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Old 01-02-2012, 11:39   #1
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Reloading Advice Using Bullseye

I bought a G21 Gen4 a couple months ago and have shot 500 rounds through it so far using mostly 230 grain ball and a couple different brands of 230 JHP's. The gun has been excellent. Now, I started some handloads last night using Hornady 185 grain XTP's, CCI primers and Bullseye. I made loads with 5.3 grains, 5.5 grains, 5.7 grains, 5.9 grains, all the way up to 6.2 grains. My question is, is 6.2 grains too hot? And what is the max load using Bullseye with the 185 XTP's? My reloading manual doesn't list Bullseye with this bullet and I'd appreciate any advice if anyone has a reference for this recipe. In advance, thank you.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:50   #2
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I like to have the proper manual in front of me. In this case the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading - 8th Edition.

In it you will find for 185 gr HP-XTP (Bullet # 45100) a Bullseye range of 5.4 gr (850 fps) to 6.6 gr (950 fps). COL 1.225"

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Old 01-02-2012, 14:08   #3
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JMO, put the BE aside, go buy a # of Unique, WSF or even W231 & start there. BE is oone of the faster powders, too easy to make mistakes w/ for a noob. The Lyman 185gr data can be used for the XTP.
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JMO, put the BE aside, go buy a # of Unique, WSF or even W231 & start there. BE is oone of the faster powders, too easy to make mistakes w/ for a noob. The Lyman 185gr data can be used for the XTP.
I agree with Fred. Get some Unique, WSF or 231 to start. That said, I run 230gr LRN ~4.0gr BE at 1.135" in 1911s and Glocks. Works well for me. I run Unique in 9mm. I chose Unique and BE because they offer the best bang for the buck (pun intended).
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