nine mm load please

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by raysmithson1, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. am loading 124 gr xtp bullet, with 4 gr of Unique for model 39-2 Smith and Wesson, auto ,, what you think of this for starting load,,
     
  2. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I have a Lyman 49th and a Lee 2nd edition manual and neither show any data for what you ask. Got an older (1994) Speer manual that shows a 124g jacketed using Unique.
    Start 5.2g 1080 fps
    Max 5.8 1180
     

  3. Sounds like me ,, have to get some new manuals,, have looked at different loading in the hogden, etc. so what u think about the starting load of 4 or 4 and half grains of unique with this bullet? won't hold u to it , your answer.... thanks Ray
     
  4. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

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    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    my hornady 7th edition shows for the 9x19mm 124 grain hp-xtp using unique 4.0 grains is starting load at 900 fps up to 4.7 at 1050 fps
    Free advice is worth what you pay for!!!
     
  5. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I am assuming that you are using the XTP's for defense rounds? If so, and I am just saying, I'd go for 4.5 to 4.6g. Just saying. If it for plinking it would be a waste of perfectly good XTP's. Do you have any other powders? My personal preference would be HP-38. You can use it on many calibers and there is always a differential betreen start and max which is good. There again, just sayin.;):)
     
  6. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member



    You got that right!
     
  7. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

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    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    I try to help..Up to the point LOL
     
  8. too all, thank you ,,, for your help ,,, your all too kind,,, Ray
     
  9. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

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    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
    Ray,
    I spent some time near Monterey.. Fort Ord from 90 till they closed it up.
     
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