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Old May 27, 2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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Loading 9MM with W231?

Just got some 124grain 9MM LRN and want to use the powder I have on hand W231 been using 115grain FMJ with 4.5 of W231.But can't come up with any info in my books or internet what grain to use of W231 with the .356 124g LRN any ideas ?????
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Old May 27, 2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Use the same powder charge as for jacketed bullets and you'll be fine.
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Old May 27, 2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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speer #13 says 125gr lead round nose with w231 powder: 3.8 to 4.1 grains.
will stay under 1000 fps.
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Old July 21, 2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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I have used 5.0 grains and I have used it in a M3 grease gun, it worked fine. I have used even higher charges with no problems in a MP40
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Old July 21, 2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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In general, a cast or lead bullet can use the same load as a jacketed bullet, of the same weight.
Usually, the cast or lead bullet will develope lower pressures as the jacketed bullets are harder to push through the bore and develope more back pressure and also velocity, reason cast and lead bullet loads often use a slightly faster powder for the same velocity as jacketed bullets of the same weight.
Example, my .35 Whelen, 200gr Rem. psp, 40gr Varget, 1920fps, 214gr rn gc , 40gr Varget, 1730fps, but 40gr IMR 4198 with the 214gr rn gc gives 2380fps.
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Old July 22, 2005, 02:32 PM   #6
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9mm with a 124 grain LRN.

Hodgdon # 27 recommends:
3.3 grain WW 231 as a starting point
4.0 grains WW231 as a max load
Primer Winchester SP
COL is listed at 1.169 Max.

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