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Old 09-24-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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Accuracy loading for the 9mm?

Hi there all,



I wanted to pose a question for any reloader's out there.



Are there any accuracy loads for the 9mm that someone has reloaded that they care to share a "recipe" on?



I am comtemplating reloading for the 9mm to achieve an accurate load for my BHP's and Walther P-5.



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Old 09-24-2006, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hello. It may be warmer than you like for target, but it's been my experience that in most pistols, the 124-gr. Hornady XTP over 6.0-gr. of Unique is above average in grouping. It averages about 1244 ft/sec from a Hi Power.



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Old 09-24-2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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I have had a good measure of success with 4.9 grains of Olin 231 and a Montana gold 115 JHP.Any decent 115 JHP(or FMJ for that matter)should do well with 4.9 of 231.Not very fast but a good grouping load(paper cannot tell the difference between 1150 fps or 1280 fps).Will
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4.5 grains of PB driving virtually any 124 grain bullet is a dandy load.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:24 AM   #5
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Hi there,



Thank you so much for sharing the information.



I will order some bullets and dies today. It sounds like a 124 grain bullet is the ticket for accuracy. I have bullseye and unique in my posession and would like to experiment with loads using those 2 powders.



What is the velocity/pressure boundry between standard velocity and +p?



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Old 10-12-2006, 09:07 PM   #6
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If you want accuracy in a lead bullet try 4 gr Unique under 125 gr lead round nose or truncated design. This load manages Standard deviations under 10 in all my 9MM guns and is very accurate.



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6.4 of VV 3N37, 115 Montana gold JHP, OAL 1.089, 0.375 - very accurate through both my BHP and G-19. Pushes out a little under 1190ft/sec
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3.0 gr of Bullseye under a cast 147 gr bullet seated long..

It won't set the world afire but shoots great in all the niners I have tried it in..
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Hi there,



My thanks to all for the reloading information. I will be aquiring a set of dies and some 147 grain bullets in the upcoming weeks to give them a try.



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Accuracy loading for the 9mm?

Chris - first spend lots of money on good dies. I like Redding. Next, sort cases by headstamp or take the time to trim to common length. Third, watch your crimp and make sure it is uniform. Finally, I always love the accuracy in the 147 grain bullets. I think this is a result of having so much bearing surface on the lands and grooves. When I am looking to test, I always go with 147 grain bullets. You can go ape and uniform the flash holes and the like or experiment with seating depth but I am not sure how far that gets you.



9mm P has never had the reputation for accuracy that others have had. Having said that, I knew a guy who wore out two barrels on a CZ making the ultimate 9mm accuracy load. It takes all kinds.
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