Reload my Glock 17

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by biggun, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. biggun

    biggun New Member

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    I shoot 9mm all the up to 45/70 Do you need to a difference powder for even gun you reload, This is a list of my powders red dot , IMR4198, H4198,H4227, IMR trail boss, clays, Reloder 7, What do I need for my Glock,Can I get some help . Jerry
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    do you need a different powder for every gun? Depends.

    Different cartridges have different pressures, and pressure curves. Powder that does fine in my 9mm or 357 Mag will kill you in a 45-70. No, not a typo- KILL you.

    Loads are going to vary significantly depending on the bullet used- a 115 gr 9mm and a 146 gr 9mm CANNOT use the same amount of the same powder.

    First thing a novice reloader should get is a copy of The ABCs of Reloading- you can get a paperback copy over on Amazon. And pick up a good reloading manual- I'm partial to Lyman and Speer.

    Every powder maker has load data available on line.

    Bear in mind that in SOME cases, the load will vary based on WHICH firearm it is being used in. A load safe for a modern Marlin lever action 45-70 will destroy a trapdoor Springfield.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    +1000 on a good reloading book. Lyman's 49th edition is hard to beat.

    I like Ded Dot for 9mm
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Titegroup is what I run in 9mm
     
  5. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    Winchester 231 is also good.
     
  6. LongRifle50

    LongRifle50 New Member

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    Win 231 is great. Works for all kinds of pistol applications. Meters really well through powder drops, due to its spherical granules..
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I load my 9MM loads to +P or +P+. velocities. These heavy loads seem to like HS6 powder best.

    If loading light target loads, Red Dot and Bullseye do quite well.
     
  8. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    I load Berry's plated 147gr bullets and 3.6 grains of VV 320. It is an expensive but clean and efficient powder.

    I hear lots of good things about Titegroup. I used to use Power Pistol for all my pistol reloading before I switched to 320. Power Pistol is not as clean and produces a bigger flash but has impressive velocities over a wide range of calibers and bullet weights.