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Old May 1, 2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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9mm 1911 Reloading Report

first 9mm reloads on the Rock Chucker

1978 Colt Combat Commander in 9mm
4.25"
Bar-Sto match barrel

25yds

Semi-rested


Control rounds:
Federal 115gr FMJ - Avg 1081fps

DC Ammo Match 147gr FMJ 1.125OAL Fed primers - Avg 945fps



Reloaded rounds:
RMR Bullets - 124gr plated round nose (semi-flat)

Misc tumbled brass

Powder: Win231

Test loads: 4.1/4.4/4.7 Win231

OAL 1.10

4.1 = avg 992fps
4.4 = avg 1026fps
4.7 = avg 1066fps (most consistent)

Control target:


Best accuracy:
124gr (125 is incorrect on the pic) - 4.7gr Win231


Next best accurate:
4.1gr Win231


Conclusion: this 9mm Combat Commander likes 124gr Copper Round Nose over 4.7 Win231

YMMV
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Old May 1, 2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Nice thread.
I've been using basically the same load for my 9mm Kimber.
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Old May 1, 2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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Doc I still love that 1911. I haven't purchased one yet but am always on the look out.

Win seems to be a pretty popular powder. I am using Titegroup and Universal Clays for my next test loads.
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Old May 1, 2013, 09:16 PM   #4
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There are two Springfield Armory 5" 1911 pistols is our family. They are our primary IDPA match guns. Standard load is Montana Gold 124gr. HP and 4.6gr Win 231/HP38
LOVE THOSE GUNS
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Old May 1, 2013, 11:57 PM   #5
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I cannot claim to be a bullet work-up specialist, but it looks as though you have done a magnificent job so far...
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Old May 2, 2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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"I cannot claim to be a bullet work-up specialist, but it looks as though you have done a magnificent job so far..."

Thanks, but I'm only using what's been available, and that ain't much!
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Old May 2, 2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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Way to go, Doc! Very nice targets, my friend...a good gun you've got there. I've had good luck with HP38 or Win 231 and 9mm over the years.

With 124 gr cast bullets I've had great luck with 4.0 - 4.3 gr of Win 231...good ejection, mild shooting, no leading, and great accuracy...in a Sig 226, Colt Combat Commander and a full size Colt Gov't Model.

With 115 gr JHP's (Win and R-P), 4.7 to 4.9 gr of Win 231 or HP38 does the trick. I seat them to 1.125" and get a chrono'd 1156 fps from the Sig. A great load. Here's the pic.

Best Regards, (PS: I'll take that Commander off your hands anytime...$200 cash money!!) Rod

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