Reloads w/ Caracal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skins45, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Skins45

    Skins45 New Member

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    I'm going to start tinkering with reloading 9mm for the Caracal. Anybody got some good results with handloads? if so, please share.
     
  2. Metal Bird

    Metal Bird New Member

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    I second this. I would like to know more about this as well. Thanks
     

  3. todd44044

    todd44044 New Member

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    I just worked up a few 147 gr. hornady xtp with 4.3 grains of power pistol and winchester primers. Ill let you know how they shoot and cycle
     
  4. l33t5p34k

    l33t5p34k New Member

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    I loaded up a bunch of 115gr fmj to 1.15 and had good results with power pistol accurate #5 was ok with the 115
    I am now loading montana gold 124gr jhp with win231 at right in the middle of the range and col 1.158
    I havn't fired but a few win white box rounds as comparison to my handloads. :mrgreen:
     
  5. todd44044

    todd44044 New Member

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    Hello all. This is a follow-up to my promise to report the rsults of my load testing. I fired from 7 yards freehand. I fired five rounds of each and then disassembled and cleaned the barrel thoroughly before firing the next five using my Caracal Type F with straight eight sights.
    I tested 2 store bought branded loads against mine for comparison sake. Here are the results:

    Brand: PMC 115 grain
    group size (outside to outside): 2.138''
    Performance and cycling: No Issues

    Brand: Sellier & Bellot 115 grain
    group size: 1.410''
    Performance and cycling: No Issues

    Brand: Handload
    Case: Once fired mixed lot
    Bullet: Hornady 147 gr. XTP HPBT
    Powder: Power Pistol @ 4.45 grains
    Primer: Winchester small pistol
    Overall Length: 1.090'' - 1.103''
    Velocity: 890 fps.
    Power Factor: 130,800
    group size: .8270''
    Performance and cycling: No Issues

    I am very pleased with this load and will be using it for IDPA with my Caracal type F. I would also like to mention that for a store bought brand load I am very impressed with the performance of the Sellier and Bellot rounds. Much more so than Winchester white box or Remington UMC. PMC being a close second. Hope this helps! God Bless!
     
  6. flashmc

    flashmc New Member

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    Case: mixed
    Bullet: Xtreme 147 gr.
    Powder: TightGroup @ 3.5 grains
    Primer: Federal small pistol
    Velocity: 900 fps.
    Power Factor: 132,000

    I've used this recipe in my Glock for the last year with great results. First time out with the Caracal F I put over 350 through, performed perfectly. Low recoil, easy to control, good for IDPA.