load data.

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Old August 2, 2012, 03:46 PM   #9
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Sorry all, for being so vague. I'm new to reloading (: I'll be loading 45 acp. My powder is WST, and Universal.
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