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    Darrell Louque

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  1. As said earlier PD load to 1.100, but in my testing I got better accuracy at 1.080". I have shot at that length for years and this is my goto bullet. Works in all my guns from 1911's to short chambered CZ's. Do a search for my name and you should see a spreadsheet with all my loadings.
  2. I do the same except I just shake the bag around for a few seconds to get lube on all the cases and throw them in the feeder.
  3. Do you have any accuracy data to go with what you tested? Does it shoot a 2" group or 6" group? that is important too.
  4. I have 10 lbs of Prima V I need to get rid of, was going to work a load up with it next.
  5. I tried Sport Pistol in my Edge CRP and wasn't impressed. Bullet was 180 Brazos Hi Tek coated @1.185" . I plan to go back to tightgroup, and may work up some loads with Vectan Prima V. 4.4 gr 856 fps, 124 E.S., 31 S.D. accuracy at 25 yards average of 3 five shot groups 3.01" 4.6 gr 878 fps, 83 E.S., 24 S.D. accuracy at 25 yards average of 3 five shot groups 3.57" 4.8 gr 912 fps, 141 E.S., 33 S.D. accuracy at 25 yards average of 3 five shot groups 3.58"
  6. Haven't loaded the ones I got yet, but I plan to test them in my Edge using my Ransom Rest and Sport Pistol powder and do a battery of test. I'm more interested in accuracy at 1.180 and PF between 169-172. I do have excellent minor load using Tightgroup and loaded to 1.135.
  7. My usual mailman knows I get bullets and will put them by the door, but I've caught several especially women put a note on my door saying no one was home so I have to pick the item up at the post office. I'm usually in the computer room watching them and when they come around the other side of the street I bust them. I've called and complained to the post master and he says they are supposed to handle up to 50 pounds. The last time that happened the postmaster made the woman come and apologize. She claimed she just missed it but I knew that was a lie.
  8. For open 9mm stick with jacketed bullets because cleaning the comp is a lot of work. 124 gr Bullets is what I prefer with CFE or Autocomp. For practice you can shoot coated Bullets but you have to spray the comp with a case lube every so often to keep stuff from sticking to the comp.
  9. My load is similar to yours, I use 3.2 gr SP with 145 Rn Bayou bullet at 1.135. Todays chrono with TSO was 902 FPS grouped 10 shots in 1.94" at 25 yds in ransom rest.
  10. Received my order from Brazo's last week, bullets look great. Like the sealed bags they came in, but they need to put a little more packaging tape around the boxes. One of my boxes was busted open on one side when the post office delivered them. I loaded the 150 SWC's up tested them with sport pistol today. 3.2 gr of Sport Pistol at 1.140 shot best. 2.13" at 25 yds in TSO from Ransom Rest. 899 avg FPS 138.4 PF. I want to test with Tightgroup next. Nice clean holes and worked in all my 9mm's at that length.
  11. I agree, knock the ring out and now you have an quick adjustable taper crimp die.
  12. If the factory crimp die by Lee has the carbide ring in the bottom, it will swage the coated and plain lead bullets down and cause accuracy problems. Use a taper crimp die and set it to .378 and that will work great for any 9mm whether its coated, plated, plain lead, or Jacketed.
  13. I think I prefer 135 gr bullets for CO, good compromise between the snap of 124's and push of 147's. At least in my guns they feel better. Shoot for a power factor of 130-132 with Sport pistol, Tightgroup, or AA2 if you looking for better accuracy. The Bayou 135 coated round nose I use I've tested likes an OAL of 1.135". Work up a load with the powder you prefer.
  14. I did some ransom rest testing with my CZ TSO today with 145 Bayou Rn with Solo 1000 powder. I did some testing on the 13th also, with several loads and a few pistols too. Today I found the loads I previously tested were about 60-80 FPS faster, but I had the chrono at 2' instead of my normal 10' due to the range being busy and I didn't want to wait for it to go cold to set the chrono out farther. I was disappointed in how the Solo 1000 (Accurate brand I've had since 2010 laying around) performed with the 145 coated bullets, Sport pistol was better. I have to say today experiment had more to do with testing different OAL's instead of different powder charges. Sweet spot for this bullet seems to be 1.130"-1.135". This excel xlsx file is in zip format because it too large to upload to BE so you have to unzip it. Darrell's Load Data rev 041919.zip
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