124 gr FMJ bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading Room' started by GoesBang, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    I'm going to be loading a couple 1,000 rounds using Power Pistol. I was told that it was part of the NATO recipe for 124 gr 9mm

    Anyone have a favorite full metal jacket bullet for reloading?
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  2. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Is Power Pistol the Alliant equivalent to TiteGroup?
    Can't find TG anywhere I've looked, so far...
    I'm sure I could find it on an auction, but overpriced :p
     

  3. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    Not sure about equivalent. I paid $19/lb for the TiteGroup and just over $20 for the Power Pistol.
     
  4. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    TG is easy to find here.
     
  5. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    For plinking I use extreme.
     
  6. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Powder:
    For 9mm I use powders such as Power Pistol, True Blue, Blue Dot, and Zip.
    For new reloaders or those who do not have a lot of experience reloading, I do not recommend TiteGroup.

    Bullets:
    For general range use I use the 9mm PRN from Extreme in all weights. ( 115, 124, 147 and 165 ) I use the 165gr for subsonics.

    Most powders can be found around this area if you know where and who to look with. ;)

    I have a little bit of TiteGroup for the loads I work up with it.
     

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  7. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Not even close. TiteGroup is a much faster burning powder then Power Pistol. For 9mm loads you want to use a medium to slightly slower burning powder. Here is a handy little reference chart:

    http://www.reloadersnest.com/burnrates.asp
     
  8. Here Alliant is hard to find but tite groop is in stock
     
  9. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Yup! You knew what I meant! :D

    I have a good friend (neighbor, in my B.O.B.) and he has reloaded a lot.
    I'd feel fine about the titegroup, under his guidance. He's used it a lot.
    It's like his main plinker powder.


    @m00nz: Why do you like Extreme? Is it economical? TG seems to be
    very economical, and use less powder. Is it in that range? :confused: ;)
     
  10. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    You have a neighbor in your bug out bag? :eek: :what: :what:
     
  11. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

  12. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    These are the specs for US M882 9mm ball:

    Cartridge designation: US M882 ball
    Cartridge OAL:1.165inches or 29.591mm
    Powder used: HPC-26
    Powder weight used: x.x grains
    Case Mouth Pressure: 31,175psi (avg), 36,250psi (max)
    Bullet weight: 112 grains
    Bullet length: .610 inches or 15.494mm
    Bullet velocity: 1263fps measured @ 15 feet

    Due to Forum policy I had to remove the actual grains used.

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  13. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Better Yet,
    Band Of Brothers! He's in my Bug-Out Crew...
    Kind of a backwoods gunsmith, but he does things right!
    Very good shot also. He always places in competitions he
    enters around here. Very resourceful individual.
     
  14. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    When I started out TG was the only powder I could find. Learned to use it with a lot of caution. Doesn't take much to go from min to max with it. Extreme is a good bullet for plinking they always have sales going. Shipping is fast. I have other powders now but stick with TG since I used it so much. Flash is right like always its a powder to respect. RMR is another good place to get bullets
     
  15. Branth

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    I just buy Berry's locally if I go FMJ. I have recently switched to Bayou Bullets coated lead, though. They shoot clean, can take high velocities, and are WAY cheaper than FMJ.
     
  16. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    When I first started reloading last year, TG was the only pistol powder in my AO that I could get my hands on. I use it with 124gr powder/molly coated LRN cast. They run pretty reliable in my Model C 9mm.
     
  17. noylj

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    Power Pistol has been the single most accurate powder I have found for 9x19 and, as said, it is just a little faster than Unique. Next best powders have been Silhouette and True Blue (I haven't tested BE-86 yet).
    I don't shoot FMJ-RN, but would strongly recommend Zero bullets (see Roze Dist. or Powder Valley). I buy in bulk (often 3000 bullets or a case at a time).
    I really prefer JHPs--more accurate and only a little more expensive.
    If you just want to plink, you might try some coated lead bullets (see Precision Bullets, Bayou Bullets, Missouri Bullets, and many others).
    Until a couple of years ago, I only used cast lead in all my 9x19s when jacketed bullets from Zero and Montana Gold were suddenly within a penny/bullet of cast bullet, so I stocked up and have been very happy (they cost me, buying in bulk, about 7 cents/bullet for jacketed, when cast were running about 6.5 cents/bullet).
     
  18. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member


    Berry's are plated as are XTreme. I know load data for plated and jacketed is the same.

    My OP was for FMJ and Power Pistol.

    Thinking I might bust it open to load some 40 S&W to start with. 165 gr plated
     
  19. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

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    Load data for plated is the same as for hard cast, not jacketed. Here is info from Barry's Bullets.
    well, I can not get the link to work. Go to www.berrysmfg.com FAQ: Load Data For Berry's Preferred Plated Bullets.