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Please post your favorite 9mm recipes.

Powder, brand and charge.

Bullets, type and weight.

Primers, brand.

Do you clean your cases and primer pockets, any little "special" info, ie, OAL, crimp, catnip in the case, garlic paste on the bullet,etc.

I read the thread on using .380 bullets and I just happen to have a box of them.

Whatcha got?
 

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One that works for me is:
Hornady 124gr. 9mm XTP JHP
CCI 500 Small Pistol Primer (or Remington 1-1/2)
5.8gr. Hodgdon HS-6
OAL 1.06" (26.93mm.)

Also working on another.
Same everything, but 4.6gr Hodgdon HP-38.

Deprime, resize, chamfer (if needed on new cases), tumble clean, primer pocket brush clean, and polish. (corncob media)
Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ case tumbler.
Lee Classic Loader 9mm.
Lee Powder Measure

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I use various cases.
Winchester WSP primers
115 grain Berry's, Rainier Plated bullets or 124 grains Frontier Plated
4.7 grains of Hodgdons Universal Clays.
OAL 1.125"

I run cases through tumbler for a couple hours. I do not clean the primer pockets. And I do crimp. No catnip or garlic for me. I use fairy dust and unicorn poo.
 

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115gr Extreme copper plate
4.5gr HP-38 1.100 OAL

124gr XTP
4.3gr Titegroup 1.060 OAL


De-cap,ultrasonic clean,corn cob tumble, resize, and load (check charge weight / case gauge periodiclly)
and rub with an egg like grandma use to do! (for the evil eye) :D
other than that nothing out of the ordinary!
 

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3.8 grains Bullseye
CCI 500 primer
125 gr cast lead roundnose bullet sized to .358 (Barrel slugs at .357)

I clean the primer pockets since this is a semi-auto and I'm not a big fan of high primers that can cause slamfires.
OAL 1.125"
 

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First i assume NO liability for these loads, use at your own peril/risk!
115 Grain plated Ranier/Berry round nose, Unique at 4.9 grains, (start load at 4.5, max 5.1) CCI small pistol primer, OAL 1.125.
same load and data for the 115 grain hollow point made by Raniers.
PS: the hollow point is not a self defense projectile , well at least it doesn't expand much for me out of a 9MM or a 38 Super, but Midway had them on sale cheaper than the round nose!-SOOOO!
these should be trucking along near 1100 FPS.
 

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Liability Disclaimer - User assumes any and all risk and liability in using any of the Data listed below:

All Loads below use Winchester, Federal, or Magtech Small Pistol Primers.


Note: Surplus FMJ Bullets are of Winchester or Remington mfg.

Speer 88 grn JHP - 5.4 grains of Alliant Red Dot - Velocity - 1450 fps
Speer 100 grn JHP - 5.2 grains of Alliant Red Dot - Velocity - 1320 fps
Surplus 115 grn FMJ - 4.8 grains of Alliant Red Dot - 1180 fps (OAL = 1.135)
Winchester 115 grn JHP - 7.2 grains HS-6/W540 - 1250 fps
Winchester 115 grn JHP - 5.3 grains of Alliant Green Dot - 1275 fps
Winchester 147 grn JHP - 5.4 grains of HS6/W540 or Alliant Blue Dot - 950 fps

Surplus 124 grn FMJ - 4.7 grains of Alliant Red Dot - 1160 fps (OAL = 1.15)
Surplus 124 grn FMJ - 5.0 grains of Alliant Green Dot - 1150 fps (OAL = 1.15)
Surplus 124 grn FMJ - 6.8 grains of HS-6/W540 - 1180 fps (OAL = 1.15)
Surplus 124 grn FMJ - 5.3 grains of WSF - 1120 fps (OAL = 1.15)
Surplus 124 grn FMJ - 5.3 grains of WST - 1140 fps (OAL = 1.15)

Berry's 124 grn PFP - 4.8 grains of WST - 1120 fps (OAL = 1.065) - This is the loading I produce and shoot the most. Very good Match loading!

Cast 124 grn LFP - 4.4 grains of Alliant Green Dot - 1070 fps (OAL = 1.065)
Cast 124 grn LFP - 4.6 grains of WST - 1090 fps (OAL = 1.065)
Cast 143 grn LFP - 5.0 grains of Alliant Blue Dot - 940 fps

There may be some more I've forgotten, but these worked well enough to remember.

Case cleaning varies depending upon circumstances. With my 9mm Match Loading using WST, I just throw the empties in to the Tumbler and let them come clean with the spent Primers.

Once fired Range Brass gets deprimed, washed in an Apple Cider Vinegar Bath, rinsed, washed again in Dish Soap, allowed to dry, then tumble polished. Looks almost new BEFORE it even goes into the Tumbler.
 
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Didn't I read somewhere that WSF is the same as HP-38?
 

