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Old 02-15-2013, 01:41 AM   #11
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i already checked.. only WSF listed for 124gr
You will find NO problems using 125gr. specs on your 124gr. bullets. That opens the selection to you.

That weight of 9MM bullet is completely interchangeable. If you want some fun--weigh a dozen or so of your bullets??HA HA...Bill.
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BillBob44 a very good post.

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cool, i'll try to get more titegroup or 231 then. thanks guys

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BillBob44 a very good post.
I thank you Stalker..I don't know if it's just me, or what. When I read data specs on similuar bullets-52gr./53gr.-88gr./90gr.-124gr./125gr.-158gr./160gr.==I usually compare specs over several different load books, or data lists, and start around Mid range+work up my loads.

Not to slam, or put someone down, but it just seems like common sense??

Hell, this is NOT Rocket Science?? Is it??HA HA..Bill.
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I thank you Stalker..I don't know if it's just me, or what. When I read data specs on similuar bullets-52gr./53gr.-88gr./90gr.-124gr./125gr.-158gr./160gr.==I usually compare specs over several different load books, or data lists, and start around Mid range+work up my loads.

Not to slam, or put someone down, but it just seems like common sense??

Hell, this is NOT Rocket Science?? Is it??HA HA..Bill.
No not rocket science. Just airing on the side of caution when dealing with mini explosives
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No not rocket science. Just airing on the side of caution when dealing with mini explosives
Yea, jj, you are right on..It is ALWAYS best to move slow+ask questions. Most things in this hobby are flexible, but there are some things that MUST be followed EXACTLY.

For ME, I usually start with the Mid range specs when working up a new load+go from there. We ARE always learning though.

I had been loading for a few years 9MM for use in my CZ pistols-CZ-75's and PO-1. Had a good Mid range load, at about 900-925fps that shot well and performed well in my CZ's.--Guess what?? They would NOT work worth a Snot on the new Glock 17 that I bought!!HA HA..A Glock NEEDS more Ump to operate the action..My CZ loads would "Stove Pipe" on most every shot with the 900fps loads!! Beefed them up to 1000-1050fps, and they run just fine in the Glocks now...Like I say...ALWAYS LEARNING...Bill.
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i loaded up 14 rounds to test last night. gonna stop quick today and rattle em off. why 14? just grabbed a handful and that was the amount.

the manual called for 3.5 to 3.7 gr of clays for a 125gr fmj.

so i loaded my 124fmj with 3.5gr.
COL is 1.145.
they seemed to be okay for the drop in test.

i was a little shocked at the small margine listed so hopefully they work well. if it does i have a few hundred empties that will be filled very, very soon.

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well, all 14 shot. also had 14 FTE's. not one shell left the chamber. no stove pipes, so i just got home, loaded 5 more of 3.6, and 5 of 3.7. hopefully one of these will get me a reliable load. now, if you happen to have a revolver like the blackhawk. the 3.5 loads shot really nice!

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okay, one more question.. anyone know a good powder for the 124gr bullets? for 115 i was gonna use 231 but when i looked up the 124 it only listed WSF.. is there any other data i can look at or powders that you know would still work??

I've tried all suitable powders in 9MM, and now I use nothing but HS-6 in all loads and all bullet weights.

Power Pistol and AAC#7 would be my second choice.

Herco is actually the best, but it's a PITA to meter through the powder measure.

AAC#7 was developed by Israeli Military Industries (IMI) specifically for the 9MM
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I've tried all suitable powders in 9MM, and now I use nothing but HS-6 in all loads and all bullet weights.

Power Pistol and AAC#7 would be my second choice.

Herco is actually the best, but it's a PITA to meter through the powder measure.

AAC#7 was developed by Israeli Military Industries (IMI) specifically for the 9MM
if i had powder options right now that would be just dandy.. i bought what the store had left. lol
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