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Can't seem to find bullets.

Information on reloading for precision or money saving, equpiment to use, powder and primer suggestions, all welcome

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Postby CTSixshot » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:41 pm

FWIW, I see Grafs has 8 pounders of Accurate 5744, for those of you that were seeking this stuff.
http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pro ... ductId/230

As for .380 Auto, these look decent; in stock, too:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/204642 ... llow-point



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Postby Ngneer2111 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:20 pm

So now the big question..

I've got Aliant Unique powder. I'm having trouble finding load data for the 100 grain plated bullets for both .380auto and 9mm.

Any suggestions on where to look or load sizes???

Getting excited!!!! Almost ready for my first loads!!!
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Postby newguy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:31 pm

If they are berry bullets. There website suggests you load midrange FMJ load data

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Postby CTSixshot » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:21 am

Ngneer2111 wrote:So now the big question..

I've got Aliant Unique powder. I'm having trouble finding load data for the 100 grain plated bullets for both .380auto and 9mm.

Any suggestions on where to look or load sizes???

Getting excited!!!! Almost ready for my first loads!!!


Oftentimes you never find data for a specific bullet. You'll have to figure the closest match and enter the grey area.
Usually a lighter bullet gets more powder, so if you find data for a 115gr cast or plated bullet, use the middle charge as a starting point for your 100 grainer. Seat the bullet incrementally until there's no interference when you do the drop-in chamber check (you'll need to take the flare out for chamber testing). Seat about .010" beyond interference and record this as your COL for this bullet combination.
Go test fire a few to see if they function properly. Repeat until you get a working load.
Sometimes obscure bullets require a little fudging. Measure other similar bullets and seat to the same base depth that the known bullet seats to. If the COL functions, you'll be pretty close.
If this sounds too much like guesswork, buy bullets that are listed in your load manuals and stick to published data.

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Postby CTSixshot » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:42 pm

I'll have to remember to pull out my Lyman's Cast Bullet Handbook, as well as some other older load manuals and see if they list anything. Be advised, even if they do list a 100 grain cast/plated bullet, you still don't know 100% if it's the same bullet that you have.

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Postby SR9 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:02 am

I have SNS cast in 9mm and 124gr and I started with 4.0gr of unique with the bullet seated at 1.125.

I ended up with 4.4gr and 1080fps for a final load.

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Postby CTSixshot » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:43 pm

Very little load data regarding plated or cast bullets of 100gr. I did find this in Hornady's 3rd Edition, 1982 printing:
380 Auto: 100gr FMJ #3552 at .980" 3.4gr to 4.4gr Unique

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Postby Ngneer2111 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:57 pm

My bullets shipped on wednesday, should be here any day.
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