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  1. Khaot1c

    Legion accuracy

    Try 3.8 - 4.0 grains of ASP with a Rockey Mountain Reloaders 124 JHP. That load has done quite well in my PPQ SF, P320 M17/M18, and Gen5 G17 with OEM barrel. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
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    9mm major

    How close to Power Pistol is Silhouette? I've had really good luck with PP in slightly lighter bullets. Curious if you would have enough case volume to get a 147 to 1100 though.
  3. Gen 5 Glocks have surprisingly short throats. When I had a polymer PPQ Q5 Match, that was my plunk test barrel for "universal" ammo. Now that the Q5 match is gone I use a Gen5 barrel. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  4. http://www.competitionelectronics.com/product/prochrono-dlx/ Amazon and a few other vendors carry it. Use an app on your phone or tablet to collect your data. Save and share your data in PDF format. I also use a spreadsheet to keep the loads that do the best. One "tab" at the bottom for every caliber. Be sure to include the gun or barrel that you used when you ran the test. LibreOffice has a great FREE spreadsheet if you don't have Microsoft Excel Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  5. I recommend BOOKS, plural. When picking a starting point, I find it helpful to have 2 or even 3 sources to pull from. I have the Hornady 10th Edition, Lyman's 50th Anniversary , and a Sierra Edition 5, 7th print. You can get a wide array of RECOMMENDATIONS from folks here, but your particular loads will always perform differently due to many different factors. ** My opinion, but not participating at majors isn't really a good reason for NOT using a chrono. If you're investing the money to make your own ammo, why not equip yourself with ALL of the tools necessary? A chrono will tell you more than if you're meeting the rules of a particular division's power factor. While that is important (even at local matches) it's not nearly as helpful as the data you'll gather and use as you increase your reloading knowledge and experience. The magazines are the Achilles heel of the 2011 platform. You picked some very good ones to run - I have had ZERO issues with my MBX magazines and my Atlas Nemesis. Bullet profile means just as much. Not all round nose is created equally. To that end, I run NOTHING plated anymore. I'll use Blue Bullets, Precision Delta jacketed or Rocky Mountain Reloaders jacketed or Jacket Hollow points. Hornady HAP is another favorite. I also prefer a 125/135 bullet in 9mm. Blue Bullets are good but even they cannot match the repeated precision of a quality jacketed bullet.
  6. From what I've read, the primer is crimped to ensure a spent primer doesn't get ejected from the case. An ejected primer could cause a malfunction if it were to interfere with the action of the firearm. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  7. In my testing; FMJs ALWAYS produced the best groups and have the least problems at the press and with the gun. Admittedly, I've switched from coated to FMJ and back again, too many times. Some of that depends on availability with my favorite vendors and some of it my own indecision and maybe to an extent trying to be budget conscious. However, the fact remains that FMJs ALWAYS have better performance. I've totally given up on plated bullets. Don't even consider than an option anymore. If i need to save money, I buy coated. When i want max performance I get jacketed.
  8. Just get Blue Bullets and don't look back. Load em, shoot em, rinse and repeat. That will allow you to Worry about your practice and not your ammo. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  9. Titegroup will probably be the most popular powder. 4.0 grains with a 124/125 FMJ Or 3.1/3.2 grains with a 147 FMJ Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  10. They will probably need to be loaded shorter which will change the charge weight. Have the same issue loading for the PPQ. Work up from minimum and find your happy place. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  11. Sport Pistol seems to have taken hold as a good alternative to N320. It is far cheaper than N320 that is for sure. Some load data even looks like a 1:1 charge weight between N320 and Sport Pistol. You'll definitely want to do your own research and work up loads to find what works for you. I'm using Sport Pistol in 40 Major with 180 gr blue bullets and 9mm minor with 135gr blue bullets. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  12. The goal is to build ammo that closely resembles the performance. I.e. The way the gun recoils and returns. So I'm mostly interested in the speed of their powder. I suppose to that end I could set up lines of powder and do semi scientific burn rate rate test. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  13. Challenge Accepted Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  14. Does anyone have any idea which power Atlanta Arms is currently using in their Select 135gr FMJ? Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  15. I used Alliant Power Pistol to test some RMR 124 JHP loaded at 1.08 OAL. It was based on a recipe from this forum and tested in a Walther PPQ SF - so a 5" barrel. **Standard disclaimers apply: Build workup loads backed off 10% from listed charge and check for pressure signs as you go. Using RP brass and Remington SP primers; 5.4 gr of Power Pistol pushed a RMR 124 JHP to a 10 shot average of 1165 for an average 144 power factor. The high end of these work up loads had a charge of 5.8 gr with a (ten shot) average of 1209 and 150 power factor. Alliant official data on their web page shows a Speer GDHP with an OAL of 1.12 in a 4 inch (test) barrel with CCI 500 primer using a charge weight of 6.4 for 1157
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