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Posted: 6/17/2014 11:41:38 AM EST
I'm working up some loads using the PD 124JHP 9mm. Loads listed below were the best group out of 5 charge weights, COL 1.120. speed is avg of 8 rnds

CFE Pistol 4.8gr 1073 fps -

Titegroup 4.0gr 1115 avg fps -

W231 4.0gr 1028 fps -

Load data for TG and 231 that I have found has a lot of variance. Using Hodgdon's site, Lyman #49, and Hornady 8th for reference. Not a lot of load data for CFE Pistol.

How do these loads look to all of you that have more experience? Suggestions??? I have autocomp and clays as well, didn't try them on this round. Looking for a lighter load for Steel

Challenge, no power factor.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 1:48:20 PM EST
My load with Titegroup is very close to yours, I settled on 4.2gr and getting 1100FPS out of my XDm9.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 3:17:51 PM EST
I'm just wondering how safe 4.0 gr of Titegroup is behind a 124JHP @1.120 length. Hodgdon data site says 2.8 to 3.3 (max) for a 125gr Hornady HAP bullet @ 1.069. Lyman 49th

says 3.8 to 4.2 max for a 125gr JHP @ 1.075 COL. I'm pretty sure 4.0 would be OK, but want more info.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 4:02:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By insidetheten:
I'm just wondering how safe 4.0 gr of Titegroup is behind a 124JHP @1.120 length. Hodgdon data site says 2.8 to 3.3 (max) for a 125gr Hornady HAP bullet @ 1.069. Lyman 49th

says 3.8 to 4.2 max for a 125gr JHP @ 1.075 COL. I'm pretty sure 4.0 would be OK, but want more info.
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Your going to be fine with that load especially a longer OAL. I ran mine at 1.12 as well. It's from my first days of learning to reload so I ran longer OAL's gun permitting for an extra margin of comfort.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 4:18:13 PM EST
The bearing surface of most handgun bullets is the same, so you are probably safe using other sources of data.
One must consider that CFE pistol is new. And, it was introduced after all the last of upgraded reloading manuals have come out. So, Hodgdon is the only real source of reliable data.

If you are loading for multiple gun you may consider finding a COAL that works for every gun in that caliber.

Do not over crimp your rounds.

Link Posted: 6/17/2014 6:46:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By insidetheten:

W231 4.0gr 1028 fps -

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I've loaded a pile of 124gr FMJ over the years using 231, and my experience is that you can run it all the way up to 4.8 (and probably a tad higher) without issues. I load at 4.6 myself, and never have had issues out of any of my or friends 9mm guns. 4.0gr is a pretty soft load but if it works good and gives you the performance you want, go for it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 1:59:45 AM EST
I load Tightgroup at 4.25 gr for 9mm montanna gold bullets 124 jhp and 110 RN. Very accurate and 124 gr jhp makes power factor for USPSA.
124 jhp fitted to my 226 barrel at 1.135" OAL.
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