Loading 147gr XTP 9mm

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Loading 147gr XTP 9mm

Postby horseman » 16 Oct 2020 18

Hornady sells their 147gr XTP loads advertised at 950fps. I purchased some 147gr XTP bullets to reload after watching a couple vids on their performance. Using AA#7, cci spp, mixed brass with an OAL 1.115. Started out at 6.2gr (book start is 6.0) and worked up to 6.7 (book max). The 6.5gr loads over the chrony were running right at 925-930ish. Close to what I was looking for but not quite there. Fired 10 rounds today from my SR9c, 3/12inch barrel, at 6.7grains they hit in the 980's with one a bit over 1,000. I'm there. I will admit they are a bit "brisk" from the compact 9 but easy enough to handle. Accuracy at 30 feet was palm size, that's good shootin' for me. Not sure if these will be a SD round or if I will stick with 115gr XTP's at 1200. Maybe shoot some water jugs to make that decision. As to recoil between them, they shoot about the same to me, maybe the 115's are a bit "softer" but I don't see much difference.
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Re: Loading 147gr XTP 9mm

Postby Ranch Dog » 17 Oct 2020 05

Probably no basis for it, but I like heavier bullets in the 9mm Luger. I continue to shot my 135-grain cast bullet but keep factory ammo in stock for training that does not allow reloaded ammunition. That ammo is either Federal and Mag-Tech with a 147-grain FP.

I'm finally running out of bullets, so I will need to cast my TLC357-135-RF. My inventory has been lubed, but this year they will be PC'd.

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Re: Loading 147gr XTP 9mm

Postby horseman » 17 Oct 2020 09

Ranch Dog wrote:Probably no basis for it, but I like heavier bullets in the 9mm Luger. I continue to shot my 135-grain cast bullet but keep factory ammo in stock for training that does not allow reloaded ammunition. That ammo is either Federal and Mag-Tech with a 147-grain FP.

I'm finally running out of bullets, so I will need to cast my TLC357-135-RF. My inventory has been lubed, but this year they will be PC'd.

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That is a good looking bullet.
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