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Posted: 10/27/2013 5:28:35 PM EST
I ordered some Montana Gold 124gr Hollow Points and I need the hives opinion on what powder to use. I have WSF, HP-38, Tight group, and Power Pistol. Which of those would you use? Any other better Options?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:03:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 6:14:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 6:14:40 PM EST by rksonex]
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Having used the last 3, depends on the powder level you want.

I would use HP-38 and TiteGroup for midrange and Power Pistol for full power loads.


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Thanks! Im looking for higher velocities.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:13:34 PM EST
of the powders listed, Power Pistol.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 8:48:41 PM EST
if you're looking for max velocity, 3N37 is worth a shot too.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 3:55:28 AM EST
I have had excellent results with TG.

About 4.0 gns loaded to 1.140 with Federal primers and mixed brass.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 4:57:06 AM EST
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Thanks! Im looking for higher velocities.
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Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Having used the last 3, depends on the powder level you want.

I would use HP-38 and TiteGroup for midrange and Power Pistol for full power loads.




Thanks! Im looking for higher velocities.


Power Pistol is my favorite for high power 124gn loads.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:35:18 AM EST
Listed, Power Pistol.

HS-6 gives great results too.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:44:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BigMikeDFW:
Listed, Power Pistol.

HS-6 gives great results too.
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This. OP: use the MAX overall length you can - probably about 1.160" for most 9mm guns. Note that there are 1911s and others that allow a longer OAL.

Reason is: you specified higher velocity. To safely do that in a 9mm hnadgun, you need as long an OAL as posible (though WITHOUT touching the lands).

A longer OAL in handgun calibers will also:

-reduce pressure
-increase brass life
-reduce stress on the chamber/gun
-usually increase accuracy
-usually improve feeding into the chamber
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 9:18:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Hoser:
I have had excellent results with TG.

About 4.0 gns loaded to 1.140 with Federal primers and mixed brass.
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Likewise, only with win or cci primers.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 10:39:46 AM EST
The 124 grain Montana Gold 9 mm hollow point bullets are designed to \be loaded short, like Hornady XTP 9 mm bullets. Somewhere around 1.080" to 1.090".

WSF and Power Pistol both work very well for full power 9 mm loads. the faster powders are alright for lighter, lower pressure loadings, but they usually don't perform very well when loaded to maximum pressure in 9 mm.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 11:22:18 AM EST
For 124gr Montana Gold JHP I use Titegroup and True Blue, I have found that loading these shorter yields the greatest accuracy. I varied OAL from 1.090-1.150 and 1.09-1.10 seems to be the sweet spot for me.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 1:16:51 PM EST
Agreed Titegroup for mid-power loads and Power Pistol for higher velocities.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 2:30:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 2:31:19 PM EST by zren]
I really like Titegroup for midrange. I shoot 124 grain copper plated HP.
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