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I just did load testing this weekend and settled on 3.9g of N320 with DG Bullets 124gr RN at 1.135" for my Legion

 

SD was about 7 and made 128.5PF at 17deg F so it should be fine.

 

I preferred 147s with the regular X5 but the 124s with the tungsten grip. There was no discernible difference on the timer -- just feel in the hand.

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Worked up a load over this weekend for my X5 legion that seems to be working well. 135 grain  SNS poly-coated round nose over 4.5 grains Silhouette, coal of 1.115. 

Chrono between 950 and 980, so PF is between 128 and 132.   I'm new to the reloading game, so working on consistency!   I haven't tested the accuracy specifically, yet, as I was in a bit of a rush the second time at the range Sunday. It certainly seemed like it had "good enough" accuracy, for zapping plates, anyway. No failures with this load out of a test batch of 100, gun cycled perfectly every time. 4.2 grains was too soft, and I was getting a lot of stovepipes and failures to cycle. Chrono numbers for 4.2 grains were around 850. 

  Now I just need to find a way to data log that doesn't involve pen and paper...  😛

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On 1/8/2019 at 8:52 PM, Demp223 said:

-147 xtreme roundnose. 4.0 CFE, CCI small pistol primer. 1.140 OAL. 887 fps. 11.7 SD. 

-147 Blue Bullets round nose. 4.0 CFE, CCI small pistol. 1.110 OAL.  960 fps. 9.2 SD. 

124 Xtreme round nose. 4.1 Titegroup. CCI small pistol. 1.145 OAL. 1103 fps. 9.2 SD

52* at 3100 feet. 

All very accurate. I like recoil pulse better with with 147 Xtreme load best. Double taps just stack up at 10 yds. 

1911 SS Springer guide rod and 12 lb spring with 147  Xtremes and 13 lb with Blue bullets and 124 Xtremes. 

 

Have you tried TG with the 147 xtreme?  I was wondering if my current 9mm load for my other pistols would be good. 147 xtreme, 3.3 TG, Fed Small Pistol, 1.155

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On 10/29/2018 at 7:57 PM, chenault said:

Is anyone running N320 with coated bullets?  If so how are you results?  How many grains is it taking you to get to PF?

Yes,

DG Bullets and Cimarron 147 Grain FP bullets

Vihtavuori N320 at 3.2 grains 

Seated at 1.125” oal

Last major chrono came in at 135 surprisingly but prior tests were around 130-132

 

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Recently been playing around with 147’s and with the legion and I noticed a massive improvement in accuracy going to zero 147 JHP. I’m using 3.9gr of AutoComp for now but and going to do some testing with shooters world clean shot since it’s done so well with the 125’s and my 40 cal 180’s.

current recipe:

Zero 147gr JHP

AutoComp: 3.9gr

OAL: 1.125”

 

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On 10/21/2020 at 2:52 PM, BillChunn said:

Can you provide additional load data?  Overall length?  Powder charge weight?

 

Thanks,

BC

 

Been a while since this request was made.  This is the load currently used:

 

2.9 grains of Vit N320

147 grain Blue Bullets Truncated Cone

1.115 Overall Length

Winchester Small Rifle or Federal Small Pistol Magnum primers

Makes 130-132 power factor and still shoots soft.  The dot in Carry Optics stays within the target through recoil.

 

Was fairly accurate out of the stock Sig barrel.  Changed to the BarSto barrel with the 1:16 twist rate versus the 1:10 of the Sig and accuracy improved.

 

BC

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7 hours ago, BillChunn said:

 

Been a while since this request was made.  This is the load currently used:

 

2.9 grains of Vit N320

147 grain Blue Bullets Truncated Cone

1.115 Overall Length

Winchester Small Rifle or Federal Small Pistol Magnum primers

Makes 130-132 power factor and still shoots soft.  The dot in Carry Optics stays within the target through recoil.

 

Was fairly accurate out of the stock Sig barrel.  Changed to the BarSto barrel with the 1:16 twist rate versus the 1:10 of the Sig and accuracy improved.

 

BC

I’m surprised that makes PF. I’ve always had to run at least 3.1 grains in an X5

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15 hours ago, Rich406 said:

I’m surprised that makes PF. I’ve always had to run at least 3.1 grains in an X5

Barsto barrel has a tighter chamber.  With the stock Sig barrel, used 3.1 grains.

 

BC

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On 3/9/2021 at 9:44 AM, BillChunn said:

 

Been a while since this request was made.  This is the load currently used:

 

2.9 grains of Vit N320

147 grain Blue Bullets Truncated Cone

1.115 Overall Length

Winchester Small Rifle or Federal Small Pistol Magnum primers

Makes 130-132 power factor and still shoots soft.  The dot in Carry Optics stays within the target through recoil.

 

Was fairly accurate out of the stock Sig barrel.  Changed to the BarSto barrel with the 1:16 twist rate versus the 1:10 of the Sig and accuracy improved.

 

BC

 

Magnum primer intentional or just using what's on hand?

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On 10/29/2018 at 7:57 PM, chenault said:

Is anyone running N320 with coated bullets?  If so how are you results?  How many grains is it taking you to get to PF?

3.1 of VV320, behind 147 grain, coated bullets

Probably going to switch it over to Sport Pistol which seems just as clean, and soft at half the cost

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On 5/30/2021 at 10:10 AM, RH45 said:

3.1 of VV320, behind 147 grain, coated bullets

Probably going to switch it over to Sport Pistol which seems just as clean, and soft at half the cost

 

Same.  When the VV N320 runs out, already have two jugs of Sport Pistol sitting on the shelf.

On 5/28/2021 at 4:13 PM, LMS said:

 

Magnum primer intentional or just using what's on hand?

 

Winchester Small Rifle and Federal Small Rifle

 

BC

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