Checked that with older Hornady data before there was a TiteGroup. They used 1.105" for the 115 gr. FMJ. I'd consider that as Minimum OACL; you can load longer if you like. Kind of depends on the pistol and how it's throated, i.e. chamber length. There is an easy way to find the best OACL using jacketed bullets. I gave instructions on how to do that here: http://blog.westernpowders.com/2019/01/and-now-for-something-completely-different/ I used JHPs, but it's the same for 9mm FMJ. Basically, it's for determining where the bullets ogive contacts the Leade/Rifling in the barrel.Can anyone help me out - I'm looking for specific reload data for 115 grain Hornady FMJ RN bullets and using Titegroup powder. Specifically min & max recommended loads and OAL info.
My Lyman book does not include FMJ RN Hornady
Thanks in advance
Is there a specific reason why you would not use titegroup with lead or poly coat other than its fast burning ability? I have a full lbs looking at me lol for some reason on all the research I did prior to buying my reloading stuff lots of people recommended it as a good beginner powder. I am eager to try out all my cfe pistol rounds next range trip to see the difference between hp-38.They did, however, load the 115 gr. XTP. If you were looking at a Hornady manual, the data would be the same for the 115 gr. XTP, FMJ or HAP.
Just to be sure you get the data, Lyman loaded from 4.0 - 4.5 grs. of Titegroup. The Max charge shows velocity at 1119 FPS. The 4.0 gr. load chrono'd 1046 FPS with the lower pressure of 27,100 CUP while the SAAMI Max Average Pressure, MAP, for the 9 x 19mm is 33,000 CUP.
Titegroup is one of the hottest burning handgun powders you can use. If it were me, I'd use the start or a lower charge and as you use it up, consider a powder better suited to the performance you want. I would not use TiteGroup for cast lead or poly-coated. There has been a recent development with 2 powders made specifically to be poly-coated friendly. Alliant Sport Pistol and WIN W244. Very well suited to target and competition loads. For defense applications, Ramshot Silhouette is about as good as it gets and has a flash suppressant in its chemistry. Been using it in my 9mm defense loads for some years now. Hodgdon CFE Pistol is similar, and V-V 3N37 if you have it. You may not like its price if you don't. And of course, Ramshot True Blue makes for great loads at a number of different velocity levels. I use it for accuracy loads and it comes by low flash naturally since it's very dense and very fine grained. Meters like fine hourglass sand. Its uniformity is unrivaled.
As your loads get higher in pressure using TiteGroup, the burn temps increase dramatically. A ballistics program like Quik Load can give you those temps. When you see guys that are loading cast bullets over TiteGroup, like say 147 gr. Cast in 9mm competition loads, and they mention the loads being smoky, that may be due to lead being burned at the heel of the bullet. With poly-coating it can melt the coating off the bullet.Is there a specific reason why you would not use titegroup with lead or poly coat other than its fast burning ability? I have a full lbs looking at me lol for some reason on all the research I did prior to buying my reloading stuff lots of people recommended it as a good beginner powder. I am eager to try out all my cfe pistol rounds next range trip to see the difference between hp-38.