No problem, it wasn't life threatening.I have more then ample load information to keep me bizzy.At times diveloping a load is more enjoyable then shooting x rings all day.Mr.Camp,You must of taken personal contact training in your line of business.
Hello, Capt. First, "Mr. Camp" refers to my father! I go by Steve, Stephen, or when really in trouble as a boy, Stephen Allen! I also answer to "Hey, you."
Yes, I am retired from LE, but really don't know how many of the other moderators are or are not.
By the way, I dug out some of my old notes on load development for 9mm cast bullets and didn't find anything that would do good enough to recommend...other than the load I mentioned with Blue Dot powder.
I do not recall which issue, but a few years ago, "Handloader" magazine featured an article in which a fellow obtained sub-1" groups using a stock HP and a handload using PB powder and a Sierra 115 gr JHP.
You might play around with the 6.9 gr Blue Dot load and see if you go up or down a bit on the charge if it gets better.
I kind of gave up on the cast bullet/9mm thing and just shoot jacketed rounds in them, but do shoot a heck of alot of cast rounds in my forty-fives.
Thanks Steve:I have been trying to find a accurate lead bullet load for the 9mm for years.I always end up going back to a jacketed bullet also.I shoot 45acp most of the time,but I like to plink once in a while with the 9mm.Then I find my self experimenting with the 9mm loads always thinking I have found the perfect combination with always the same results 3 to 4 inch groups at 25 yards.I suppose I'll never get the 9mm to shoot like a 45acp for accuracy using lead bullets.I have been copying down the loads that the guys have been suggesting.I'll try them all over the winter months. Regards,Capt.