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SigFTW
01-05-2012, 13:08
When I started loading back in 1994 I was young and liked the hotter loads, I am long passed that phase. Back then I quit loading 9mm and have about 150 rounds still today with the loading data still on the cases. I am reloading 9mm again and want to verify the reloads. Looking at the info it looks to be too hot for hard cast lead and I donít have the book I used back then or can even remember the name, it had a picture of the bottom of a shell on the front cover.

Can someone please verify the following?
115 gr. Hard cast
6 to 6.1 Unique
Thanks.

fredj338
01-05-2012, 14:20
That is certainly a hot load, unsafe, probably not but then are you shooting it in the same gun? Lead bullet loads always use less powder to achieve sim vel & pressures as jacketed.

unclebob
01-05-2012, 14:27
I would say Speer reloading manual # 11. It does not list any 115gr bullets with lead. But it has TMJ, and Hollow points. With Unique it list 5.7- 6.4

SigFTW
01-05-2012, 14:34
That is certainly a hot load, unsafe, probably not but then are you shooting it in the same gun?

I would be shooting it out of a SIG P225 (not now :shocked:), I was shooting it out of a Taurus PT92. I'll toss them in the dud box until I feel like using the hammer puller.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

unclebob
01-05-2012, 14:35
I did some more checking with different old manuals. Like what Fred said that is a hot load. Over max it some of the other publications for lead bullets. But if you shot them before and are using the same gun and had no trouble before.

unclebob
01-05-2012, 14:39
I would be shooting it out of a SIG P225 (not now :shocked:), I was shooting it out of a Taurus PT92. I'll toss them in the dud box until I feel like using the hammer puller.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

You could shoot one round and see what it does.

SigFTW
01-05-2012, 14:49
I would say Speer reloading manual # 11. It does not list any 115gr bullets with lead. But it has TMJ, and Hollow points. With Unique it list 5.7- 6.4

That's the book! When I started reloading I did not fully understand about backing off on lead bullets, especially when it's not listed. I also don't remember having the internet for reference back then:dunno:

unclebob
01-05-2012, 14:58
That's the book! When I started reloading I did not fully understand about backing off on lead bullets, especially when it's not listed. I also don't remember having the internet for reference back then:dunno:

You should have seen what it was like 50 years ago.

fredj338
01-05-2012, 15:39
You should have seen what it was like 50 years ago.

I had a plastic water gun 50yrs ago.:tongueout: Shooters are so lucky today. We have great ref mat'l, the internet & the ability to pick a reloaders brain from 3000 miles away. It doesn't replace reading some good ref mat'l. but nice to have other resources like this forum.:wavey:

SigFTW
01-06-2012, 07:50
I tried 3 rounds of my old stuff at the range just to see what it would do in my SIG and no key holes, shot very well, just a little too hot for me.

Still working on a good load with TG.

Colorado4Wheel
01-06-2012, 08:49
www.patmarlins.com

SigFTW
01-06-2012, 09:04
www.patmarlins.com (http://www.patmarlins.com)

Wrong thread :dunno: