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New Reloading Manual Needed #13918446 06/22/19
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I am need of a reloading manual that covers powder coated lead pistol bullet data. Specifically, 150 gr. 9mm SWC, 158 gr. .38 Spl/.357 Mag SWC, and 240 gr. .44 Mag/Spl. SWC. Any suggestions? Online data for powder coated bullets seems to be very scarce. I have contacted both Missouri Bullet Company and ACME and they were of zero help. I have checked websites of various powder manufacturers and they also don't seem to offer anything specifically for powder coated bullets and none for 9 mm 150 gr. SWC at all. Surely there is published data somewhere. Thanks!


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Re: New Reloading Manual Needed [Re: Henryseale] #13918522 06/22/19
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Have you tried posting your question on the "Cast Boolits" website? Accurate Arms reloading site? Just a couple I can think of, there are lots more out there.

Re: New Reloading Manual Needed [Re: Henryseale] #13919185 06/22/19
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No, not familiar with them, but I will do a search and give it a try. Thanks!


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Re: New Reloading Manual Needed [Re: Henryseale] #13919747 06/23/19
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Originally Posted by Henryseale
I am need of a reloading manual that covers powder coated lead pistol bullet data. Specifically, 150 gr. 9mm SWC, 158 gr. .38 Spl/.357 Mag SWC, and 240 gr. .44 Mag/Spl. SWC. Any suggestions? Online data for powder coated bullets seems to be very scarce. I have contacted both Missouri Bullet Company and ACME and they were of zero help. I have checked websites of various powder manufacturers and they also don't seem to offer anything specifically for powder coated bullets and none for 9 mm 150 gr. SWC at all. Surely there is published data somewhere. Thanks!


Powder coating just takes the place of the lube, it’s really nothing special. If using Missouri Bullets 18 hardness PC just use any load data for hard cast lead. For 41 mag using 215 gr. Missouri Hard casts I have been happy with 15.5 grains AA9 for full house loads and 9 grains Unique for milder. Also use Unique, Red Dot, AA5 for 158 HC in 357 mag. I usually used Unique in 38 special, but haven’t for years as I just download mag cases. I have never loaded 150 for the 9mm but have 147 which should work with the 150. The data is there if you have trouble finding it send a PM and I will share my resources.



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Originally Posted by Swifty52
Originally Posted by Henryseale
I am need of a reloading manual that covers powder coated lead pistol bullet data. Specifically, 150 gr. 9mm SWC, 158 gr. .38 Spl/.357 Mag SWC, and 240 gr. .44 Mag/Spl. SWC. Any suggestions? Online data for powder coated bullets seems to be very scarce. I have contacted both Missouri Bullet Company and ACME and they were of zero help. I have checked websites of various powder manufacturers and they also don't seem to offer anything specifically for powder coated bullets and none for 9 mm 150 gr. SWC at all. Surely there is published data somewhere. Thanks!


Powder coating just takes the place of the lube, it’s really nothing special. If using Missouri Bullets 18 hardness PC just use any load data for hard cast lead. For 41 mag using 215 gr. Missouri Hard casts I have been happy with 15.5 grains AA9 for full house loads and 9 grains Unique for milder. Also use Unique, Red Dot, AA5 for 158 HC in 357 mag. I usually used Unique in 38 special, but haven’t for years as I just download mag cases. I have never loaded 150 for the 9mm but have 147 which should work with the 150. The data is there if you have trouble finding it send a PM and I will share my resources.

Swifty, is correct. All loading manuals are a reference only. We have to remember each firearm is an individual. Then we add in the differences in Lots of powder, bullets, cases and primers, each one changes the load. With the web now we have unlimited resources.
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