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Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by DukeSoprano, Jan 21, 2019.
My go to load for major power factor is a 200gr SWC Precision Bullet on top of 4.8gr of Titegroup and a Winchester primer. Even on a cool morning these have always made power factor. And yes I’ve seen people not make PF on colder days.
I'm following, I load 9mm, about to buy 45 dies. Need a good load for IDPA.
200 grain SWC made by Ibeji heads seated over 4.1 grains of Promo -- cci 300 primer
back during the ammo shortage when Obama 1st got elected I was shooting a lot of skeet with my then 10 year old son -- I started reloading for shotgun -- Promo was a powder I could get my hands on, cheap, and I bought a few 8 pound jugs -- Promo is a replacement for red dot which is primarily a shotgun powder but also a pistol powder
I use it in all my handgun loads -- 38 special, 38 super, 9mm and .45acp
A little dirty but it works just fine and makes major pushing that 200 grn SWC in 45 acp
Duke I am using 5.9g of N340 with a Bayou 230g coated RN on top. This load is down from 6g and will go down further. I have not chrono'd the 5.9 yet due to the FRIGID f'ing weather we are having. However 6g made a power factor of 191.5 so I have lots of room to go down for USPSA.
I shot my first regulation match the other night and stage 1 had 3 targets, 25 yards, 2 shots each, and you had 5 seconds to shoot all 3. With a PF of 191 getting the gun out of recoil back on target was a challenge when fighting the clock! LMAO Grasshopper you must lighten your load!
I'll keep you posted. (note that I already feel the difference with 5.9g)
What powder do you use for 9mm? It will probably work in .45.
Use enough to get 850 fps with a 200 grain bullet. I would use a semiwadcutter if the gun feeds them, there are a few 200 gr roundnose if it won't.
I am using TiteGroup with 147 PD fmj
Why 200 grain instead of 230?
230gr fmj over 4.7grs of Winchester WST.
I don't use the stuff, but I am sure you can find a "recipe." Look on Benos.
The 200 gr SWC is kind of a tradition in practical shooting and I think it gives a well balanced load at Major power factor. You may of course, try 185 or 230; they all work.
Do you know the velocity or power factor on this load
Averages 750fps out of my 5" barrel. Power factor would be 172. Very soft recoil impulse.
4.7 WST, 230gr Xtreme plated, 1.26 OAL, .470 crimp, 776 FPS, 178 PF out of my 5” CQB.
In for the info.
230 gr. Zero JHP, 4.8 gr. N320.
ACCURATE, soft shooting.
My old go to load for IPSC was 230 LRN over 5.7 grains of 231.....Not for the timid or those that fire weak rounds through their prize race guns.....R.O. hated me when it came to spot check rounds.
I’ve got N320, Clays, Titegroup and WST to play with this spring. I just shot my last .45 loaded ammo Sunday.
loaded up a few major recipes today but I have calculated my recent hit factors and I would of been in the same positions if I would have been scored as major rather than minor (as I have been)