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Hi all,

Looking for a WSF minor load for 9mm Glock 17/34. I'm using Xtreme plated 124's. I've done a good bit of searching and the loads are all over the map. I figured that 5.5g would do it. Please no other powder suggestions I have 8lbs I want to burn up. I normally shoot Limited and save the better powder for that.

Thanks!

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I've shot 124 gr. jacketed HPs with WSF, but not plated.

My load, through a Glock 17 was:

5.0 gr. WSF

1.10 OAL

124 gr PD JHP (it's a long 9mm bullet, probably longer than the Xtremes)

CCI SP

Speer brass

I was averaging about 1,070 - 1,080 fps with that load.

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Do you have to use 124gr? We run 3.3gr WSF behind 147gr Bayou (coated). This goes about 900 fps, 132PF or so. I suppose it might be about the same with plated. This is out of our 9mm 1911s. I load to 1.11" OAL for no better reason than it works; our 1911 would chamber anything fro 1.08 to 1.16 with the FP bullets.

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Just started loading WSF with my 9mm Bayou 124gr RN coated Bullets for a 4.5" barrel CZ, and with 4.9gr averaged about 1115fps. Still need to do some adjusting. WSF is all I've got. It works fine, but I've always wanted to try something with a higher burn rate for reduction of perceived recoil cleaner burning. Never had the opportunity to try the favorites.

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Just started loading WSF with my 9mm Bayou 124gr RN coated Bullets for a 4.5" barrel CZ, and with 4.9gr averaged about 1115fps. Still need to do some adjusting. WSF is all I've got. It works fine, but I've always wanted to try something with a higher burn rate for reduction of perceived recoil cleaner burning. Never had the opportunity to try the favorites.

All I could get a year ago was WSF to support my wife and I shooting SC. 147gr coated with 3.3gr WSF gave us a softer load that was reliable, albeit dirty, in our 9mm 1911s. I now have some N320 and I'm working with 115gr coated. Working in the 3.6-3.8gr range is definitely softer than I could get to with WSF, but I'm below 125PF. At 3.7gr the sights hardly deflect. Does seem a bit cleaner than WSF, but in either case I'm down at the dirty end of the range.

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I run 4.6 wsf with a 125gr jhp, avg 1038fps out of a G34

That was at 100deg ambient though per my notes. It'll be a little quicker in the winter.

You know barrels vary quite a bit, somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5 lies your answer. You're just gonna have to chrono some.

take care

Kevn

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Hi I am relatively new to hand loading.  But I swear my WSF powder load is way too snappy.  I am loading Extreme 124G plated, 4.5 WSF, 1.169OAL.  This is considerably more snappy, more recoil, etc than when I fire my factory defensive hollow points out of the box  What am I doing wrong?  Should I drop it down to 4.0 grains or less.

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