Handgun Loads - All Calibers

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10 MM reloading data

Bullet Barrel Powder weight Velocity Primer AOL
135 Nosler JHP G29 800X 13.5 1543 CCI mag 1.26
135 Nosler JHP G29 800X 14.5 1596 CCI mag 1.26
135 Nosler JHP G29 Power Pistol 10.5 1297 CCI mag 1.26
135 Nosler JHP G29 AA#7 13.5 1310 CCI 350 1.255
135 Nosler JHP G20 AA#7 13.5 1409 CCI 350 1.255
135 Nosler JHP 6”KKM AA#7 13.5 1557 CCI 350 1.255
155 GDHP 6”KKM 800X 10.2 1356 CCI 350 1.26
155 GDHP G20 800X 12.3 1465 CCI 350 1.26
155 GDHP 6”KKM 800X 12.3 1578 CCI 350 1.26
155 GDHP G20C Blue dot 11.8 1264 CCI 350 1.26
155 GDHP G20C Blue dot 12.8 1305 CCI 350 1.26
155 GDHP 6”KKM Blue Dot 12.8 1451 CCI 350 1.26
180 xtp G29 800X 10.8 1263 CCI 350 1.26
180 xtp G29 Blue Dot 11 1167 CCI 350 1.26
180 GDHP G29 Blue Dot 11.8 1257 CCI 350 1.26
180 xtp G29 AA#7 10.9 1145 CCI 350 1.255
180 xtp G20 AA#7 10.9 1189 CCI 350 1.255
180 XTP 6”KKM AA#7 10.9 1266 CCI 350 1.255
200 beartooth G20 800X 10 1272 CCI 350 1.26
200 beartooth 6”KKM 800X 10 1380 CCI 350 1.26
200 xtp G29 AA#7 10.3 1092 CCI 350 1.255
200 xtp G20 AA#7 10.3 1141 CCI 350 1.255
200 xtp 6”KKM AA#7 10.3 1205 CCI 350 1.255
Powder manufacturer reloading data
180 GDHP 5” Blue Dot 11 1295 CCI300 1.25
180 XTP 5” AA#9 11.2 1093 WLP 1.25
180 XTP 5” AA#9 13.5 1341 WLP 1.25

Gelatin data ammo:

DoubleTap 10mm
135gr JHP @ 1600fps - 11.0" / .70" frag nasty
155gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1475fps - 13.5" / .88"
165gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1400fps - 14.25" / 1.02"
165gr Golden Saber JHP @ 1425fps - 14.75" / .82"
180gr Golden Saber JHP @ 1330fps - 16.0" / .85"
180gr XTP @ 1350fps – 17.25” / .77”
180gr Gold Dot JHP @ 1300fps - 15.25" / .96"
200gr XTP @ 1250fps - 19.5" / .72"
230gr Equalizer @ 1040fps - 11.0" and 17.0" / .62" and .40"
 
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FWIW those loads are all VERY hot. Unless you're running a stouter recoil spring you're most likely going to bottom out the recoil spring and batter your frame.

The other load I mentioned several posts up, 200XTP with 9.8gr of Blue Dot is about the border of what the OEM G20 setup can handle without battering the recoil spring. Take it for what it's worth, please work into the loads.
 

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Load for my 1911 Nighthawk Customs GRP Recon

Rem Brass
230 Montana Gold RN FMJ
WLP
4.2 VV N310
COL: 1.260

Very accurate & Clean.

 

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45 ACP 5" Baer 1911

5.5 gr TiteGroup
200 gr Hornady XTP
Federal +P brass
F150 Primer
1.227" COAL
0.469 - 0.470 taper crimp

Accurate, mild recoil, and 100% feeding reliability.

 
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45 Long Colt, Ruger NMBH, 4-5/8" SS barrel
Starline brass
Fed 150 LP primer
LBT 280 gr WFN cast bullet (air cooled wheel weights) http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=164887550
23 gr H110, gives 1100 fps, powder charge was "thrown" from Dillion 550 powder meter.
67 ES, 20 SD for 10 rounds which gives 1.5", 25 yd 10-rd groups with my old eyes.
Stout recoil but not unpleasant.

Every manual says to use magnum primers with H110 but my ES/SD/accuracy is worse, much worse.

