Favorite reloading recipes

May 2, 2005
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Brass manufacturer Lake City
case trim length. 1.75
Bullet manufacturer Hornady
bullet shape full metal jacket boat tail w/ canelure
weight. 55g
Primers used. cci 400
Powder manufacturer Ramshot TAC
type ball
charge weight. 24gr
Crimp Yes

16" barrel
1:7 twist
Muzzle velocity 2750 fps

Notes: Very accurate, Yes Velocity is lower than standard xm193 which averaged 3025 fps out of this barrel. This is my plinking load. Accuracy is great so no need to waste powder bringing it up to 3000 fps. No visual signs of high pressure..
26 June, 2009


Brass manufacturer: Lake City
Case trim length: 1.75
Bullet manufacturer: Speer, by way of Berry's
Bullet shape: Full metal jacket boat tail w/ cannelure
Weight: 55g
Primers used: Magtech Small Rifle Primers
Powder manufacturer: Hodgdon
Powder Designation: BLC(2)
Type: Flattened Ball
Charge weight: 25gr
Crimp: No
OAL: 2.215

16" barrel
1:9 twist
Muzzle velocity 2868 fps

Got this recipe from one of the guys at Weaponcraft Training.

It is confirmed in the current Speer reloading book, #14.

Last loaded yesterday, 25 June , 2009.

Have loaded 5,000+ this way, and they shoot nice.

NOTE: I have started to trim every 5.56 piece to length. It's the right thing to do.
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Nice 9mm target load

I use this in my P226 all the time. It doesn't have any bite and it is very consistant.

Case Blazer Brass
Primer CCI 500
Powder 6.4gr Hodgdon HS-6
Bullet 121gr IFP (Montana Gold Bullet company) It is a conical shape as opposed to FMJ Looks just like a HP with the hole filled in.
OAL 1.145"
Crimp Slight taper crimp just enough to remove the bell
Velocity 980-1010

This groups very tightly (at least in my gun) and is on the low side as far as power You can go as high as 7.1 gr if you increase slowly and look for signs of pressure

Many guys that I shoot with use Bullseye, or Win 231. I found Bullseye to be a little dirty. Win 231 is a great powder too. I like this powder because it seems to produce good velocity with slightly lower pressure than some of the other powders.

Do not substitute comonents or powder etc. Unreliable results may occur
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