9 mm issue with reloading

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by mrbirdguy, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    I have a sigma 9 mm reloading hornady fmj,115
    4.2 grains of clays universal powder my gun won't always eject the brass like factory loads the cases are all with in speck
    What it seams like I need more powder but the hornady reloading book says I should not use more power with out cautioning what do I need to do it would not eject any with only 4 grains of powder
    With 4.2 grain it ejects some of the brass so what do I need to do
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    try a different powder.
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    +1!!!!!!!!
     
  4. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    +2 on trying another powder. 5 grains of Unique behind the 124-grain Hornady XTP works real good.
     
  5. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    How does the clays universal work in 38special
    What powder would you recommend for the 9mm
     
  6. joshfireart

    joshfireart New Member

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    clays is my go to powder i load it in my 44 mag 9mm 38 & 357 and 45 acp its always work great but all i shoot is lead bullets
     
  7. noylj

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    I "assume" you are using Universal and NOT Clays. Clays is a very fast powder that likes to blow up guns if you use just a "little" too much. Universal is down with Unique as being an excellent general purpose powder.
    The following is the data I have compiled. Start at 4.0 and work up to about 5.0gn. I would "guess" that at 4.2-4.4gn, your gun will begin to fully cycle. Somewhere betwenn 4.5 and 5.0gn you will probably find the most accurate load.
    Also, when you mention powders on forums, most people will try, being the friendly and helpful people they are, to convince that some other powder is far superior.
    Bullet Weight Powder Weight Velocity Note Power Factor COL
    FMJ/JHP 115 Universal 4.0 1000 Start 115
    Spr Spr GD-HP 115 Universal 4.5 1029 Start 118
    Spr GD-HP, J-all 115 Universal 4.5 1045 Start 120
    FMJ/JHP 115 Universal 4.5 1100 Max 127
    Spr GD-HP, TMJ, JHP 115 Universal 4.7 1046 Start 120
    Spr Spr GD-HP 115 Universal 5.0 1149 Max 132 1.125
    Spr GD-HP, TMJ, JHP 115 Universal 5.3 1172 Max 135
    Nos JHP 115 Universal 5.3 1235 142
    Sierra JHP 115 Universal 5.4 1246 143
     
  8. mrbirdguy

    mrbirdguy New Member

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    The powder I am using is hodgens universal clays technology hop that helps you deturm what I am downing wrong
     
  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I use Titegroup or Hp-38 for reloading 9mm.
     
  10. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I run 3.2 gr of titegroup under 147fmj. No problems.
     
  11. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I use that same load under a 140 grain lead cast semi-wadcutter. Shoots great out of a Ruger P-95
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    That's my Idpa load for g34. Pisses my buddy off something fierce.

    He has to go 3.5 to get the same velocity from his 5" Springer 1911
     
  13. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I know a lot of the IDPA guys are going to the 40 because they can shoot a much lighter load and reach the power floor. I shoot a 1911 in .45 myself. I use a 200 grain lead cast round nose flat point over 4.9 grains of titegroup.
    Super Accurate, very controlable.

    Sorry. I got a little of topic.
     
  14. lonewolf101

    lonewolf101 New Member

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    I use power pistol in my 9mm

    unique
    bullseye
    tightgroup
     
  15. hnealg

    hnealg New Member

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    I've used 5.0 gr of Univ Clays with a 124 gr bullet. Works like a charm in my Glock 19. I think 4.2 is too low. Check a couple of sources for load data. But there has been some excellent powder suggestions here.