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Posted: 6/16/2009 3:52:15 PM EST
Well I have one of those Ruger Blackhawks that converts from 38/357 to 9mm. I've been shooting some of the Wolf steel case 115 gr. 9mm FMJ in it for awhile and it shoot really decent groups at 25'.

I've had a set of RCBS 9mm dies for awhile but now I'm just getting around to reloading for it,I picked up a box of the Berry's plated bullets last week and I plan on working up some loads. I have a bunch of mixed brass I picked up at the range already sized primed and flared.

I looked through several of my reloading manuals and nobody list a 115 gr. lead bullet load,I'm going to start out with Bullseye powder at 3.5 grs. and work up till I find an accurate load,from what I gather 4.2 grs of Bullseye is about MAX?

I plan on using the Wolf rd. to set my OAL since that seems to shoot so well in the revolver. If any of you have experience with this bullet using Bullseye or W231 some starting and MAX data would be appreciated. Thanks
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:02:40 PM EST
Lyman #47 (the new one) has lead bullet data for 9mm.

I use 1.14 OAL for a 115 gr RN.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 9:20:25 PM EST
115 GR. LRN Winchester 231 .356" 1.100" 4.3 1079 28,400 CUP 4.8 1135 32,000 CUP
Copy and pasted from Hodgdon.com. Didn't see any Bullseye listed, but I'd still check out the website.

I'd also suggest working up some 147gr loads as my Blackhawk with the 9mm conversion cylinder seems to shoot really well with them. Hornady XTPs were what I used specifically.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:44:49 AM EST
Well it quit raining long enough to let me staple a target up on the board,I fired five rds. through the Blackhawk to get the gun oil out of the bore and put the next five in the target.

I think I like the 3.5 grs. of Bullseye,I may load it up a few more tenths to see if it tighten up any but I'm plenty happy with this for a 9mm out of a 38 bore,I have my sights set up for the 357 magnum loads so I can compensate for that as long as I'm on center.

2" C to C 5 shotgroup.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:46:03 AM EST
Looks like they shot pretty well.
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