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Heres the load.

4.5gr Titegroup

180 Berry plates

1.155 OAL

Shooting a 4" M&P .40. I dont have a reloading book that lists Titegroup as an option with this type of powder. It a Hornady book and they only list their rounds. Should this (in theory) make major PF. Does my OAL look right? Thanks a lot for the help guys, I can always use it.

P.S.- I just got my reloader setup this weekend and this is the first batch that I have ran through it, had no time to chrono.

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Hodgdon lists this on their site.

180 GR. HDY XTP Hodgdon Titegroup .400" 1.125" 4.2 877 26,500 PSI 4.7 978 33,300 PSI

Remember, that's for a jacketed bullet. So, a plated bullet should take less to reach the same velocity.

I'd say for a local, you'd be fine.

But definitely chrono before a major.

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Excellent. Thanks Roberts, for the info. Ive got a USPSA and a multigun match on Sunday. Ill see how these work out and go from there. Whether that means fine tune what I have going so far, or go to a completely different bullet is yet to be seen. Ill report back after the match.

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Heres the short from today: All ammo functioned fine, however, the bullets were tumbling something fierce. Not sure what the issue is as of yet. I decreased the OAL to 1.125" after seeing thats what the majority of load recipes called for, so I will try to take them to the original length and see if there is further issue. This was the only problem I had today, so I dont consider it a total failure. Placed 3rd at the USPSA match and 2nd in the 3gun match. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

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Heres the short from today: All ammo functioned fine, however, the bullets were tumbling something fierce. Not sure what the issue is as of yet. I decreased the OAL to 1.125" after seeing thats what the majority of load recipes called for, so I will try to take them to the original length and see if there is further issue. This was the only problem I had today, so I dont consider it a total failure. Placed 3rd at the USPSA match and 2nd in the 3gun match. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

I've seen a lot of plated bullets tumble due to too much crimp. I've read about some guys having plated bullets that were slightly undersized, causing them to tumble, but, I've never had a batch that was undersized.

Good, jacketed bullets are $100-$125 per thousand and I'll only use plated if I find them considerably less expensive.

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I had a few of the seasoned guys take a look at my reloads yesterday. They all seemed to think there wasnt enough crimp on them. I had done some research before I started and saw a lot of instances were guys were putting to much and causing an issue. I dont think this is the problem though.

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I had a few of the seasoned guys take a look at my reloads yesterday. They all seemed to think there wasnt enough crimp on them. I had done some research before I started and saw a lot of instances were guys were putting to much and causing an issue. I dont think this is the problem though.

Especially with plated bullets, I only crimp enough, so that when you hold a straight edge next to it, there's no "bell". If that's about what you have for crimp, I'd mic the diameter of the bullet. :cheers:

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