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Posted: 1/31/2011 9:44:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:04:24 PM EDT by dryflash3]
I'm working up new loads for Universal and cast lead bullets in 3 different calibers. Here are the charge weights I intend to try:

9x19mm 125 LTC 5.0 - 5.8 Too hot
.40 S&W 155 LRN 5.6 - 6.4 Very warm
.45 ACP 185 LSWC 6.0 - 6.8 Upper end of range, I would start lower.
in .2 grain increments. Does anyone think these loads might be unsafe? Data's somewhat sparse.

I would suggest you get different published data.

Check Hodgdons site.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:40:38 PM EDT
I shoot 9x19 with Universal Clays and 125gr Lead Round Nose bullets using 3.8gr of powder.

5.0 - 5.8 seems really high.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:05:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By felrom:
I shoot 9x19 with Universal Clays and 125gr Lead Round Nose bullets using 3.8gr of powder.

5.0 - 5.8 seems really high.

Yup. Everything I have list 4.8-5 as max loads.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 1:27:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 1:28:13 PM EDT by RIPRonReagan]
124 GR. LEAD RN Winchester WSF .355" 1.169" 4.0 945 22,200 PSI 4.7 1055 27,300 PSI
125 GR. LCN Hodgdon Longshot .356" 1.125" 5.0 1052 24,700 CUP 5.7 1115 28,300 CUP
125 GR. LCN IMR 800-X .356" 1.125" 4.5 1015 24,900 PSI 5.0 1051 26,200 PSI
125 GR. LCN IMR SR 4756 .356" 1.125" 4.2 972 24,400 PSI 4.8 1071 30,200 PSI
125 GR. LCN Hodgdon HS-6 .356" 1.125" 5.9 1023 24,400 CUP 6.6 1124 30,700 CUP
125 GR. LCN Winchester AutoComp .356" 1.125" 4.3 1012 26,700 PSI 4.8 1101 32,800 PSI
125 GR. LCN Hodgdon Universal .356" 1.125" 3.8 993 24,400 CUP 4.3 1096 31,300 CUP
125 GR. LCN Winchester 231 .356" 1.125" 3.9 1009 25,700 CUP 4.4 1086 31,200 CUP
125 GR. LCN Hodgdon HP-38 .356" 1.125" 3.9 1009 25,700 CUP 4.4 1086 31,200 CUP
125 GR. LCN IMR SR 7625 .356" 1.125" 3.6 933 24,600 PSI 4.1 1035 31,200 PSI
125 GR. LCN IMR PB .356" 1.125" 2.9 908 25,500 PSI 3.4 1004 34,000 PSI
125 GR. LCN Hodgdon Titegroup .356" 1.125" 3.6 1002 22,900 CUP 4.0 1096 30,400 CUP
125 GR. LCN IMR 700-X .356" 1.125" 2.9 899 23,700 PSI 3.4 1003 31,600 PSI
125 GR. LCN Hodgdon Clays .356" 1.125" 2.9 899 22,700 CUP 3.3 993 30,900 CUP


Hodgdon website
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:03:45 PM EDT
You need to check the Hodgdon web site as previously alluded to! Not sure where you data came from but you be courting trouble!
And, you may want to look at N320 if you are going to be shooting indoors as it is probably the least smoke generating powder with cast bullets.
Universal Clays is not bad, but if you are going to shoot inddors I suggest N320
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