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What is your favorite 9mm load using 115 gr. plated bullets and Bullseye or W-231 powder???
I run FMJ o/ 5gr of W231. You might back that off to 4.9 for plated.
 

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Back when I shot plated bullets it was 115gr berry's plated 4.5 gr bullseye.
 

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4.7 gr of bullseye, FMJ bullet. But I thiink you are better getting load data from manuals and suppliers.

GO here for some more options... 9 mm Load Data - Handloads.Com
 

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4.7 gr of bullseye, FMJ bullet. But I thiink you are better getting load data from manuals and suppliers.

GO here for some more options... 9 mm Load Data - Handloads.Com
The issue, as always, is there is no specific data for plated bullets in any manuf. data base. The rule of thumb for plated, load it like a lead bullet.
 

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I'm using Berry's 125 gr. RN DS plated if it matters! I just was wondering what had worked for you. I have some Ranier information (these are plated also are they not:confused:) to go by and will probably start with a mid level load for a cast lead bullet. Thanks for the input:D!
 

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I use Vihtavuori N310 4.7 gr for my xdm 5.25 9 mm, 124 gr RN bullets. Results are not bad but I would like better. Small group want to target. Does anyone have experience with that?
 

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Well, my favorite 9x19 load does not use 115gn bullets, it doesn't use plated bullets, and it doesn't use either of those powders.
For Bullseye, right around 4.0-4.5gn and around 4.2-4.5gn for 231/HP38 tends to be about best for 115gn. Work up to those loads.
 

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I run berrys 115grn plated with 7.0 grns of hs6 .... max load for jacketed, use data at own risk. - favorite 9mm load. 124grn plated at 6.6grns of hs6, also max jacketed data.
 

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I noticed that I xdm to be a little more filling than a bullet to the CZ 75B if you want precise bullets. I guess because the XDM longer tube?
 
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