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Maxx424 Member Posts: 719 ✭✭✭✭
edited July 2014 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I have a bunch of red dot and 124G FMJ for the 9MM. In looking at the reloading in Lees he does not have a load for 124 G bullets in red dot but there is one for 125 G FMJ. Any reason why I can't use the load for the 125 G bullet for my 124 G. Difference is so small I would think I could but want to get a sanity check.
Second question - have some that are FMJ but look to be brass instead of copper. Harder alloy so how does that affect the load?
125gr Soft Point
4.4gr 986 FPS
5.0gr 1139 FPS
125gr Round Nose
4.0gr 981 FPS
4.5gr 1111 FPS
As with any load you need to work up slowly, especially if you are using different bullets or bullets of different construction then those listed in the manual. Just look at the difference above with two bullets of the same weight but of different construction for a good example of this.