Reloading data for the Hornady XTP 124 GR 9mm Jacketed Hollow Point
So, I’ve written about reloading the Hornady 147 grain JHP round on a different post and now I want to talk about the 124 grain Hornady XTP JHP. I love loading and shooting both the 124 & 147 grain JHP rounds for target practice and defense ammo. I don’t suggest carrying hand loaded ammunition for personal defense ammo but it’s good to have a nice stock of JHP on hand for SHTF or some other Zombie scenario.
I hope you find the reload information helpful and please feel free to comment with you favorite load for this round.
- Hornady XTP 9mm .355″ 124 GR XTP JHP Bullet
- Alliant Powder “Unique”
- CCI 500 Small Pistol Primer
- Once fired cleaned and inspected brass
- 4.5 GR of Unique
- CCI 500 primer
- OAL 1.10″ (Overall Length)
Reload 223 Remington .. Like A Boss
So, it’s getting harder and harder to find .223 ammo at local gun stores and even online. Because of this I have recently started reloading .223 ammunition and focused on buying reloading components. There are a lot of reasons why reloading makes sense, but one more than anything else is becuase it’s just plain freaking awesome. There is something amazing about sitting in the workshop at the bench and reloading your own rifle or pistol cartridges. Thankfully, thanks to Bentley from the Guns For Everyone Gun Forum we have a fantastic three part series on reloading 223 Remington.
Beginners Guide To Reloading – 9mm 115 grn FMJ – Part II
In this step we will do the following:
1. Inspect Brass
5. (Occasionally clean the pockets)
My 9mm Reloading Recipe for 115 FMJ Rainer Copper Jacketed Bullets
5.1 Grains of Unique Bullseye Smokeless Powder
CCI 500 Small Pistol Primers
OAL of 1.125″ (one point one inches)
Please post any questions you have in the comments and I will do my best to answer your questions.
OAL = Over All Length
Grn = Grain weight of smokeless powder
Beginners Guide To Reloading – 9mm 115 grn FMJ
This is the first part of my reloading series. I believe this will be part of a 5 part video series on the basics of reload 9mm. In this tutorial, I will be using the 115 grain FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) round. This is a typical “plinking or range” round that is most popular for practice shooting, or IDPA / USPSA training. Obviously people have their favorite bullet weight, some prefer a 90 grain, or 124 grain. I like them all, but for the purpose of starting out, we will use the 115 grain bullet.
This is a video series that will be a combination of a youtube video as well as a blog post to help users find the answers they are looking for. I am using the “Lee Precision II Anniversary Challenger Kit (Red)”
reloading press that I got for Christmas. You can view the press I bought it on sale for $89.99 but that price is hard to find. Currently it is on Amazon for around $115.00.