is Tightgroup too light for Steyr M?

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by Gray_Wolf, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Gray_Wolf

    Gray_Wolf New Member

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    As I mentioned in my range report I had 3 FTE with my M9-A out of a 100 of my Tighgroup 9mm reloads. The powder seems be good for light loads (originay I got it for .44mag loads but also loaded for my 9mm Beretta.)

    Anyone else uses/used Titegroup and had similar results? has anyone never had problems with the powder?

    just trying to pin point the problem...
     

  2. Gray_Wolf

    Gray_Wolf New Member

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    I haven't used Titegroup for that long myself....but I have to say I did notice my .44mag getting pretty hot and that's only from shoot shooting light Tiregroup reloads, which I found surprising since it didn't get that hot when I was using hot H110 (within the SAAMI Specs) loads. I didn't know about Nitro ....

    I have only been reloading for less than a year and always stay within max loads, so I haven't spent too much time looking for pressure sighs (assuming there wouldn't be any), the only thing I noticed with my .44 was (somewhat) flattened primes with H110 (if you want full power loads this is the powder to use).

    on Hogdon site for titegroup they list max load of 4.2gr for 124gr and 130gr FMJ bullets, but only 3.6gr for 147gr XTP bullet, so I basically had guess the load for 138gr bullet. With my Lee auto disk I can go either 3.8gr or 4gr and I think 4gr might be too much.

    btw what do you mean exactly by sizing or measuring expansion on the brass? :oops:
     
  3. revchuck

    revchuck New Member

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    I couldn't find your range report, so I don't know what your load is.

    I've been using 4.2 grains of TG under a 125 grain Zero JHP loaded to 1.14" in my CZ-75B and Beretta 92 Brigadier. Excellent accuracy and function in both guns. Velocity runs about 1050 fps, which is about where standard velocity factory ammo of this weight runs. It ought to work fine in your M9. If it doesn't, you may have gun problems.

    Hodgdon's max load for this bullet weight is 4.4 grains.
     
  4. Gray_Wolf

    Gray_Wolf New Member

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    The load I was using was 3.8gr of TG behind a 138gr RN Frontier bullet (they advertise it as Complete Metal Jacket, but I heard it’s just a copper plated bullet) I made the reloads for my 92FS and never had a problem with them in that gun.

    I fired off a box of Remington 115gr MC today and they worked fine, than I shot the last box/50 of my reloads ^ and again had 2 FTE, the M9-A1 definitely doesn’t like them for some reason :confused:

    btw locally 9mm WWB/Remington ammo goes for $11-12 CND a box, I can load for half of that; so there are some cost savings for sure
     
  5. revchuck

    revchuck New Member

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    That's weird...the load ought to work in the Steyr. I guess it's just one of those things... 8-O