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starting point for 700X @130 PF


Nimitz

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Hi all

I'm starting up reloading after a long break and found a box of 225 rds of 9mm that I reloaded a while back when I couldn't get any WST.  the box says 700x. I pulled one rd and it was a 147 grain bullet w/5.4g of 700X.  I looked in my reloading database and the only thing I have is data for 115g/3.6 g of 700X for a PF of 106 (an old steel challenge load).  

For a 147g bullet 5.4g of 700x does not seem right to get  around 130 PF .... so

 

anyone have any 9mm  load data for 700x with 115g/124g/147g bullets?

 

If my load data for the 115g is correct I don't think I want to try and shoot the 147g/5.4g reloads?

 

 

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The Hodgdon data for a 147gr Hornady XTP bullet maxs out at 2.9gr with only a 123 power factor. There COAL is at 1.100", that I would consider short for that weight bullet.

 

A lead or plated bullet with a longer OAL is likely to allow getting where you want.

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23 minutes ago, Farmer said:

Are you sure it’s 700X in them?

 

Exactly, something isn't as it seems. That or someone was drunk, high, or both when they loaded those, lol.

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22 minutes ago, 4n2t0 said:

 

Exactly, something isn't as it seems. That or someone was drunk, high, or both when they loaded those, lol.

😄 That or put them in the closest available box. That load is closer to HS6 or AA7 and those two would definitely be easy to distinguish from 700X. 

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I'm going to pull a few more bullets to see what's up.  I'm sure its 700x and the one bullet I pulled weighed 146.8 grains. OAL is 1.15

since I have WST now I may just pull them all to be safe & reload the cases with WST which is what I've been using forever and have good load data ...

 

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30 minutes ago, Nimitz said:

well I pulled a few more and they were all 5.5g  with 147g bullets ... looks like I'm just going to pull them all and reload with WST ...

 

Probably best, although I doubt you would have loaded that much 700x. Is the powder flake with yellow markers? Like these:

 

Link 1

Link 2

 

If you don't care, tell my curious ass to faq off, I'll understand.

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so the power was definitely those gray flat disks - didn't see any yellow makers but I didn't look that close. 

 

So thinking back 2 years ago I was shooting with Ben Stoeger and the morning of the 2nd day I loaded up my mags and the first round I fired ended up cracking the slide of my STI Steelmaster.  at the time we just thought I somehow had double charged a load but with WST that would have been really had to do ... I'm now thinking that I had grabbed this box of loaded 700X rds and that was the first rd fired ... :(

 

This is all starting to make sense now which means I DEFINITELY do not want to shoot these rds ... appreciate everyone's help in getting to the bottom of this - at least I didn't load 2000 rds with 700X ... :)

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