Reloading Newbie Question

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Reloading Newbie Question

Post by M Zampini on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:20 pm

Been shooting and relaoding for HP Rifle for many years - just getting into Bullseye and pistol this year.

Starting my pistol adventure with a 9mm.

Basic question-  do you have a different load for 25 yds v. 50 yds???

thanks! -mz

M Zampini

Posts : 2
Join date : 2013-08-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by DavidR on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Some shoot different some do not. Most dont shoot 9mm for bullseye at all as it can only be used for the  center fire section of the 2700 and Its hard to get good accuracy out of factory 9mms at 50 yards. Out of a match grade barrel, there are a few loads using a 115 fmj that are accurate at 50 yds, at 25yds a accurate gun will shoot factory ammo ok.

DavidR
Admin

Posts : 2856
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 62
Location : NRA:Expert, Georgia

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Schaumannk on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:28 pm

Yes,  I use different loads at the fifty and the twenty five yard line, mostly because I use cheaper bullets at the 25.   
   However I am shooting a KKM barrel with a very slow twist rate.  

Finding the right ammo/loads for your gun at different distances will be trial and error.

Schaumannk

Posts : 251
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : Cheyenne, WY

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Dave C. on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:28 pm

Why shoot two loads?  If it shoots well at 50 yrds it will shoot well at 25.

Dave C.

Posts : 176
Join date : 2011-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Schaumannk on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Absolutely true, but for those of us who are not supported shooters,  if we can save ten bucks a match, shooting cheaper bullets at the short line, we can use that money on gas to get to the next match.   

Also if you are an older shooter,  lighter loads at the short line help save your wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Schaumannk

Posts : 251
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : Cheyenne, WY

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Dave C. on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:48 am

I've always shot lead, H&G#68's.  Have not been "young" for quite a while.  It does not need to be a hot load to shoot at 50 yds.  It does require a well made bullet and good reloading skills.  As far as support I even save my 22 brass and sell it to the scrap yard.

Dave C.

Dave C.

Posts : 176
Join date : 2011-06-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Schaumannk on Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:10 pm

Dave C. wrote:I've always shot lead, H&G#68's.  Have not been "young" for quite a while.  It does not need to be a hot load to shoot at 50 yds.  It does require a well made bullet and good reloading skills.  As far as support I even save my 22 brass and sell it to the scrap yard.

Dave C.

 All true, with a 45 ACP.  


Not true with 9MM where lead at the fifty yard line does not yield good results.

Schaumannk

Posts : 251
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : Cheyenne, WY

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by DavidR on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:46 pm

yes the question posted was about 9mm, Of the very few top shooters ive seen shooting a 9mm, all shoot FMJ at 50 yds

DavidR
Admin

Posts : 2856
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 62
Location : NRA:Expert, Georgia

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Rob Kovach on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:46 pm

.452 H&G #68's wont fit in the OP's 9mm gun.

I haven't been able to figure out a lead 9mm load that works well at 50 yards.

Rob Kovach
Admin

Posts : 2552
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 43
Location : Brooklyn, WI

Back to top Go down

Re: Reloading Newbie Question

Post by Sponsored content Today at 6:44 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum