Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 25 of 25

Thread: Holmes Brass

  1. #21
    Site Supporter GuanoLoco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Quote Originally Posted by holmes168 View Post
    Tested out the Win 231 today. Wasn’t thinking but used 4.1 grains for 115gr round nose. No issues- went through my PX4 easily enough.

    Paging @GuanoLoco but thinking about working up more rounds with the Everglades 124gr RN. Using 4.4gr for 124gr RN should be about right, do I throw 50 or so rounds up next or since my testing batch was a bit off work less and make sure I’m good.

    Definitely would like to get cranking on rounds today.
    I prefer 124’s, don’t mess with 115’s for minor power factor loads as that gets into trans-sonic range (115gr @ 1087 fps = 125 Power Factor). It seems contradictory, but you use slightly LESS powder as you increase bullet weight to maintain a consistent power factor.

    No opinion on Win231 other that my one load workup posted top Doodie - I haven’t touched it since.

    Be aware that you will get different loads using jacketed vs. lead/polymer coated/plated. I haven’t messed with jacketed pistol bullets in forever, strictly polymer coated these days.
    Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Doodie Project?

  2. #22
    Member holmes168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fort Worth
    Quote Originally Posted by GuanoLoco View Post
    I prefer 124’s, don’t mess with 115’s for minor power factor loads as that gets into trans-sonic range (115gr @ 1087 fps = 125 Power Factor). It seems contradictory, but you use slightly LESS powder as you increase bullet weight to maintain a consistent power factor.

    No opinion on Win231 other that my one load workup posted top Doodie - I haven’t touched it since.

    Be aware that you will get different loads using jacketed vs. lead/polymer coated/plated. I haven’t messed with jacketed pistol bullets in forever, strictly polymer coated these days.
    Thanks as always. I’ve still got to buy your recommend powder- just wanted to go thru the 231. Bought the Everglades on sale for Fathers Day.
    What bullets are you using these days? I thought I read Acme but don’t remember exactly.

    Edit- I’ve not bought one, but how important is a chrono to you for reloading?
    Last edited by holmes168; 06-30-2018 at 04:07 PM.
    Every day in transportation makes me feel like I brought a toothpick to a gun fight.

  3. #23
    Site Supporter GuanoLoco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    I shoot ACME 124’s - they have a pretty sweet bulk pricing deal.

    Chrono is critical to me as I do a lot of load workups. Some of it is to test out new copmponents, to save $ or improve performance somehow. Part of it is the joy of doing it efficiently and well. I have an illuminated chrono + bullet trap within walking distance of my press, so working up a new load is easy.
    Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Doodie Project?

  4. #24
    Member holmes168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fort Worth
    Reloading press used (list modifications if relevant)installed: Dillon 650
    Caliber: 9mm
    Bullet (Weight, Coating, Profile, Manufacturer): Everglades 124gr RN Plated Bullets
    Powder manufacturer, type and charge; volume, type (ball, stick, flake): 4.2gr WIN 231
    Dies used: Dillon
    Primers used: CCI Small Pistol 500
    Cartridge Overall Length (COAL): 1.15
    Chronograph data (if possible): None- send recommendations!
    Goals intended with this load: Use up WIN 231 bought over a year ago and kept in garage so I can buy CSB-1 M
    Results - accuracy, smokiness, clean burning, flash, temperature, smell, brass deformation, etc.: Nothing definitive yet- shot my first 25 rounds out of my new P-07 today with zero issues
    Problems encountered and fixes applied: None.
    Anything of interest: I started a topic a few weeks ago on powder and primer storage. I have kept the WIN 231 and the CCI primers in my Texas garage for over a year. There were no issues with firing them off today. Think this load is a winner- but time will tell. Wish I had a chronograph.
    Every day in transportation makes me feel like I brought a toothpick to a gun fight.

  5. #25
    Member holmes168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Fort Worth
    Put 196 rounds of the above 124gr Everglades reloads through the P07 this morning. Zero issues- this seems to be a winner. Off to Cabela's tomorrow- need 1,000 more primers before my first bulk buy online.
    Every day in transportation makes me feel like I brought a toothpick to a gun fight.

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •