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  1. Khaot1c

    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Challenge Accepted Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  13. Does anyone have any idea which power Atlanta Arms is currently using in their Select 135gr FMJ? Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  14. 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
  15. The throats on the Gen5 9mm barrels don't seem to be as 'long' as Gen4. I had to change my Gen4 pet load in order to pass the plunk in a gen5 barrel by shortening the OAL. As far as bullet diameter, my coated bullets are .356 but that's coated and not jacketed. I'd say the standard disclaimer applies - start low and work up.
  16. Some folks have a lot of success doing it that way. However, this appears to be one of those times you may want to try seating and then crimping in two separate steps. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  17. Seating and crimping in the same step? Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  18. Standard load workup process applies. The OAL will be your blend of "fits the mag and plunks the barrel" and charge weight will be a modest starting point based on closest weight/style bullet. We know from Xtreme FAQ that load data for their bullets is around the midrange point for jacket bullets. So perhaps a starting weight 10% lower than the minimum FMJ/JHP charge and work up in small intervals. Chrono for power factor or run until cycles - whichever meets your need. Welcome to the world of unpublished data. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  19. I've heard of folks having great success with WST. One person mentioned using it because it seems to be a power that's still available during shortages. However, Without published data you"ll end up doing a lot of trial and error based on other people's data. Just be cognizant of the error part of that equation. I've switched to sport Pistol and not looked back. I keep a generuous supply on hand. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  20. For what it's worth. After discussions as the Florida Open, the folks that were leading in PCC division recommend running a PCC in the low 140 power factor range. Best combination of cycle and dot tracking for shot calling. With that goal, I did tests over the summer with power coated, plated and jacketed bullets. The precision of those loads ranked in that order with full metal jacket turning in the smallest group. I tested a few powders like N320, WST, WSF, HP38, and Sport Pistol. 320 and Sport Pistol with Jacket ammo was the winning combination. YMMV Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  21. I switched to ASP from Titegroup in 9 minor and HP38/WIN231 in 40 Major. I tried N320 because that's the Voodoo. However, as others have found - my load data between N320 and ASP in both loads (9mm minor AND 40 Major) seemed to be pretty close; within .1 or .2 grains. Given that ASP was giving me what I want and ASP costs a little less I decided to go with that. ASP is giving me VERY acceptable accuracy. If N320 is going to CONSIDERABLY shrink the group size, then I'd consider it. I'd really like to see some temperature sensitivity data for both powders. My tests have been very limited because we just don't get very cold winters (for very long) and when it is cold enough to do decent testing - i can't make it to the range with the chrono. Anyway, I've heard that ASP isn't very temperature sensitive but I've also heard folks having problems on colder days. Not to thread jack, but if anyone can chime in with results, that is useful information for anyone considering which powder to use full time. Especially for folks that shoot Major matches.
  22. I save the CCI for my 1911s with a 19# hammer spring. I use Winchester for the 2011s with a 17# and Remington primers for all things 9mm. I don't shoot many Glocks anymore but the couple I do shoot have 4.5# strike springs. All my primers get seated just below flush. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  23. Sport Pistol has me covered in 9mm minor and 40 major Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  24. I picked a 1050 over a 650 as my second matching because of the primer pocket swage station. I came from a 550 and wanted to increase production rate without the need to add case prep (ream primer pockets) on 9mm brass. I'm loading 9mm and 40S&W to fuel my USPSA and other action shooting hobbies. The 550 loads my smaller quantity ammo. Anything that has needed to be replaced on my 1050 is pennies on the dollar really. Primer tube caps and some retaining clips. That's about it. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  25. If the recoil pulse is significantly different then you can expect a point of impact shift. That introduces quite a few variables in your training that may lead to conscious thought on match day such as remembering holds or adjusting to the timing or feel of your match ammo. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
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