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Old December 20, 2013, 08:47 PM   #26
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I have been using between 5.0-5.5 grains of unique for the berry 115G bullets. I haven't been able to actually find any load data for 115G with unique powder so im not sure what the max load would be for it. Anyone have any info on that?
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Old December 21, 2013, 01:38 PM   #27
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I'm using Titegroup because that was what was available when I went looking. From what I've read and observed is 4-5 grains isn't a lot of power and you must be alert to the possibility of double charging the case. Just mentioned this in case you didn't know. Good luck.
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Old December 21, 2013, 03:25 PM   #28
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never trust a book

The actual "MAX" load of Unique will only be determined by you, your loading process, your loading equipment and tooling, your specific component lots, and your gun.

Oh, and you; YOU get to (help) decide what "MAX" is.

For actual maximum velocity don't use a plated Berrys bullet. Use a Hornady, Nosler, or Sierra jacketed bullet.
Use 3N37 or HS6 or Power Pistol or WAP/Silhouette.
Use a CCI500.
Use new sized cases ONLY.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
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Old December 23, 2013, 08:10 AM   #29
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TXJohn, Blue Dot was once a great choice for 9 x19mm and I loaded thousands of rounds using it. The thing is, that was when the 9mm's pressure rating was 35,700 CUP which is very close to today's +P at 38,500 PSI. At 35,000 PSI/33,000 CUP, today's SAAMI standard pressure, Blue Dot is just beginning to get warmed up. It performs best with compressed charges, some of them fairly heavily compressed and there just isn't any data around for that today with the exception of getting an older manual like the SPEER #11 which was their last before SAAMI reduced the 9mm's pressure rating.
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Old December 25, 2013, 08:09 PM   #30
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yes the user will determine what the max load they want to use for their application, but since i don't have the equipement to test my loads, i need some kinda of tested data to indicate what the recommended max load is. Im trying to determine what a safe max load range would be
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Old December 25, 2013, 09:29 PM   #31
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boostedtt91, click on the link that TimSR provided. Alliants Max. loads are safe and they're pressure tested. With start charges at 90% of Max. you may get some unburned powder so I'd only do 10 rounds at .2 gr. charge increases until you get to the mid charge level say 95% of Max. and see if all of the powder burns. Then you can work up from there in .1 gr. increments and stop where you like accuracy or proceed on to the Max. Charge which is what Alliant lists.
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Old December 30, 2013, 12:36 PM   #32
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That's the info i was looking for, Thanks!
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