Reloading the 9x18 Makarov Cartridge - Load Data for WW231 powder

Bullet Type Hornady 95 gr XTP-JHP
Case Starline
Primer Winchester WSP
Cartridge Overall Length 24.2 mm

Powder Charge (gr) MV (ft/s) Std Dev (ft/s) ME (ft-lbs) Comments
3.6 849 30.84 152 Consistency not as good as LRN
3.8 922 24.46 179 Decent load for XTP

General Comments:
Since lead bullets always seal the bore better than jacketed bullets, it is not surprising that the velocity consistency of JHP bullets are not as good as lead. I'm not picking on Hornady for this; it would probably happen with any JHP.

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