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Just back from testing and fine tuning. 5" 1911 barrel.

Always use WST. Current 9mm is 125 grain moly Bear Creek TC or RN.

OAL was 1.120 up to 1.126. Charge was 4.1 to 4.4; it's about 45d F. the past few days air temp.

Accuracy was best at 4.3. Feeding and ejection perfect.

The above ranks next to 4.5 WST 9mm FMJ Montana Gold at 1.150 as my favorite pet load with good accuracy and quick front sight return, but that OAL worked in a M&P 5". My unramped STI Spartan prefers shorter OAL.

Lee factory carbide die crimper in Station 4 out of a 550b, mixed headstamps and Federal primers always.

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Nealio   

100 gr RNFP Xtreme

6.5 PowerPistol

CCI 500 primer

1.065 OAL

I'm sure nobody will want to run this, but I thought I'd share.

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njl   

The above ranks next to 4.5 WST 9mm FMJ Montana Gold at 1.150 as my favorite pet load with good accuracy and quick front sight return, but that OAL worked in a M&P 5". My unramped STI Spartan prefers shorter OAL.

That 4.5gr WST (is it 124gr) MG load runs about the same FPS as 4.3gr Universal, which is my usual 9mm load. It's good for about 1070fps from a G17.

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hovbuild   

Just back from testing and fine tuning. 5" 1911 barrel.

Always use WST. Current 9mm is 125 grain moly Bear Creek TC or RN.

OAL was 1.120 up to 1.126. Charge was 4.1 to 4.4; it's about 45d F. the past few days air temp.

Accuracy was best at 4.3. Feeding and ejection perfect.

The above ranks next to 4.5 WST 9mm FMJ Montana Gold at 1.150 as my favorite pet load with good accuracy and quick front sight return, but that OAL worked in a M&P 5". My unramped STI Spartan prefers shorter OAL.

Lee factory carbide die crimper in Station 4 out of a 550b, mixed headstamps and Federal primers always.

WST 4.2 is my favorite 9mm load using 124 MG jhp...Runs aboun 1080 out of my CZ 75b! Recoil is good and they shoot great.

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Hello: I tried my pet load the other day with 3 different pistols. The pistols were a Glock 34, S&W M&P Pro and a XD-9 Tactical. We tried some other loads in the pistols as well. It was funny that the same load felt the best in all 3 pistols. It also felt great in my CZ Shadow and Glock 17 when I had them. It is 4.2 grains of Tite Group, 121 Montana Golds, Winchester small pistol primers and an OAL of 1.140". If you get a chance to try it in your pistol let us now how it works for you? We tried some 115-147 loads and the 121's worked and felt the best. Thanks, Eric

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5" M&P non pro. 147 naked lead with 3.2 Solo. dont recall velocity but PF around 130 55 F @5K ft asl. Been shooting this quite a while now and plan on making the jump to Bayou 147's this winter provided they shoot as expected.

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Sin-ster   

MG 124 JHP

4.2 grains VV N320

1.160 OAL

Federal or Winchester Brass

Federal SPP

Makes 130 out of my G17 (factory barrel), with an SD of 7 and far more accuracy than I can squeeze out of it. Squirt gun soft with a worn 13# spring.

Stand by for the tweaks for the M&P 9 Pro I'll have ready to go by the end of the month...

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MG 124 JHP

4.5 gr of HP38

1.14 OAL

Federal primers

Sig p226 (4.4in barrel)

Power factor: 127

Just used this load at the 2011 U.S. IPSC Nationals

Dardas Cast bullet 122 Flat Point

4.4 gr of HP38

1.12 OAL

Federal Primers

XDm 5.25

Power Factor: 142

Used at the 2011 NC Sectional

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mizer67   

115gr JRN Precision Delta

5.9gr Silhouette

1.148 OAL

Work up at your own risk. It's a tack driver when I do my part. Based on D. Manley's info, so thanks and credit to him.

Eight rounds, 15yrds:

load15yards.th.jpg

I tried this load with a 115 FMJ Zero, and it is, indeed a tack driver. A bit snappy though.

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Carlos   

mixed brass

WSP

BBI 130gr

1.135"

VV N310 3.3gr

131PF from a G34

Standard disclaimers about using N310. That said, it's easy to get right now! ;)

more data in this thread:

http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=84278

Mixed brass

Zero 147 grn JHP

Winchester or Federal small pistol primer

3.2 grns Vihta Vouri N-310

1.150" OAL

About 875 FPS from SP-01 cz75; slightly more from a Glock

REPEAT: see warnings and disclaimers posted by Noah. This load is NOT a "published / book load."

