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Old April 20, 2000, 07:38 PM   #1
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can anyone suggest a good practice load that
is accurate for the 9.? I just started loading
for 9mm and it isnt very accurate.
125gr rnlead,w231-3.4grs. Let me know
what powder/lead comb. works for you.

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Old April 20, 2000, 08:40 PM   #2
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I use lazercast lead bullets for all my reloading. In the 9MM cal. I use win 231
4.3 grains and a good taper crimp, win Primer and an OAL of 1.070 I have also used bullseye 4.2 grains, and tightgroup 4.3 grain
Tightgroup produces more felt recoil then bullseye or WIN231.
Try upping your load to 3.6 to 3.8 grains
and see if your accuracy improves if not I would suggest Trying a differant bullet.lazer cast bullets made by Oregon Trail Bullets are very accurate. and dont lead you barrel. Or your money back.

Good luck and let me no how it turns out.

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Old April 20, 2000, 08:43 PM   #3
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3.8gr.W231 with 125gr.LRN always works fine in my Browning HP (very accurate but "smocky").
Try the French made powder BA9 (I think it is actually imported in the US ) with 4.5gr. behind that slug.
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Old April 20, 2000, 08:44 PM   #4
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I like 4.5 gr TiteGroup with 115gr RN with OAL at 1.12. This gives you about 1150 fps in a full size. Max load is 4.8.

My idea of gun control is watch the front sight and use both hands!
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Old April 21, 2000, 11:46 PM   #5
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bullet 44:

The problem with lead bullets in 9mm is firstly that 9mm barrels usually have a twist rate of 1:10, which it to fast for lead. Secondly the usual diameter for cast bullets in 9mm is .355-.356, fine for jacketed, but a bit small for lead. Try using a HARD CAST BULLET, SIZED .357. The 9mm cartirdge is quite close to 38 caliber. By the way, when S $ W, pardon my mentioning them came out with their Model 39, it had 1:10 rifling. A while later, they went to 1:18.75, the same twist used in their 38 caliber revolvers, and lead bullet accuracy improved greatly.

Having said all of the above, pardon me, you might try the following loads, working up from below. Accurate #5 5.9 grains. Unique 5.2. The above loads are with 125 grain, round nose hard cast lead bullets, sized .357, oal 1.165 Accurate #5 is described as being "similar to Unique, but slower burning". I use Winchester Standard primers, in whatever cases I happen to have handy, a terrible mixture of both military and commercial, domestic and foreign.

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