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Decisions decisions. need load advice.

#1 Post by Pomme » Tue May 15, 2018 9:26 pm

New loader here. I just finished loading the last of 500 of my Berry's 9mm 124gr RN bullets. I just received 500 count of 9mm flat point .356 dia. Bear Creek bullets. They are moly coated. I am wondering if it might not be too early given my experience to load such a bullet.
Here's the data I have found so far for starting loads:
Lyman manual 147 gr #2 alloy, 1.058 oal, 2.5 gr titegroup
Lyman manual 147 gr TMJ , 1.115 oal, 3.2 gr titegroup
Lee Manual 147 gr XTP, 1.100 oal, 3.2 gr titegroup

If I was to go ahead without asking for advice I would go for the "147 gr #2 alloy, 1.058 oal, 2.5 gr titegroup" since it has the weakest load of them all. But I don't want to risk another squib load.
What are moly coated bullets comparable to? Does any body have another source of data?

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#2 Post by Marlene » Wed May 16, 2018 12:08 am

They’re probably more like the tmj, as they don’t have the extra case-filling length that grease grooves in a traditional cast bullet have. Likely the Bear Creek are softer and surely not harder than the tmj, so no worry about unexpected pressure.
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#3 Post by Pomme » Wed May 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Marlene wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:08 am
They’re probably more like the tmj, as they don’t have the extra case-filling length that grease grooves in a traditional cast bullet have. Likely the Bear Creek are softer and surely not harder than the tmj, so no worry about unexpected pressure.
That worked, I made 10 and fired them at the range. Thanks Marlene.

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