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04-27-2010, 12:36
New to reloading and would like some verification of my intended first loads... Following the recommendations I received here, I have Lyman's 49th, the ABC's, and Loadbooks USA for 9mm. I have also looked at the appropriate manufacturers pages... However, none of these references cite the exact components I am using...

What I have is:

Montana Gold 115 FMJ - my caliper shows them to be .558 in length with a small cup in the rear.
Winchester WSF
CCI 500 Small Pistol Primers

I will be shooting them from a Kahr PM9, Glock 26, and Glock 19.

I think I'd like to try the following loads -

4.9gr at COL 1.14
5.1gr at COL 1.15
5.3gr at COL 1.16

Do these sound reasonable?

Thanks in advance...

04-27-2010, 13:54
I'm not sure why you are changing your OAL as you go up. Stick with one OAL, 1.140" should do, it removes one variable. I would probably start a bit higher, 4.9gr, then go in 0.1gr increments, 10rds each, to 5.5gr max. Shoot them in order. Note accuracy, relaibility, pressure signs (low or high).