Titegroup and the M&P 9C

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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Titegroup and the M&P 9C

I just finished loading up some 45ACP and am now getting started with the 9. I'm using Titegroup, Winchester small pistol primers, 124gr Power Bond plated bullets at a COL of 1.135" what would a good starting point be for the 9C? I used 4.5grs in my PX4 Compact at 1.125" but that was a tad hot, not crazy but a little. Any suggestions? Some say the heavy plating of Power Bond can almost be loaded to jacketed specs.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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I'm using 3.2 Gr of Titegroup on 147 grain bullets through my 5" pro. Might be a good starting point for you. Load 20 and see how they run.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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I'd back your PX4 load off 4-6 tenths, and test from there.

What's your goal? IDPA/USPSA loads? Plinking ammo? The longer OAL should back the pressure off a BIT, but every gun/chamber is different. Check the plated bullets fired into wet newspaper or soft sand. They should hold together if you're shooting target-power loads.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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I'd back your PX4 load off 4-6 tenths, and test from there.

What's your goal? IDPA/USPSA loads? Plinking ammo? The longer OAL should back the pressure off a BIT, but every gun/chamber is different. Check the plated bullets fired into wet newspaper or soft sand. They should hold together if you're shooting target-power loads.

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Plinking / practice with my EDC. Since I carry this I want the rounds to be resonably close in recoil to the carry ammo I use.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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I'm using 4.0 grains of Titegroup with a 124 gr lead cone nose bullet (COL = 1.150") for 1110 fps out of a 9 mm 5" Kimber 1911.

I'm using 4.4 grains of Titegroup with a 124 gr JHP bullet (same COL = 1.150") for 1140 fps in the same pistol.

Both loads are at Hodgdon's published maximums and show no signs of high pressure in the 1911 or my M&P9. The fact you are using them in a 9c is immaterial, a good load is a good load.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #6
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I'm using 4.0 grains of Titegroup with a 124 gr lead cone nose bullet (COL = 1.150") for 1110 fps out of a 9 mm 5" Kimber 1911.

I'm using 4.4 grains of Titegroup with a 124 gr JHP bullet (same COL = 1.150") for 1140 fps in the same pistol.

Both loads are at Hodgdon's published maximums and show no signs of high pressure in the 1911 or my M&P9. The fact you are using them in a 9c is immaterial, a good load is a good load.
True, a good load is... but, the PX4 was picky with the origional recoil spring. 4.0 and 4.2 would not cycle the action reliably 4.4 and 4.5 would and 4.6 showed signs of overpressure. Because of that I am a little worried about loads for a compact 9mm. Could be that I don't need to be with the M&P9C, just have to figure it out.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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Took ten rounds at 3.8grs of Titegroup with an OAL of 1.14" and ten at 4.2grs of Titegroup with the same OAL both 124grn powerbond FMJ(Powerbond are plated but a little thicker plate than Barry's or Ranier). Either would work but I chose the 4.2grs since it seems closer to my EDC rounds. Both shot well and only showed a little pressure in the form of flattened primers. I just loaded a hundred and will see in a week or so when I go to the range again. If all goes well I'll load up the rest.
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If you have a chronograph or can find one to borrow, it is an invaluable tool imo, when it comes to working up loads.
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I use 3.8 grains of titegroup over a 124 gr lead round nose and some 115 fmj. Both seem to work well out of my 9c.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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4.2 grains with a 124 grain jhp makes power factor for IDPA in my full size M&P' s .and shoots great out of the 9c too.

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Old February 16th, 2013, 09:53 AM   #11
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My last chrono on a MG 124gr JHP, 3.9gr Titegroup @ 1.10 OAL came out at 1070 fps with a M&P Pro. I've been loading them to 4.0gr to round em up. It's my competition load and is a good accurate load.
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3.8 grains of titegroup here for 115 fmj and 124 grain lead cast bullets with good results im my 9c. With Winchester and cci small pistol primers when I can find them.
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Thanks for the info here. I am getting ready to load up some 124gr Win FMJ-Flat Base bullets, and had decided on 4.1gr of TiteGroup. Looks like I am in the ballpark. I also have an M&P 9c, but haven't shot this weight yet with it. Previous I used 115gr CPRN X-Treme bullets, with 4.3gr of TiteGroup. It was good for my XD9 5", but not sure in my M&P 9c yet.
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I use 3.6 TG in my Shield, PPS,XDs 9mm. Works great. I load 125 gr bullet.
I tried 3.8 of TG but felt it was a little snappy in the Shield. I even tried 3.5 and it worked fine, and tried it in my XDM 5.25 and worked in it. But I thought
3.5 was a little light? Good luck. I used 3.0 grns TG with 125 /147 for my SBR/silencer.
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Shot a few with 4.1 of TG last weekend, with no problems. Seemed pretty accurate too. I loaded up some with 4.2 grs of TG this week, but have yet to try them.
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