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Old 03-23-2013, 2:03 PM
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I am a little confused here. I have some Accurate #5 and want to reload some 9mm 115gr plated bullets. I'm getting different load data from different sources:

Lee Manual
115 copper plated 4.8 - 5.9 OAL 1.140
115 lead 5.2 - 6.1 OAL 1.070

Accurate Website
115 Rainier RN 4.8 - 5.9 OAL 1.140
115 Berrys Lead 5.7 - 6.5 OAL 1.130

To add to it, Rainier's website says to use lead data.

I tried some with 5.0gr and 1.140 and it wouldn't even cycle my Beretta.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-23-2013, 2:54 PM
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I am a little confused here. I have some Accurate #5 and want to reload some 9mm 115gr plated bullets. I'm getting different load data from different sources:

Lee Manual
115 copper plated 4.8 - 5.9 OAL 1.140
115 lead 5.2 - 6.1 OAL 1.070

Accurate Website
115 Rainier RN 4.8 - 5.9 OAL 1.140
115 Berrys Lead 5.7 - 6.5 OAL 1.130

To add to it, Rainier's website says to use lead data.

I tried some with 5.0gr and 1.140 and it wouldn't even cycle my Beretta.

Any ideas?
Try a little more powder.
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Old 03-23-2013, 4:14 PM
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So keep the oal at 1.140?
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Old 03-23-2013, 4:26 PM
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So keep the oal at 1.140?
Well that is kind of a personal question..

As in personal preference. I load all my 9mm to 1.145", mainly because it will feed in all my 9's, it also happens to be the minimum OAL for my SD load spec, but I also load my target rounds to that OAL.

If it were me, I would just load up some with more powder, say in .2gr increments until you get to max load. For target work, as soon as it starts cycling the gun, start watching how things look on the target.
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Here is a pdf copy of AA's load data charts. Page 5 has data for 9mm plated bullets. I would say to just work from their data and go with Bill's recommendation on OAL (1.140 to 1.145), or possibly go as short as 1.130
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:20 AM
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Are your 115's flat point or round nose? Cuz if they FP, then your OAL is way too long and it explains why your Beretta is not cycling them.

If you have round nose 115's, then up the charge in .2 gr increments until you get #1, reliability and #2, accuracy.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys.
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Just an add-on question, since this is a combo i have available - 115gr ds plated berry's bullets, accurate #5, cci sp primers.. according to accurate's chart, theyre at about 1000 fps with the test barrel.. ive got a hi-point 9mm carbine with a 16.5" barrel im dying to shoot.. is there any danger of exceeding the 1200 fps max velocity that berrys publishes with a minimum load of #5.. just based on the longer barrel?
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