Undercharged loads

Discussion in 'Reloading Room' started by GoesBang, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    Maybe I should have kept to using the same powder as before, but I didn't.

    Was at the range this morning and shooting my Ruger P95. Too many stovepipes to count.

  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Reduced velocity, or just not as hot as you hoped?

    They aren't max loads right? You can just add some powder?

    Don't tell us you loaded a few hundred without testing the new load....did you?

  3. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    Not hot enough to cycle the slide.

    Not a few 100 either.

    Enough to get really annoyed!
  4. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    We have all done that when learning. :)
    I only load 15 at a time when I am working up a new load. That gives me 3 strings of 5 for grouping tests.
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I usually load for 2 full mags, but that was before I could have 30's.
  6. Fracman

    Fracman Member

    Do you have a revolver in the same caliber? That would be a lot more fun then having to pull them. Or you could practice your mag swaps with just one round in each mag.
  7. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Thanks for sharing, GB!
    I learn a LOT from youse guys!
  8. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    It didn't bother my son in law at all to shoot it like a single shot.

    He just certified in VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure). M4 with an M9 backup. He liked the Ruger better than the M9.

    Then I let him shoot my new 1911. He was in awe. Now he wants one.
  9. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I carried a p 90 instead of an m9. I had a cool command.
  10. I start at the lowest published charge then work up in 2 grain increments up to or just below max charge. If I want lower that minimum charge then I work down in half grain decreases.
  11. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    2 grain increments?
  12. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    He probably means 0.2 grain steps but the decimal got forgot or "autocorrected."

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
  13. No I meant 2 grains as it's normally 4 to 6 grain spread. I look for best accuracy out of the 3 to 4 loads I have. Then go at either .1 or .2 of a grain to find the best load. If you go with .2 then you will have 30 loads to test.
  14. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Talking pistol loads, not rifle, in this thread. Many pistol powders have
    about a 2 grain spread, published at least. TG (titegroup) even less!

    But I'm a complete noob, actually a pre-noob.
    I have not looked at very many loadings yet.
  15. GoesBang

    GoesBang Supporting Member

    2 grains between minimum and maximum load. .1 or .2 increments. Even with rifle loads.
  16. Then go with half grain increases.