Alan
 

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Glock 35

various brass
MFG 180 FN
CCI primers
4.0 Tightgroup
1.135 coal

Soft shooting load, brass doesn't show any signs of being Glocked
 

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44 MAG Raging Bull 6" barrel
240gr Rainier HP 19.0 grains 2400
240gr Rem SJHP 20.0 grains 2400

45 acp 1911 5" barrel
200gr lswc 6.0 grains clays universal


45 acp xd 4" barrel
200gr lead IDP#4-xd 6.4 grains clays universal
230gr jhp 5.6 grains clays universal or 5.0 grains Hi-Skor 700x
 

Barney88PDC

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Soft 40 S&W load for USPSA in my STI Executive 5" bull barrel. I was loading long but decided to go to spec length so I didn't have to have long 40 for my limted gun and "regular" length for all my other guns.

Mixed brass
Win SP Primer
180gr Montana Gold JHP
4.8grn VV N320
1.135" OAL.
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold">50 Action Express (AE)</span>
Desert Eagle

300gr. Speer GDHP
Starline Brass <span style="font-style: italic">(only aftermarket brass manufacturer for 50AE)</span>
CCI #350 Primer
34.0gr. H-110
OAL - 1.580" w/ Taper Crimp (brass trim length 1.280")

Accurate and less thump than the 325gr. bullet. Makes shooting the 50AE enjoyable.


<span style="font-weight: bold">45 ACP</span>
Springfield XD (4" bbl)

230gr. Rainier Ballistics Round Nose
4.5gr. TiteGroup
Winchester Brass
WLP Primer
OAL - 1.260" <span style="font-style: italic">(brass trim length .893")</span>

185gr. Rainier Ballistics Hollow Point
7.3gr. Alliant Unique
Starline Brass
CCI #300 Primer
OAL - 1.220"

185gr. Rainier Ballistics Hollow Point
5.6gr. Titegroup
Remington Brass
WLP Primer
OAL - 1.215"

* All 45ACP w/ minor Taper Crimp.
 

dvdt

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My contribution for 9mm loaded on a XL 650.

<ul style="list-style-type: disc">[*]mixed cases which are mostly federal and winchester[*]CCI #500[*]124 grain FMJ-RN Precision Deltas[*]4.0 grain Hodgdon Titegroup[*]1.10" COAL[*]0.378" crimp[/list]

10 shot strings using a CED M2 w/ infrared screens.

HK USP Fullsize:

High 1049
Low 1017
E.S. 32
Avg 1035.6
S.D. 7.9

HK P2000sk:

High 1019
Low 988.9
E.S. 30.1
Avg 1003.7
S.D. 10.1
 

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Favorit Comp Loads

9mm s&w m&p Compact
115gr horandy FMJ
Powder Pistol 6.2g
CCI SP Primer
runs 1129

40 G20 to 40 lone wolf conversion
200gr Round Nose (cast)
Win 231 4.0g
CCI Primer
runs 875
 

427Cobra

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My IDPA Gamer Load
Various Brass
CCI Primer
180 Berries
3.2 Clays
1.130 COAL

132PF and accurite
 

Ishallbie O'Cullkillin

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I tried 12gr 800x under a 135 Nosler in my KKM barreled stock length G20 and got 1675fps. That's 2 grains shy of the IMR listed max load. I got flat WLP primers with that load. I will back off 1gr. and use CCI primers next time.
 

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This is a 44 Magnum knockaround load I developed for my Step-Dad's Virginian Dragoon 44 single action revolver. It is satisfyingly accurate and still hits hard enough to be a great small game load, but won't tire ya' out like the full-house magnums can. And while I haven't chronographed it, velocity should be around 850 fps. That's middle of the road 44 Special velocities from the bigger case, but no fouling ring in the chambers of your mag from shooting the shorter cartridge.

240 grain cast SWC
5.0 grains Titegroup (it's not position sensitive, so even with the small charge velocities remain uniform)
CCI Large Pistol primer
Any brand 44 Magnum case
Medium crimp
 

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bohem-
not sure what your experience is using a load of 16.0 red dot in a 44 x 240gr swc, but that's about twice any reasonable max load for same. sure you don't mean 6.0? that'd make a great double action practice load at about 850fps or so. would think 16.0 would be so far over any sensible load, it'd blow the gun. possible you meant "blue dot"? hope you don't mind the comment, but it stuck out like a sore thumb to me.

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44 Magnum
Mixed brass
Wolf LP primer
~.015 roll crimp

240 LRN hard cast (water quenched)
Sized to .430" and lubed with NRA formula Lube

Ruger SRH 9.5" barrel

12.0gr Unique - 1150 fps
12.5gr Unique - 1375 fps Recoil is sharper, primers flattened up, bordering on max load.
16.0gr Red Dot - 1250 fps

Accurate load, easy shooting, recoil is mild.

