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Old April 15, 2008, 07:41 AM   #26
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sailsunfurled, did you read the sticky at the top of this page: REQUIRED READ for those posting Extra Heavy Load Information?

I ask because several of your loads appear to above maximum published loads. Lyman's shows a maximum load of Blue Dot at 7.1gr and it shows this to be a compressed load (at the given OAL of 1.075).
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Old April 15, 2008, 08:49 AM   #27
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Antipitas, thanks for sticky reminder.

I gathered my max reload point from Alliant Powder's web site which is 8.2gr max for a 125 FMJ and also my Lee Die set data sheet which stops Max at 8.2gr for the 125 FMJ. The bullet weight on my test run was 124.2gr to 125.1gr. I grouped them by weight.

Looking into my references, I never got to max load @ 8.0gr on my hottest test run.

After the "discovery" on my part of finding no published data on a 135gr 9mm loads and then making the true discovery of the real bullet weight, I thought I would pass my load finds to others that had bought this bargain :-)

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Old April 15, 2008, 01:26 PM   #28
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Thanks. I just wanted to make sure the data was published, as my Lyman's and Hornady manuals show a much smaller charge.
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Old April 17, 2008, 11:13 PM   #29
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Just received this email from ATK (Federal/Speer):
Al: we do not sell the bullet as a component bullet so we did not
produce/develop any load data. Sorry!

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I hate reading between the lines... but.... Does this mean that there is a 135gr EFMJ in 9mm, as I was led to believe in my phone conversation?
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Old April 17, 2008, 11:54 PM   #30
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Sierra makes a 135gr bullet. Accurate list data for it.
most data I am seeing for 130/135gr FMJ bullets are using +/- .2gr of the max load for 147gr FMJ bullet. no OAL variance. per lee data that came with die set.
38super IIRC uses 130-135gr bullets though good luck working that back to 9mm.

if you have lymans might check 9x21 data. my lymans 48th list 130gr Sierra FMJ data.

if ya have a powder call it out unless I missed it.
would go with a slower burning powder and load it a little long while chronographing.
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