Favorite match loads for the SFx?

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Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by jtaylor996 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:45 pm

I need to come up with a good match load for my SFx, and crank out a ton of ammo for it.

I usually load pretty short for my 1911, but I'd rather go longer for this gun. What's a happy COAL for this gun?

I'll be using 124gr montana gold JHPs over N320 or titegroup.
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by 3375 Mr Unice » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm

I have been using "Rapidammo.com" 124 gr loaded with Hodgdon Powder, a CCI Primer and is capped with a Berrys Bullet. He is a local guy that now sells on line. I have been picking up 1000 rds at a time. Now I am saving money to purchase my own 650xl and ramp up to 147gr that I have shot before (only about 50 of) and think I might like. I'm finding that the COAL on these is 1.1 and just under. I have shot about 3500 thru my SFx, and 2000 thru My DA.
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by NWcityguy2 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:16 pm

In general for 9mm, I'd recommend at least a 124-125 weight bullet, over a fast ball powder. It'll feel the least snappy. I've never used titegroup, but have seen more than a few blown out primers and stuck cases from it. Some people use it forever and never have a problem with it though. It's a powder where, if you change a single thing in the load, you need to do a complete re-work. Titegroup is known for going from happy to explosive without showing any signs in between.

I am currently using an Xtreme 147 plated bullet, loaded in front of 3.7 grains of Shooters World Clean Pistol, with a COAL of 1.147". It made approximately 130PF over a chrono at an IDPA match this year. Shooters World Clean Pistol may well be Accurate's #2 powder, prior to being bought out be Western Powders. I've used #2 before, and liked it, but it wasn't always available so I stopped.
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by jtaylor996 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am

Count me in the group of people who've been using titegroup for more than a decade with zero issues. I've used it for 9/40/357 and probably more than that. The only issue I have with it is that it get the gun very hot, and sometimes stanks when you're using coated bullets.
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by BentAero » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:59 pm

My buddy has been loading 3.1/3.2 N320 with 147 FP Acme red coated bullets at 1.160 with good results. I bummed 50 from him to try in the SFx and thought highly off them
I'm currently planning a 3.0/3.1/3.2 experiment with the Alliant Sport Pistol at 1.155 COAL. (147 FP Acme) The guys on Brian Enos forum have been raving about it, saying it feels/acts like N320, but runs much cooler so it doesn't melt the coating off polymer coated bullets. It's a lot less money too. We'll see.
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by LakeCityRipper » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:50 pm

I’m using 3.2 grain titegroup, cci primers and Gallant 135gr bullets. I prefer the middle ground between 124-147 and they work in the boys pcc as well. I am thinking of trying sport pistol or Prima V next time I buy powder
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by chetc » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:05 pm

i would like to add that i am liking sport pistol also, this was my first time out with sport pistol at 12yds
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by GlennSFX » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 am

I recently started reloading 9mm 147g ACME Hi-Tek coated bullets with CCI and Federal primers, and 3.0g of Titegroup, with a COAL of 1.125". I ran 700 through the 650 Wed night, using them for the first time at an IDPA match yesterday with good results. I spoke with 4 guys who reload at the match and all use Titegroup. It is a very popular powder. You definitely get the "stank" with coated bullets. Outside you never notice it, inside you will. I'm getting good accuracy with this recipe.

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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm

3375 Mr Unice wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Rapidammo.com
How's their shipping?
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:50 pm

GlennSFX wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 am
I'm getting good accuracy with this recipe.
Do you ever run batches for, "friends"?
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by GlennSFX » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:35 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:50 pm
GlennSFX wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:52 am
I'm getting good accuracy with this recipe.
Do you ever run batches for, "friends"?
No...I don't want to deal with the liability if something happened. Nothing in this world is fool-proof! Your "BEST FRIEND" could get maimed or worse, killed, and I'm sure some family member would be suing you. Unfortunately it's the world we live in. :sad:
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by GaCop » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:42 am

1.106" has worked fine for me with that weight bullet.
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Re: Favorite match loads for the SFx?

Post by Noshoot » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:13 pm

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm
3375 Mr Unice wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Rapidammo.com
How's their shipping?
I just checked to my zip code and it’s $20 FedEx for 1k, and $27 for 2k.

Not too bad.
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