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Posted: 1/7/2013 5:10:24 PM EST
Does anyone have any experience or published data loading HS-6 with plated 124gr 9mm's? My Lyman manual calls for 5.8 gr starting
with 124 FMJs, but I can't find any data for plated bullets. Also don't know OAL. I know that most plated bullets get loaded at cast bullet loads, but I've
heard that Berry's can be loaded to low to mid range FMJ loads due to thicker plating. Looked all over the web for data and can't find anything.
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Link Posted: 1/7/2013 5:14:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By sigman:
Does anyone have any experience or published data loading HS-6 with plated 124gr 9mm's? My Lyman manual calls for 5.8 gr starting
with 124 FMJs, but I can't find any data for plated bullets. Also don't know OAL. I know that most plated bullets get loaded at cast bullet loads, but I've
heard that Berry's can be loaded to low to mid range FMJ loads due to thicker plating. Looked all over the web for data and can't find anything.


try hodgdons website
http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

125 GR. LCN Hodgdon HS-6 .356" 1.125" 5.9 1023 24,400 CUP 6.6 1124 30,700 CUP
125 GR. SIE FMJ Hodgdon HS-6 .355" 1.090" 6.4 1131 25,600 CUP 6.8 1169 27,100 CUP
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Link Posted: 1/7/2013 5:35:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By John87:
Originally Posted By sigman:
Does anyone have any experience or published data loading HS-6 with plated 124gr 9mm's? My Lyman manual calls for 5.8 gr starting
with 124 FMJs, but I can't find any data for plated bullets. Also don't know OAL. I know that most plated bullets get loaded at cast bullet loads, but I've
heard that Berry's can be loaded to low to mid range FMJ loads due to thicker plating. Looked all over the web for data and can't find anything.


try hodgdons website
http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

125 GR. LCN Hodgdon HS-6 .356" 1.125" 5.9 1023 24,400 CUP 6.6 1124 30,700 CUP
125 GR. SIE FMJ Hodgdon HS-6 .355" 1.090" 6.4 1131 25,600 CUP 6.8 1169 27,100 CUP


John,
I looked on Hodgdon's site. Thank you for the data; the 5.9 gr powder charge is going to be my starting load.Berry's HPs are shorter than the RNs or FMJs and I don't know what the proper OAL is supposed to be on a completed round.
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Link Posted: 1/7/2013 5:38:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By sigman:
Originally Posted By John87:
Originally Posted By sigman:
Does anyone have any experience or published data loading HS-6 with plated 124gr 9mm's? My Lyman manual calls for 5.8 gr starting
with 124 FMJs, but I can't find any data for plated bullets. Also don't know OAL. I know that most plated bullets get loaded at cast bullet loads, but I've
heard that Berry's can be loaded to low to mid range FMJ loads due to thicker plating. Looked all over the web for data and can't find anything.


try hodgdons website
http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

125 GR. LCN Hodgdon HS-6 .356" 1.125" 5.9 1023 24,400 CUP 6.6 1124 30,700 CUP
125 GR. SIE FMJ Hodgdon HS-6 .355" 1.090" 6.4 1131 25,600 CUP 6.8 1169 27,100 CUP


John,
I looked on Hodgdon's site. Thank you for the data; the 5.9 gr powder charge is going to be my starting load.Berry's HPs are shorter than the RNs or FMJs and I don't know what the proper OAL is supposed to be on a completed round.


The way I set my COAL is as long as possible while still feeding from the mag, and not having the bullet contacting the rifling of the barrel, as in they should cycle flawlessly. The shorter you go, the higher pressure the round will be under, especially the 9mm, which is a compressed round to begin with
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Link Posted: 1/7/2013 6:03:51 PM EST
Iirc the book coal for the 9mm Luger is 1.169. With the 124 rnfp Berry's in my once fired rp brass the bullet was just barely in the case. I seated it deeper to give it some stability. I ended up seated to 1.146. I know others who seat to 1.150 with good results.

I am using bullseye so can't help with the powder.
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