EDITED to add MV for 44mag & 12.5gr Unique [/quote]
 

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Loads for my RIA 5" 1911 in 45ACP

185gr LSWC (BH15)
Mixed cases
CCI300 primers
4.6gr Bullseye
1.140"
Avg Velocity is 830fps @ 10'

230gr LRN (BH15)
Mixed cases
CCI300 primers
4.6gr Bullseye
1.220"
Avg Velocity is 803fps @ 10'
 

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Just came up with a new recipe today.
2 different shooters: 1-RH, me LH
3 different guns: SIG 1911 5", HK USP45 4.4" , SIG P220 4.4"

5.2g of Hodgen HP-38
*5.0g was very close but 5.2g produced the tightest group for us
CCI #500(yes, small pistol primer) mainly Federal brass
Rainier Ballistics 230gr plated .451 RN
1.267-1.269"
 

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<span style="font-weight: bold">.45ACP</span>
<span style="font-weight: bold">Sig P220R </span>

230gr Zero Bullet
4.6gr Winchester 231
Winchester WLP
Mixed Brass
1.25 OAL
SUPER soft shooting and very accurate.
 

Grump

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.45 ACP
5-inch
WLP Primers mostly, switching to CCI
H&G 68 200-gr cast SWC (close to Lyman "pistol" alloy, not super-hard)

Rem, FC, WW & Western (yeah, it's old) brass, no big differences

5.1 WW 231, 820 fps

5.5 Alliant Unique, 830 fps

6.0 Alliant Unique, 890 fps

Good accuracy with all three.
 

Sportin Wood

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Anyone have a good starting load for the 45acp Glock 21.. mayve using the 230gr or 200gr Hornady XTP's??
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: StanwoodSpartan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Anyone have a good starting load for the 45acp Glock 21.. mayve using the 230gr or 200gr Hornady XTP's?? </div></div>

My pet load for 45 ACP, Kimber Team Match II is as follows:

230 gr. Winchester FMJ
Win. Super Target (WST) - 4.5 gr.
CCI 300 Primer
Seated to 1.250" and crimped with a Lee Factory Crimp Die

This is a good soft load that I enjoy shooting, and can handle 200 rounds an afternoon with. Very little muzzle rise.

I can shoot ragged holes at 10 yds. with this load.
 

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45ACP
230gr. Sierra FMJ or 230gr. Rainier RN
5.0gr. Bullseye
mixed brass
CCI Large Pistol Primer

.357 Magnum
158gr. Hornady FP/XTP
Fed. 200 (mag) Primer
16.0gr. H-110
FC Brass
*For lighter target load i used 158gr. Rainier RN; 7.0grs. of Unique; WSP Primer

9mm Luger
115gr. Rainier RN
WSP Primer
4.2gr. Titegroup
WCC Brass

50AE
300gr. Speer GDHP
33.5gr. H-110
CCI magnum primer
IMI Brass

Im now working on some .32 S&W Long Handloads
 

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.44 Rem Mag. 6 inch S&W 29-3
22 grains H110, CCI 350 Large pistol Mag, Nosler 240 JHP .429, once fired MagTec brass.
Per Hodgdon direction, I put a pretty tight roll crimp on.
While Hodgdon has 23 grains as start charge,
Speer #14 has a start charge of 22 grains which is what I went with.
Im looking for a very warmish not hot cartridge.

DISCLAIMER, I have not shot this yet...stay tuned, gonna try it later this week.

Update, velocity for 25 rounds came out to 1184 FPS. Accuracy was good. I might upload by a half grain and see where that takes me.

 

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Some 40 SW loads I just ran up for both me and the wife

Glock 22 Factory Barrel
Mixed Brass

Wife's Light Loads:

Frontier 180gr FMJ
4.2gr Power Pistol
CCI 500 Primers
Mixed Brass
1.125 OAL

-Cycles slide fine in MY pistol but the empties barely clear the pistol. My recoil spring is also probably due for changing. Recoil is so negligible it feels like shooting a 22. Ran the light loads from 4.2-4.8gr a tenth at a time.

My Moderate Loads
Frontier 180gr FMJ
6.6gr Power Pistol
CCI 500 primer
1.125 OAL

-These feel pretty close to factory ammo. I didn't have a chrono handy. There is primer flow on the CCI's but no more so than American Eagle Factory loaded 180s. No glock bulge. Could probably go up a few tenths but there is no real reason and if I went up much more I would feel the need to weigh each charge instead of every ten.
 

