I'm currently using Zero 115 gr JHP, most of those are loaded, I've only got a couple of hundred left, and I just got some Rainier 115 gr plated HP's, I normally use Federal primers in all my pistol calibers, and the chrono work was done using Federals, but I'm almost out of Federals and nobody has any Federal Small Pistol primers! I'm not sure of the OAL on those loads.
I normally only use Federal SP primers as my match PPC revolver only works with Federal primers, but it looks like I'm going to have to break down and buy some other brand, probably Winchester in the near future to load some more 9mm and 40 S&W.
I have also loaded some with the same bullet and primer but using Unique, 5.2 gr of Unique gave an average of 1154 fps out of my Beretta.
I've been loading 145gr LRN (bought from a local vendor) with 3.2 gr of Tightgroup. Seems to be working well but its a little smokey for the early morning shoots. If you're facing into the sun just right and there is no wind it makes it hard to see the targets! Just ordered some Precision Molly coated bullets and will probably use those for matches and the smokies for practice.
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