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I just experimented with Accurate Arms #7 powder and Zero 115gr JHP bullets. 8.0 grains of AA#7 with the Zero bullet shot very well in my Kart 5" barrel, producing about 1.5" 5-shot groups at 25 yards. I haven't gotten out my chrono, but it feels like a reasonable load for recoil, and I'm guessing it's leaving the muzzle at about 1130 fps, which would produce a 130 power factor. I may check it out with my chronograph this Saturday.

Other loads I like in 9mm are 4.2 gr of Tite Group with a 125gr Zero JHP, and 5.8 gr of Vhitovouri 3N37 with a 115 grain bullet.

I also shoot a 125 grain cast LRN using 5.6gr of Accurate Arms #5 powder.
This is a good load for practice, and I do shoot it at matches when I don't have to worry about bullet lube "smoke" problems. This usually occurs in the early morning when the air is a bit cooler.
 

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Minor load

If you want a good minor load try 3.1 of VV310 with a berrys 147 @ 1.160"
Thanks for the info. Do you mean "minor load" as close to the required 125 power factor for ESP and SSP in IDPA? Is the 147 gr Berry's bullet a plated bullet?
What kind of accuracy do you get with this load?

I haven't tried 147 grain bullets, but I can get some cast lead, and I have a pound of N310, so I may give it a try. Thanks for sharing! Rich
 

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Thanks for the info. Do you mean "minor load" as close to the required 125 power factor for ESP and SSP in IDPA? Is the 147 gr Berry's bullet a plated bullet?
What kind of accuracy do you get with this load?
It depends on what it's comming out of, it's around 132pf out of most of my IDPA/USPSA 9mm's it works hot or cold everyday all day.

The Berry's are plated so you should be good with that data with lead, you'll just have smoke.

Accuracy depends on what they are comming out of but I've put ten into 3" at 100 yards, scoped 9mm carbine though.
 

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I've been running Berry's plated and/or Montana Gold 124gr bullets for IDPA with 3.8gr CLAYS...makes pf (in my gun) and is a pretty soft shooter. Not nearly as soft as some of the guys using 147gr with V V powder, but pretty soft
 

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my favorite is 4.2 of N320 with a 124 or 125 gr bullet.

have shot some with 3.8 Clays and 4.2 WST with a 124grn bullet and happy with those too.

all that out of a CZ
 

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I have shot a lot of different 9mm "recipes" but my current preference is the 135 grain Billy Bullet (moly coated cast) and 3.8 grains HP38 for 986 fps and power factor 131,110.
 

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4.0 TG under a MG 124 JHP (or Zero 125 FMJ) loaded to 1.140 works for me.

Other good loads are 3.5 TG with 147s and 4.5 TG with 115s.

N320 and N330 also work well but Vhit is a bit of a pain to find lately.
 

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I run a hand-cast 125gr lead truncated cone bullet over 3.2 of Titegroup...puts me at 1001 FPS from my chrono.....barely making power factor and no leading in my barrels.
 

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9mm loads

Thanks to all that shared their favorite 9mm loads for IDPA. I do like using Tite group with FMJ 125 grain bullets. However, the AA#7 with the Zero 115gr bullet was extremely accurate using once fired cases. Was just wondering if anyone else had tried AA#7. Apparently my 5" Kart barrel likes this combination.......but every barrel is unique!
 

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Shooting friend chrono'd a new load two weeks bck with 130 gr RNFP (Black Bullets) over 3.6 gr of TG (1.12" COL) in Glock 34 with 5.3" LW bbl, 1030 fps...(for you .40 Lite/Minor fans, the same charge with 155 gr RNFP clocks 835 fps in GLock 35)
 
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