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Old 12-31-2009, 23:29   #4
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Originally Posted by Boxerglocker View Post
Based on what Alliant has listed on thier website. I think it would be a relatively safe load to start. I would only load 5-10 at a time amd work up slowly with a chrono.
I agree, load in small 10rd max groups, then go up or down 0.1gr for 10 more. Look for the sweet spot. IMO, your load is at or slightly below starting. You may not get reliable functioning. For semiuatos, I neve use starting data. Instead, use avg. middle data from 2-3 sources, then go up & down 0.1gr & work to find your accuracy. Your OAL is fine depending on your bullet. I rarely load 9mm much longer than 1.135".
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