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NO!!!!

Win 231 and HP-38 are the same powder. Sorry for yelling - but don't want anybody getting "blowed up".
 

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NO!!!!

Win 231 and HP-38 are the same powder. Sorry for yelling - but don't want anybody getting "blowed up".
I knew it was a Winchester powder, just didn't remember which one.
It does say WSF is good for 9mm.

WSF is an ideal choice to maximize velocities in 12 gauge 1-1/8 oz and 1-1/4 oz loads. Also performs well in 38 Super, 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and other fast shooting action handgun applications.

I wonder if it's cheaper than HP-38?
Guess I'll check next time I'm at Bass.
 

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My current 9 mm recipe: (Use at your own risk)

Clean shiny Brass
Winchester primers
4.2 Grains Bullseye
115 Grain hard cast LRN (Grand Master Bullets)
OAL 1.124 inches
Light crimp

Best if loaded under a full moon! :D
 

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I use a healthier load of Unique (won't say here, it's a +P load) and push a Hornady XTP 115 JHP out of my Kel Tec at 1263 fps. I push it out of my longer Ruger P85 at 1340 fps. It's the hottest load in the Speer number 11 manual, been loading it for years for carry.



First i assume NO liability for these loads, use at your own peril/risk!
115 Grain plated Ranier/Berry round nose, Unique at 4.9 grains, (start load at 4.5, max 5.1) CCI small pistol primer, OAL 1.125.
same load and data for the 115 grain hollow point made by Raniers.
PS: the hollow point is not a self defense projectile , well at least it doesn't expand much for me out of a 9MM or a 38 Super, but Midway had them on sale cheaper than the round nose!-SOOOO!
these should be trucking along near 1100 FPS.
 

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Oh, practice load, 4.5 grains Bullseye, 105 grain SWC...Lee .358" mold sized to .357. Works great for practice, light load, accurate, and reliable. Any lighter and the slide won't properly function. Makes brass easier to find if nothing else. :D It CAN lead a might if of pure lead. Use wheel weights and not a problem, leading will be minimal.
 

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I use a couple different loads,

For defensive loads.

WARNING!!!! This is a max load and works great in my guns but as with any load you should reduce 10% to start in your gun.


Hornady 124gr XTP
4.4grains Hodgdon TiteGroup
CCI SP primers
Federal Brass
C.O.L. 1.060
Runs 1175+FPS in my 5" guns.



For plinking,

This is a very light load, low recoil and report but has proven itself to function in all pistols I have tried.

Any 115grain FMJ bullet
3.8 grains TiteGroup
CCI SP primers
Assorted brass
C.O.L. 1.088
Runs just under 1000FPS in my 5" guns.


I load all with Lee dies, using the seat/crimp die only to seat the bullet and crimp with a Lee Factory Crimp die. Titegroup is made for low charge weights and burns clean and completely, it also will work for .380 to my .50AE!
 

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Note that my "light" cast load above is still very HOT compared to any .380 ACP. This is why I don't carry a .380. :D
 

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Need some info.
I ordered 1000 Berry's 124gr. plated hollow point 9mm bullets.
Has anyone worked up a load for them using HP-38?
After much searching I could not find anyone using the exact same combination.
Closest I could find was 4.5gr HP-38 and OAL of 1.1"
I guess I could load up 5 and see if that works, and then adjust from there.
A chrono would sure be helpful, but I can't buy one right now.
 

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Need some info.
I ordered 1000 Berry's 124gr. plated hollow point 9mm bullets.
Has anyone worked up a load for them using HP-38?
After much searching I could not find anyone using the exact same combination.
Closest I could find was 4.5gr HP-38 and OAL of 1.1"
I guess I could load up 5 and see if that works, and then adjust from there.
A chrono would sure be helpful, but I can't buy one right now.
Hogdon's site says 3.9 to 4.4 of HP-38/231 with a 125 gr Lead. Still cranking them out with the Lee Loader?
 

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Yup.
Going to be busy for a LONG time to make 1000 rounds.
I figure 2, maybe 3 evenings.

Looks like this is going to work out to 14.6 cents a round.
 

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Did more searching, actually found a load for the Berry's 124gr. 9mm. plated HP.
W231/HP38 4.2gr OAL 1.05"
 

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My Berry's bullets were shipped today, probably get here Monday.
Almost 18 pounds of bullets! 27 pounds when loaded! I'm going to need more mags and and holders.
In the meantime I found a way to get a more accurate charge using the Lee Powder Measure and my digital scale which is only .2gr accuracy.
I set the Lee and throw 10 charges into a plastic bottle which I have already tared on the scale.
Then keep making slight adjustments until 10 throws are exactly 10 times the charge I want.
So for the charge in my previous post of 4.2gr., I weigh until I get 42gr. several times in a row.
This gets me down to .02gr accuracy for a single charge.
 
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