Can I use a load for a 125g bullet for a 124 g bullet

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Texas42, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Hey.

    I have some Hornady 124 g XTP Jacketed HP, but the only load in my manual is for 125 g JHP.

    Can I use this load data?
     


  2. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    1 grain really won't matter much.
     
  3. Pappy

    Pappy Resident Septuagenarian

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    Agreed....is the bearing surface similar in both bullets???
     
  4. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    It was a generic bullet load data. I'm just going to get a hornady manual at some point. I don't have a load for the powder I have anyways.
     
  5. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Just start at the base, even the max has a little bit of fudge factor in it. We've loaded some .204 Ruger past the max and it's not showing signs of overpressure, yet.
     
  6. mortdooley

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    Actually if you weigh your bullets not all of them are exactly the same as the box states, don't misunderstand what I mean all the bullets in the box will be the same weight. I have only seen this with cast but I use data that matches the printed weight rather then worrying about the true weight.
     

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