nine mm load please

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  1. raysmithson1

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    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,,
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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
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    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
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    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!!!
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    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.;):)
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    You got that right!
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    I try to help..Up to the point LOL
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    too all, thank you ,,, for your help ,,, your all too kind,,, Ray
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    Ray,
    I spent some time near Monterey.. Fort Ord from 90 till they closed it up.
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