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Old July 10th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #16
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Light loads don't expand the case as much, you have a poor seal in the chamber, so you see more deposits on the casing. At least you don't have the bullet lube to clean up like on cast lead bullets.
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Old July 11th, 2014, 05:05 PM   #17
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Plated bullet makers almost always recommend using lead bullet data. Your OAL looks a little short, most loading books recommend 1.125" OAL for 115 gr bullets, shorter OAL in pistol cartridges tends to spike pressures. My own personal experience with 9mm has shown that 1.125" OAL feeds well in 9mm also.
Ok thanks bud....i ll adjust them too 1.125 Thanks guys.....Rusty
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Old July 12th, 2014, 06:26 PM   #18
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plated = Lead data
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Old July 13th, 2014, 03:34 PM   #19
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My testers at the starting load of 5.0 grains for 115grain worked fine in my 9c this weekend/
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Old October 2nd, 2014, 10:02 PM   #20
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Also from the Berry's website-

We recommend using hard cast load data or start with mid-range jacketed data. Make sure data is below 1250fps unless you are using a Thick-Plated bullet that we list a higher max velocity for like the 9mm 124gr HBRN-TP that can be shot to 1500fps in open class guns like a .38 Super. Keep in mind that since our plated bullet has the same pressure curve as a hard cast bullet, the published cast data will be very close to what you will get with our plated bullets. If you use Jacketed data with our plated bullets you can get from 5% - 8% increase in velocity using that data.

I've been alternating between Berry's HBRN-TP and Xtreme HPCB 115s, 124s and 147s and really like them both over W231 and Titegroup using mid-range FMJ data. Very accurate for me and nice to shoot.
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Old October 24th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #21
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I started using 4.0 grains of Titegroup with Berry's 115 grain Plated Round Nose but have increased it to 4.3 grains. Setting them at 1.110" OAL has worked well in three of my pistols.
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Old November 9th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #22
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I use 147gr Berry's RN specifically for steel plate shooting. The idea was to find an accurate load being as light shooting as possible. I shoot an M&P 9 FS with a Tungsten guide rod with a 13lb spring and an Apex FSS kit.

3.3 gr Titegroup @ 1.150

Very accurate on paper, very quick transition on the steel.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 03:22 AM   #23
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Be very careful with crimping the Berry's. The are soft and easily deformed if you crimp them too tight. Measure a few rounds very carefully after crimping at the rim of the casing to see that they are within spec.

Good luck.
Why wouldn't you use a taper crimp on them? I bought the extra taper crimp die and have not run into any problems.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 06:58 AM   #24
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Why wouldn't you use a taper crimp on them? I bought the extra taper crimp die and have not run into any problems.
You realize you've resurrected a thread last posted to 7 months ago?

Anyway, almost all 9 mm die sets provide a taper crimp so that's not a problem. However, even with a taper crimp it's possible to over do it and distort the bullet.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 09:54 AM   #25
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Almost all auto pistol calibers should be taper crimped, please note that most die sets DO NOT include a taper crimp die as standard, you normally have to go to 4 die sets before you get a taper crimp die as taper crimping isn't very compatible with bullet seating, so it requires a separate die. Information with the die set will very clearly state taper crimp as that is an important feature, if it doesn't clearly say taper crimp, its not and you have to buy a taper crimp die separately.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 05:03 PM   #26
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Sorry about resurrecting an old thread. I recently purchased some plated Berrys bullets and was looking for data on them. Also there is not much traffic on this forum because the front page contains posts for the last 11 months so I wasn't really paying attention to the date.

As far as die sets including a taper crimp die, not the ones I have purchased. The sets I bought for .380 and 9mm were both 3 die sets with the taper crimp die extra. Maybe 4 die sets were available but not where I purchased them.
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I seriously doubt that .005 diff in OAL is gonna make a bit of difference. I am happy with .01-, but not +.. and no more than .01, Im running cheap calipers and Ive never had a problem. Its a bit anal to go three digits to the right. ;-)

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