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StevieD   

Mixed brass

Winchester small primers

147 gr Ranier Ballistics JHP

3.4 gr Tite Group

1.150 OAL

S&W 9MM Pro with 14# spring

at 37 degrees F

HI = 921 fps HI PF = 135,387

LO = 862 fps LO PF = 126,714

AV = 891 fps AV PF = 130,977

My very first ever reloads so some of the variation could be due to inexperience and not real consistant loads. But "they shoot good".

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Scoobb   

Right now mine is:

Berry's 124gr rn

4.6 or 4.5 imr sr7625

CCI spp

1.150 oal

This is for a 9mm xdm 4.5" barrel, stock spring

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RH45   

Mixed brass

Winchester small primers

147 gr Ranier Ballistics JHP

3.4 gr Tite Group

1.150 OAL

S&W 9MM Pro with 14# spring

at 37 degrees F

HI = 921 fps HI PF = 135,387

LO = 862 fps LO PF = 126,714

AV = 891 fps AV PF = 130,977

My very first ever reloads so some of the variation could be due to inexperience and not real consistant loads. But "they shoot good".

I'm sure a big part of it is due to using mixed brass.

I don't know what you mean by "they shoot good", but, with that much variation, I'd be surprised to see it group much less than 4" at 25 yards. :surprise:

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GarrettC   

I went to the range today to chronograph my loads and to do some IDPA practice. The groups were fairly tight considering I was practicing 2-2-2 drills and weak hand/strong hand. My practice distant was 10 yards (30 feet) and several of the groupings were touching and in or near the center. I used 2 different guns with basically the same results.

Weather - Sunny and clear, temperature in the low 50's and approx. 45-50 percent humidity.

Mixed cases

Federal small pistol primer

147 grain Montana Gold

3.4 grains of TG

1.145 OAL

.375 crimp

Chronograph results at 10 feet:

Gun 1 - Springfield XDm 4.5

Average velosity - 899.3fps

Extreme spread - 12.4fps

Standard deviation - 6.3

High- 904.6fps

Low - 892.2fps

132 pf (132,197.1 actual)

Gun 2 - Beretta Brigadier Elite II

Average velocity - 889.3fps

Extreme spread - 14.3fps

Standard deviation - 8.1

High - 898.7fps

Low - 884.4fps

130pf (130,727.1)

Edited by GarrettC

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Well no one has said it, 4.7 grns of Unique with a 125 cast bullet is a super accurate load. Yea its a little dirty, you got to clean anyway.

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RePete   

My 9mm load is

147gr Frontier CMJ

3.9gr/Unique

OAL = 1.115"

PF = 137000

This is also the load I use test the chrono's when I'm the ammo nazi at the matches.

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sardus   

This load has proved to work, well Both very accurate and extremely clean ...

124 gr. M/G jhp

4.0 Grs. universal clays

Fed. small pistop primer

1.45 oal

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njl   

This load has proved to work, well Both very accurate and extremely clean ...

124 gr. M/G jhp

4.0 Grs. universal clays

Fed. small pistop primer

1.45 oal

I think you mean 1.145"?

Have you chrono'd that? It's about 10% below Speer's and Hodgdon's minimum load. OTOH, I load that bullet much shorter (closer to 1.1") and with about 4.3-4.4gr, it does over 1100fps.

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mcracco   

4.5gn WSF

124gn Berry's FNHB

Fed 100 primer

1.075" OAL (for M&P with SL barrel)

WCC brass for practice / WIN brass for matches

Moderate recoil, no smoke, accurate.

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Sal1950   

This load has proved to work, well Both very accurate and extremely clean ...

124 gr. M/G jhp

4.0 Grs. universal clays

Fed. small pistop primer

1.45 oal

I think you mean 1.145"?

Have you chrono'd that? It's about 10% below Speer's and Hodgdon's minimum load. OTOH, I load that bullet much shorter (closer to 1.1") and with about 4.3-4.4gr, it does over 1100fps.

Yep that would be a very light load.

I load 124g JHPs over 4.5g of Universal to 1.080 OAL and use Federal Magnum primers.

Sal

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I have been shooting

Mixed range brass (mostly Win, Federal, Speer, and R P)

124 Gr. MG CMJ

1.12 OAL

Win SP

4.0 gr TiteGroup

Recoil in my 75 Shadow feels similar to the 124 gr Speer Lawman load.

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