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Have been trying different hand loads for years,but I can't say I have a good BHP load using a lead bullet.Does ant one have a pet load for a lead bullet that really performs well in the BHP.I have been using 147Gr.Bullx bullets in 9mm subsonic load.
 

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I have had very good luck with a Carroll 125gr lrn and 5gr of AA 5 .. This load does well in BHP and CZ75B ..
 

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I have never had success with any lead bullet in 9mm. For the 9mm I stick with jacketed bullets.

YMMV
 

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Recently started loading Precision Bullets 124gr RN (http://www.precisionbullets.com/index.html). Worked a load using Win 231 powder, WSP primer, some old IVI 71 brass and varying the charge from 3.0 thru 4.2 grains of powder. Didn't feed properly until I got to the range of 3.6 gr powder. I settled on the 4.0 gr load. It shoots very well in a newer Browning MK III.

I really can't say enough about the Precision Bullets. I've been casting .45ACP for years and now I use their bullets for both 9mm and 45. They do not foul the way normal lead bullets foul. The price is such that it costs about the same if you don't consider freight.
 

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Hello. I've not been able to get a cast or plated (Rainier) bullet to really,really group for me out of a HP like a few pet jacket loads.

That said, the best I've come up with has been a cast 124 gr FP (Rucker) or Rainer's 124 gr PRN over 6.9 gr Blue Dot. This averages about 1160 ft/sec from a HP and does fairly well. It's 10 ring accurate at 15 yards on an NRA 25 yard pistol target.

Not being rude or anything, but even though this relates to BHPs, it's probably better if it's over at reloading so I'll move it there now, but leave it here (locked) so that others might contribute.

Best and good shooting.
 

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Hey Capt.
I have used several different 147 gr. bullets in my BHP and it seems to be pretty happy with them, generally. A load that performs well but is pretty hot has 7.1 of AA#7 under a 147 SWC (D&J) or TC. I used this one on pins for a couple of years. Very accurate. Very near max so should be worked up to gradually.
Another pretty good load has 3.7 of Universal uinder any of the 147 gr. bullets. This is nicely accurate, too and a little softer shooting though it is listed in some references as plus P. I used this in IDPA and IPSC for a while. When I tried backing off the charge (Hodgdon shows this as max) to get down to minor power factor, it was accurate and pleasant to shoot but every once in a while, a bullet would simply tumble. Interesting to see a full SWC profile in a cardboard target.
I have been experimenting with VV N310 and really like it but have had to go to 3.1 gr. to make 125 PF. That's a little higher than VV recommends so should be approached with caution.

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Norm
 

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Often you need to slow down lead bullets to get them to group in a 9mm. 3.6 of Bullseye with a 125 lead round nose has performed well in the BHP and even in a Glock.
 

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Originally posted by Capt.drydock:
Have been trying different hand loads for years,but I can't say I have a good BHP load using a lead bullet.Does ant one have a pet load for a lead bullet that really performs well in the BHP.I have been using 147Gr.Bullx bullets in 9mm subsonic load.
I have had good luck with my Browning using 147gr cast bullets and 3.3grs of WW231 powder.

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