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Posted: July 27 2009 at 11:57am | IP Logged Quote mblascak

hey everyone, I have run into a little snag. I purchased two boxes of 125 gr. LRN 9mm cast bullets. the problem is I cannot find proper load data for them. I have searched and i have seen people stating that the load data for the 124 gr. LRN bullets can be used safely. is this true? i know it depends on the brand of powder, as well as possibly the primers (just using small pistol primers) but was just curious if the 124 gr load data is accurate enough.

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Posted: July 27 2009 at 1:41pm | IP Logged Quote micway71

From Lee's reloading manual:

Blue Dot   8.2-8.2
Bullseye   4.7-4.9
Herco      6.2-6.2    
Green Dot   5.0-5.2
accur #7    7.5-8.3
Red DOT     4.3-4.5
Unique      5.3-5.5
Accu #5     5.6-6.2

Accur #2    4.1-4.5

Go to each powder's website to ascertain I have not mistyped any info. I just got 1K of the 125 grain and will use the above. The info is out there! I weighed some of my lead rounds and they varied some and asked could I use the same loads and searched and found yes.

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Posted: July 27 2009 at 2:13pm | IP Logged Quote mblascak

thanks Micway71! i will look for more published data as well. i have the Lyman reloading manual, but will be getting a couple others.

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Posted: July 27 2009 at 2:35pm | IP Logged Quote The_Shadow

mblascak, Welcome to Handloads!

I have loaded those very Blue Dot and Herco loads as well as Power Pistol too! Great results and accuracy...only complaint was Herco being a little on the dirty side.

Be sure to check for leading, not knowing what lube they are using...you may see some smoke also!



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I've always had great luck with those bullets. I just use the data for 125gn bullets. But I don't try to get real hot loads with any lead bullet.

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TexIndian wrote:
I've always had great luck with those bullets. I just use the data for 125gn bullets. But I don't try to get real hot loads with any lead bullet.


I've had real good results with 8.X grains of Blue Dot and a 125 cast bullet at 1300fps. Hot loads with fast powders like Bullseye will give you leading.

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Posted: July 27 2009 at 8:18pm | IP Logged Quote micway71

mblascak wrote:
thanks Micway71! i will look for more published data as well. i have the Lyman reloading manual, but will be getting a couple others.

No problem at all. The guys on here have been very helpful to me. I have started coming across Large primers, but no luck on the small primers as of yet so I have been unable to load any 9mm yet.
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Posted: July 27 2009 at 10:16pm | IP Logged Quote Leftoverdj

mblascak wrote:
hey everyone, I have run into a little snag. I purchased two boxes of 125 gr. LRN 9mm cast bullets. the problem is I cannot find proper load data for them. I have searched and i have seen people stating that the load data for the 124 gr. LRN bullets can be used safely. is this true? i know it depends on the brand of powder, as well as possibly the primers (just using small pistol primers) but was just curious if the 124 gr load data is accurate enough.


Loading cast bullets ain't all that exact. There is more variation between pistols than a few grains of weight will make. I'm comfortable with a 5% variation. I'd cheerfully use 125 grain starting load data with anything from 120 to 130 grain cast bullets.
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Posted: July 28 2009 at 5:30am | IP Logged Quote farmall

I have found 231 meets my needs for this application. 4.0-4.2gn at an OAL of 1.190 give me everything I need from the 9mm.

Start running a few of these bullets over the scale and you'll see enough variation in weight to realsie that 1gn difference in bullet weight has no real bearing on load data, but it's always good to be cautious.

BTW, welcome to the forum mblascak!

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