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.45 ACP out of a SBR HK USC 7.5" barrel
One hole groups out to 25 yards that I've tested

Mixed brass
WLP primers
4.7-4.8 grains Titegroup
Berrys 230 round nose double struck
light crimp
1.265"+/- OAL
930 avg fps (4.7grains)
979 avg fps (4.8grains)
 
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7.3 grains of unique is perfect out of my taurus 445 and 7.5 out of my blackhawk
 

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LONGSHOT IS GREAT IN 9MM / 10MM


10MM /180g / 9.2 g / LONGSHOT hot safe load

great 9mm loads .....


https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/hl 282 partial.pdf


124 Hornady HP-XTP Unique 4.0 1,027 1.060
6.0 1,353
Herco 4.0 917
4.8 1,064
AutoComp 4.2 964
4.4 1,017
4.7 1,070
4.9 1,122
VV-N350 4.4 970
5.2 1,128
Power Pistol 4.3 944
4.7 997
5.0 1,066
5.3 1,133
5.7 1,194
SR-4756 4.1 942
5.5 1,195
HS-6 5.1 947
5.9 1,109
Blue Dot 4.8 840
6.1 1,069
8.0 1,337
AA-7 6.2 1,013
6.6 1,047
6.9 1,090
7.2 1,133
7.6 1,175
7.9 1,211
8.5 1,286
9.0 1,337
AA-9 9.0 1,095
9.7 1,172
AA-5 5.5 1,023
6.5 1,185
VV-3N37 5.5 1,122
6.5 1,269
True Blue 5.0 958
6.3 1,152
Silhouette 5.0 1,122
6.0 1,254
Longshot 5.0 1,128
5.5 1,204
6.0 1,271
124 Speer Gold Dot HP AA-9 9.0 1,084 1.120
 
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I've stuck a bunch of different 230gr. jacketed bullets on top of 6.0-6.1gr of Unique and had good accuracy with all.
I've used Federal/Winchester/CCI primers in all with no issues as well.
For an easy plinking load with good accuracy it's hard to beat.
 

Hookturnr

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44mag Ruger super blackhawk 7 5/8"
240gr XTP
wlp
win brass
21.6gr lil' gun

Pretty hot but knocks 200lb.whitetails down like bowling pins...
 

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9mm

Mixed brass
CCI 500
4.0 gr Bullseye
115 gr Berry's plated RN

Not sure of the speed, but it cycles all of my 9mm's without issue, and knocks down the steel.
 

para72

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40 USP compact
Berry's 180gr fp
Fedd brass
6.5g Longshot
Fed GM100m
COL:1.130


45 LC 5 inch
HSM 250gr RNFP
Starline brass
6.0g titegroup
REM 2 1/2
COL: 1.575


45 ACP 5 inch
Berry's 230gr RN
Starline brass
7.1g Longshot
Fed GM150m
COL: 1.246

Sent from my SCH-I605
 
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All of my loads were built around a Sig 226 with 4.4" barrel using WST (Winchester Super Target). This powder is very clean and good for lower to mid-range velocities. All loads were mixed brass, CCI small primers and meet powder factor.

9mm: 124gr Precision Delta FMJ o/ 4.8gr WST @ 1.155" OAL
40 S&W: 180gr Precision Delta FMJ o/ 4.7gr WST @ 1.125" OAL
45 ACP: 230gr Precision Delta FMJ o/ 4.8gr WST @ 1.250" OAL
 

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9mm Plinking load
Used in Glock 17,19,26
124 Plated Hp Extreme Bullets
Mixed Brass
Federal SPP
4.3 Grns HP-38
coal: 1.100
Vel out of G17 1025 avg
 

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.45 ACP

5.0 gr. Titegroup
Hornady 200 C/T-SWC
Armscorp brass (AP-02, AP-03 headstamps)
Federal 150 Match primers
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4.5 gr. Titegroup
Hornady 230 FMJ
Armscorp brass (AP-02, AP-03)
Federal 150 Match primers
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4.9 VihtaVuori N320
Precision Bullets 230 RNF
Armscorp brass (AP-02, AP-03)
Federal 150 Match primers
 

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Some 10mm Auto data:
10.7 gr. Blue Dot (max), 180gr. SIE HP 1,324fps

Factory 10mm velocity data:
Sig Sauer 180 gr. FMJ, 1,201fps
Double Tap "Match" 180 gr. FMJ 1,079fps
Hornady Custom 180 gr. XTP 1,250fps*

*Box lists MV @ 1,180fps, but I have heard that Hornady has recently upped the power factor on its 10mm Auto.

Data is from MagnetoSpeed V3, and a 4.78" barrel.
 
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