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BRICO
11-11-2012, 20:16
After many years of buying and selling guns, I finally can say that i own a 10mm. Bought a gen2 Glock 20 about a month ago. The shop threw in a box and a half of mixed factory ammo..mostly American Eagle. took it to the range today and WOW!!!! the 10mm has BANG!! and has instantly become one of my top three favorite handguns i own. After my range session I looked around the cost to see the cost of ammo ( should have done that before i bought the gun Lol). There wasn't very many choices and the cheapest I found a 50rnd box was for $31.50:wow:

Didn't take long to realize I'll be reloading this round if i want to continue to shoot this gun. My question is, does anyone have a Load using Power Pistol powder? The shop had a good deal on the powder and Lymans has it listed as a recommended powder so i bought it. I plan on using Rainer's 180 fmj.
Thanks

countrygun
11-11-2012, 20:27
http://glocktalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=67


All you need to know right there.

F106 Fan
11-11-2012, 20:51
I plan on using Rainer's 180 fmj.
Thanks

Take a trip over to the Ranier site for reloading suggestions.

http://www.rainierballistics.com/loaddata.php

Basically, you are limited to producing mid-range loads.

Considering that you WANT a heavy load, I don't see why you are starting with a plated bullet. Jacketed bullets from Precision Delta are price competitive and don't have all the drawbacks of plated.

http://precisiondelta.com/product.php?indx=5

Richard

BRICO
11-11-2012, 22:04
Take a trip over to the Ranier site for reloading suggestions.

http://www.rainierballistics.com/loaddata.php

Basically, you are limited to producing mid-range loads.

Considering that you WANT a heavy load, I don't see why you are starting with a plated bullet. Jacketed bullets from Precision Delta are price competitive and don't have all the drawbacks of plated.

http://precisiondelta.com/product.php?indx=5

Richard

I haven't purchased the Rainer rounds yet. Those were what they had on the shelf along with some Berry's 180 flat points. I definitely want to get as close as possible to the factory loads. What are the draw backsto using "plated" such as rainers or Berrys?
Thanks for all the feedback I'm learning a lot fa sure

F106 Fan
11-11-2012, 22:17
I haven't purchased the Rainer rounds yet. Those were what they had on the shelf along with some Berry's 180 flat points. I definitely want to get as close as possible to the factory loads. What are the draw backsto using "plated" such as rainers or Berrys?
Thanks for all the feedback I'm learning a lot fa sure

You can search this forum for more about plated bullets.

Basically, the jacket is very thin and you need to be very careful about your taper crimp. If it breaks through the plating, the rear half of the jacket may stay in the chamber.

In general, you are limited in velocity to < 1200 fps and in load range to somewhere between mid-range lead loads and mid-range jacketed loads.

As a wimpy target bullet, they are probably fine.

The big drawback is they cost as much or more than jacketed bullets. Plated bullets used to be cheap but today there is almost no savings in using them

The final drawback: There is no published load data. Just the mid-range and < 1200 fps recommendations.

Fragile, load limited, no published data and expensive. That about sums it up!

OTOH, lots of people use them!

Richard

F106 Fan
11-11-2012, 22:29
Precision Delta has 180 gr FMJ for $122/1000 delivered. Minimum 2000 - I believe.

http://precisiondelta.com/product.php?indx=5

Roze Distribution (rozedist.com) has Zero 180 gr JHP for $124.90 delivered

http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RZD&Category_Code=ZBJ-40SW

I just picked up 2000 of the Zero bullets Saturday; the box weighed 52#. USPS Priority Mail - If it fits, it ships!

It looks like Roze is out of stock on the 2,000-9,999 lot size but they do have the 1000 size for $130/1000. But they only have 2!

Richard

sig357fan
11-11-2012, 22:44
BRICO,

give your brass a once over.

I've never had a Glock in 10mm but have seen brass fired out of a Gen 2 G20, seems to be a higher loss rate on brass fired from an older gen 10mm Glock.

check the link below.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1374955

sig357fan

fredj338
11-12-2012, 01:16
The heavier plated bullets should be fine in the 10mm, just know that max vel is around 1250fps fo rbest accuracy. They also require great care during reloading; more flare & light crimps, but certainly viable for the 10mm & full power loads.

shotgunred
11-12-2012, 17:47
I can't tell you how many of the Rainer 180's I have burned through. 10's of K of them easy. I only quit using them when they got to expensive. I have found them to be plenty accurate and easy to load.

BRICO
11-13-2012, 11:07
[QUOTE=shotgunred;19624529]I can't tell you how many of the Rainer 180's I have burned through. 10's of K of them easy. I only quit using them when they got to expensive. I have found them to be plenty accurate and easy to load.[/QUOTE

If you don't mind sharing? What was the load you worked up using the Rainers 180's ?

Kwesi
11-13-2012, 14:47
My question is, does anyone have a Load using Power Pistol powder? The shop had a good deal on the powder and Lymans has it listed as a recommended powder so i bought it. I plan on using Rainer's 180 fmj.
Thanks

My Power Pistol load chron'd at 1196 FPS:

8.6 grains
Win LPP'S ( average + 20 FPS over other brands )
Precision Delta 180 gr FMJ
OAL: 1.250-1.255
Starline brass

Start low and work up in .1 grain increments.

shotgunred
11-13-2012, 18:29
All mine were for the 40 so they are probably lighter than you want.