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Old September 3, 2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Help with a 9mm LRN load

I am having trouble finding any data on 231 or bullseye loads for a 115gr LRN.
124gr & 147gr every where I look. But no 115gr!

If I do find anything for 115gr, its for FMJ or JHP!

Any help would be great!
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Old September 3, 2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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Lyman cast bullet, 3rd edition,
115gr bullet,
231 not listed.
Bullseye, start 3.8, max 4.9.
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Old September 3, 2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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From http://www.reloadammo.com/9mloads.htm

125 grain Lead RN (.356" dia)
Bullseye 4.7 gr. 1,105 FPS
Unique 6.0 gr. 1,165
No. 2 4.2 gr. 1,002
No. 5 6.2 gr. 1,133
231 4.0 gr. 1,035 updated 9-15-03 to lower 4.0 instead of 5.1
WSL 3.8 gr. 985
WSF 4.7 gr. 1,055

These loads should be safe enough for 115 gr. as well. However I urge you to find corroborating independent sources, as I always try to do. Anything you find for 124 gr. lead should be fine too.
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Old September 3, 2010, 04:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys! I went with the 4.0 of 231 load. I was thinking along the same lines as what spacecoast said with the lighter 115 gr being safe to load with the 124 gr recipe. I was trying to achieve a velocity of 1120 fps. With out a chrono, I was needing the load data to verify. This will do just fine though. Above all it is safe! Thanks again for the help!
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Old September 3, 2010, 07:17 PM   #5
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Understand though you may get excessive leading going that fast. Fire a few, see what it does to your barrel.
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Old September 3, 2010, 07:29 PM   #6
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You can always use load data that is published for a slightly heavier bullet than the bullet you intend to use. You cannot safely do the opposite.

If you searched high and low for load data and found plenty of it for a 125gr LRN, you could use that data for your 115gr LRN and have a little safety buffer in there.
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Old September 3, 2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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I will Chris.
So far so good. Put about 75 rds down range this evening.

Thats what I ended up doing. Thanks Sevens!
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Old September 3, 2010, 11:37 PM   #8
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Bullet Weight Powder Weight Velocity Start/Max Power Factor COL
L-SWC 115 231/HP38 2.9 1040 Start 120
L-CN 114 231/HP38 3.8 1010 Start 115
Lead 114 231/HP38 4.2 1115 Max 127
LRN 115 231/HP38 4.3 1079 Start
L-RN 115 231/HP38 4.3 1079 Start 124 1.100
L-CRN 115 231/HP38 4.5 1042 Start 120
L-CRN 115 231/HP38 4.7 1193 Start 137
L-SWC 115 231/HP38 4.7 1443 Max 166
LRN 115 231/HP38 4.8 1135 Max
L-RN 115 231/HP38 4.8 1135 Max 131 1.100
L-CRN 115 231/HP38 5.0 1138 Max 131
L-CRN 115 231/HP38 5.2 1307 Max 150
LRN 115 231/HP38 4.3 1079 Start
LRN 115 231/HP38 4.8 1135 Max
L-SWC 115 Bullseye 3.8 1035 Start 119
L-CRN 115 Bullseye 4.0 988 Start 114
L-CRN 115 Bullseye 4.5 1107 Max 127
L-SWC 115 Bullseye 4.9 1200 Max 138
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Old September 4, 2010, 08:15 PM   #9
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noylj, where did this data come from?
Is there a web site or a book I can refer to next time I have a question?
Thanks for the input!

Going off the heavier bullet load I went with 4.0 of 231.
Now I am having a problem with the rounds loading properly.
Some stove pipes & some full ejections with a failure to load the next round.
In about 75 rds yesterday, about 10 failed to cycle properly.
I am shooting a SW9VE that run 150 rounds of factory ammo flawlessly today in a USPSA competition. In fact, is hasn't had one problem with about 1000 rounds. So I'm pretty sure it isn't the gun.
That being said, the 1000 rounds were all FMJ & JHPs!
I plan to try another cast bullet load in the next couple of day to see if it just doesn't like LRN.

Is this a "week" load problem?
It seems like it isn't sending the slide back enough to perform correctly!

I will now turn it over to the forum's knowledge!!
Thanks for any help!
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Old September 4, 2010, 10:07 PM   #10
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Load data

What I gave you is from my compilation of all the reloading manuals that I have had since about 1976. Please note the various start and max loads. I start at the low start and work up.
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Old September 4, 2010, 10:25 PM   #11
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Here's a good site to check on for Winchester. IMR, & Hodgdon powders ..... http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

You may have to CALL them on Tuesday if they don't have any data there. Their techs are good about having data that isn't published.
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Old September 5, 2010, 06:28 AM   #12
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Thanks noylj!

Quote:
LRN 115 231/HP38 4.3 1079 Start
L-RN 115 231/HP38 4.3 1079 Start 124 1.100
Quote:
LRN 115 231/HP38 4.8 1135 Max
L-RN 115 231/HP38 4.8 1135 Max 131 1.100
Educate me a bit here.
What is the difference between the L-RN & LRN?
Is it kind of like FMJ & TMC? Just 2 ways of saying the same thing.


Going by this data, I am going to assume my problems are from light loads.
I will make an adjustment & try again!

These loads were an OAL of 1.1, does any body believe this could be contributing to the problems?
They do not cause a problem in the mag.
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Old September 5, 2010, 06:46 AM   #13
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Great link riverwalker76!
That is a great site!!
Thanks!!
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