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September 3, 2002, 08:53 PM
Need a production load for my Beretta 96 using Tight Group.

I have Major P.F. loads but why use them when your scored minor anyway,right?
Just dont have the time to crono a bunch.

Load em Hot!
er... Regards

Andrew Wyatt
September 5, 2002, 12:22 AM
why don't you just use your current loads? they seem to work, where as minor power factor loads may not.

September 5, 2002, 11:39 AM
What Titegroup load are you using for major?

September 5, 2002, 09:42 PM
A Wyatt,
If i can reduce the recoil and over all abause Major loads put on my gun Im for it. Every one else in production uses light loads Min. 125 P.F think I should too.

Crono major loads are at 4.8 Gn T.G 180 JHP at 1.130OAL. 950 FPC. Think 4.2 is a good light load?

Regards Mc

September 6, 2002, 09:05 AM
Thanks for the info............
Have been using 4.0-4.2 of Titegroup w/Berry's 180 RNFP in a
Hipower. Has proven to be very accurate, even head shots on IDPA
targets @ 20 yds. Don't know what it chronos at though?

September 11, 2002, 12:27 AM
Try Rainier 135's with 4.5 grns of Titegroup. Really nice in a for Production in a Glock 35. Feels like 9mm.

September 13, 2002, 10:32 PM
I use 3.5g of TG with Zero 180JHP's @ 1.135

They just roll right out of my Glock 35 with the factor recoil rod/spring.

Those Beretta'a are sprung pretty light, right? Should work juist fine.

September 20, 2002, 08:18 PM
I like 3.5 grains of Titegroup with a 180 grain cast bullet for a reduced load. It should cylce just fine, at about 800 fps. Feels like a 22 after shooting Major.

September 21, 2002, 04:39 AM
There was 4.0g Bullseye, CCI500, Rainier 180g TCJ-FP, OAL 1.130".