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I just got a set of 9mm loads from a guy I work with and I was wanting to know what to expect out of them, I don't even know if I will shoot them. They are a winchester silver tip, with a 500 cci primer, number 5 powder with a 6.1 grain wt. What kind of load should this be?
 

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I don't recommend just trying a load someone told you about, ALWAYS look it up in at least a couple of reloading manuals to double check that it's safe.



In this case you didn't mention the bullet weight, which is a major component to ascertain if it's safe or not.



Here's Accurate Arms page on 9mm: The board software can't cope with the url, so do a copy and paste, then add the www in front of it:



accuratepowder.com/data/PerCaliber2Guide/Handgun/Standarddata/355Cal(9mm)/9mm%2019%20P%20pages%2091%20to%2092.pdf
 

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I don't recommend just trying a load someone told you about, ALWAYS look it up in at least a couple of reloading manuals to double check that it's safe.



In this case you didn't mention the bullet weight, which is a major component to ascertain if it's safe or not.



Here's Accurate Arms page on 9mm: The board software can't cope with the url, so do a copy and paste, then add the www in front of it:



accuratepowder.com/data/PerCaliber2Guide/Handgun/Standarddata/355Cal(9mm)/9mm%2019%20P%20pages%2091%20to%2092.pdf
 

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There are very few people in this world that I know that can hand me a box of reloads that I will actually shoot.



May sound a little anal, but it's the truth.



I'm assuming:



1. You know the guy really really really well

2. You know for a fact that he knows how to reload ammo correctly

3. You trust that he reloaded that batch without distractions and without incorrect data



Personally, I'd at least pull a few to check the charge weight and consistency. Even then I'd use caution when shooting them.



Also, if you can tell us what the bullet weight is, some of us can cross reference it with load data from a trusted source to see where it falls on the charge level (i.e. - light charge, medium, heavy, max load, etc.)
 

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Okay....



I just did a little checking for you.



The primer you listed is correct for 9mm.



Winchester makes the 9mm Silvertip in a 115gr and a 147gr.



I'm assuming (dangerous in reloading) that you are referring to AA-5 powder. If so, here's how it plays out...



If it is a 115gr Silvertip, the load range is about 5.4 - 7.0 grains. You are fine as the 6.1 grains falls in the mid range area.



If it is the 147gr Silvertip, the load range is about 3.8 - 5.3 grains. BAD! You would have a hot load. This could be potentially dangerous. Most likely, you would only damage your gun, but why take the chance.



Verify that they are 115gr bullets, pull a few to double check the charge, and you should be good to go.
 

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They were the 115 grain bullets, and they group amazing! I do trust him because I know the majority of local LE do use him for personal reloads ( not their duty ammo of course),
 
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