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Loading 9mm FMJ with HP-38 ?


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Hi fellas,

Normally I have used hodgdon universal but with all the 1st time buyers out there I could not find any so I picked up some Hodgdon HP-38 and wondered if anyone here used it previously for 9mm and what kind of results you have had ?

Thanks and glad to have found these forums considering I load with a 650XL.

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Get close to 5.0gr. good stuff, period

DougC

Chopps, since you're new to the Forum, you may not realize that Doug C

is one of The Guys on this Forum to answer your question - don't wait

for other responses (HP-38 is the same as WW231, BTW) - load up

5 gr and you will be happy. Doug knows ... :cheers:

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Trust but verify..... :ph34r: Buy some loading manuals and look up the manufacturer's website to verify stuff, they have loading data on the web.

You should have asked for an OAL, and I should have posted it the first time...... :goof:

Standard OAL is 1.110....but your gun may shoot better with a longer OAL, like 1.120.....1.135.....that is the fun part of reloading...

Have fun!

DougC

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Trust but verify..... :ph34r: Buy some loading manuals and look up the manufacturer's website to verify stuff, they have loading data on the web.

You should have asked for an OAL, and I should have posted it the first time...... :goof:

Standard OAL is 1.110....but your gun may shoot better with a longer OAL, like 1.120.....1.135.....that is the fun part of reloading...

Have fun!

DougC

Oh I agreed Doug .

I have a newer sierra loading manual and always go to there site and verify.

Thanks

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I'm using the following loads for my 226, 229 and 226x5.

115gr mg 115gr jhp

4.8 gr hp38

1.15"

124gr PD fmj

4.5gr hp38

1.150" [not 100% sure on the oal)

115 gr plated

4.6gr

1.116"

the plated bullets are a very light shooting load. prefer the top 2 though.

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