Chrono results for 9mm major using Hodgdon CFE Pistol.
124gr Montana Gold CMJ
Winchester Small Rifle Primer
Top result is using 8.1gr Hodgdon HS-6 bottom is using Rainier Plated 124RN
Guess I can back it down to 6.6 or 6.8.
Just got 4lbs of this powder from PowderValley Inc.
Now all that’s missing is the Montana Gold 115gr JHP bullets and I’m ready to load some rounds. My recipe is :
- 10.5 gr N105
- MG 115gr JHP
- Starline Brass
- Federal SPP
That should give me a ton of gas to work the compensator.
I just found out that my Dillon powder scale is not calibrated. I calibrated it once a few months ago and never bothered to check it. Recently I’ve been getting weird results in my powder charge compared to others in the shooting community. I’m always 2-3grains behind everyone else.
I checked it today and it is confirmed that my scale has somehow, changed/moved to show a 2-3 grain discrepancy.
Pulled some of my old ammo and confirmed that I’ve been reloading my .45 ACP revolver rounds soft. It should be 3.7grs of Clays but it turned out that I was reloading them with 3.5.
Now I have over 500 rounds of wrongly loaded ammo that I need to go “waste” and properly reload them using the correct charge.
So, lesson learned. Always double check your scale.
Just got my reloading components in today via the awesome Powder Valley Inc. Loaded up 40 rounds of 9mm and ready to chrono them out of my Glock 19 to see if they make minor power factor (which is 125 or 125,000).
Recipe is :
Time to head to the range!
Apart from the cost of the reloading which can range from $350 – $650 depending if it’s a used or new machine with accessories, here’s what it costs to reload per round of .45 ACP versus Factory or Remanufactured:
(prices are referred from this Ammo Deal site : http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=.45+ACP)
Factory New Federal Champion from WalMart : (you’d be lucky if you can find these)
- Box of 50 : $15.97
- One round : 0.319
Remanufactured from Anderson Arms :
- Box of 1000 : $315
- One round : 0.315
|Bear Creek Moly
||Hodgdon Clays from Powder Valley 8lb
|Once Fired Brass
|Large Pistol Primer
||Wolf of Powder Valley
so that’s approximately buy one get one free! I’ll pay off the Dillon 550B reloader after shooting 5,000 rounds.