Accurate 2 Luger

Semi-automatic carbines chambered for the 9mm Luger cartridge are intended only for informal target shooting or plinking. Although there are numerous models of select fire weapons produced for military and law enforcement agencies, these are not generally available to the shooting public.

All loads shown below produced a small velocity increase when fired from the carbine. The velocity increase was more pronounced with the lighter bullet weights.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the 9mm Luger cartridge is 33,000 C.U.P.

9mm LUGER

Gun

IVER JOHNSON

Max Length

0.754"

Barrel Length

18"

Trim Length

0.744"

Primer

WIN SP

OAL Max

1.169"

Case

FED

OAL Min

1.095"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

PMC 90 JHP

No.2

4.8

1331

No.2

5.3

1512

33,000

1.095"

No.5

6.8

1343

No.5

7.5

1526

33,000

No.7

8.6

1377

No.7

9.5

1565

31,200

IMI 95 FMJ

No.2

4.8

1241

No.2

5.3

1410

33,000

1.080"

No.5

6.5

1294

No.5

7.2

1470

30,700

No.7

8.2

1308

No.7

9.1

1486

29,100

HDY100 FMJ

No.2

4.9

1245

No.2

5.4

1415

33,000

1.095"

No.5

6.3

1289

No.5

7.0

1465

29,800

No.7

8.1

1301

No.7

9.0

1478

29,800

HDY 115 FMJ

No.2

4.0

1199

No.2

4.4

1362

29,900

1.095"

No.5

6.3

1261

No.5

7.0

1433

31,400

No.7

7.9

1263

No.7

8.8

1435

29,700

HDY124 RN

No.2

3.7

1103

No.2

4.1

1253

29,500

1.095"

No.5

5.9

1166

No.5

6.5

1325

33,000

No.7

7.7

1223

No.7

8.5

1390

29,800

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

PMC 130 FMJ

No.2

4.2

1016

No.2

4.7

1155

30,900

1.095"

No.5

5.4

1078

No.5

6.0

1225

33,000

No.7

7.3

1158

No.7

8.1

1316

31,500

Elite 135 FMJ

No.2

4.0

971

No.2

4.4

1103

27,500

1.095"

No.5

5.5

1081

No.5

6.1

1228

33,000

No.7

6.8

1099

No.7

7.5

1249

31,000

SPR147TMJ

No.2

3.6

889

No.2

4.0

1010

29,200

1.095"

No.5

4.8

964

No.5

5.3

1095

30,900

No.7

6.5

1025

No.7

7.2

1165

31,900

Continuing the American frontier tradition of having both a handgun and a short, handy rifle chambered for the same cartridge, various manufacturers are producing lever action carbines chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge.

Even when chambered in a rifle, the .357 Magnum must be considered marginal for deer-sized game and can only be recommended for use by the experienced hunter.

As a cartridge/rifle combination for informal target shooting, the .357 Magnum is an excellent choice.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .357 Magnum is 45,000 C.U.P.

Note: This new data has been reshot using Copper Units of Pressure.

.357 MAGNUM

Gun

Test Barrel

Max Length

1.290"

Barrel Length

20"

Trim Length

1.270"

Primer

CCI 500

OAL Max

1.590"

Case

REM

OAL Min

1.540"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length

Comment

15Q (L) RN

No.2

5.9

1265

No.2

6.5

143B

43,800

1.655" *

Penny's

No.5

8.5

1431

No.5

9.4

1627

41,900

No.?

1Q.3

1476

No.?

11.4

1677

44,000

No.9

12.9

1643

No.9

14.3

1B6B

42,100

15B (L) SWC

No.2

5.2

1162

No.2

5.8

1321

40,400

1.600"

Penny's

No.5

8.1

1349

No.5

9.0

1533

39,100

No.?

9.9

145Q

No.?

11.0

164B

42,600

No.9

12.2

1544

No.9

13.5

1755

41,300

SPR 11QJHP

No.2

7.6

1B14

No.2

8.4

2063

44,100

1.575"

No.5

10.8

2007

No.5

12.0

22B1

41,600

No.?

12.6

2Q19

No.?

14.0

2294

41,700

No.9

16.6

2171

No.9

18.4

2467

43,700

.379 9,63mm

.379 9,63mm

.357 9,068mm

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

C.U.P.

Length Comment

HDY125XTP

No.2

7.2

1603

No.2

8.0

1822

43,800

1.575"

No.5

10.4

1814

No.5

11.5

2063

42,800

No.7

11.9

1878

No.7

13.2

2134

42,700

No.9

15.3

2026

No.9

17.0

2302

45,100

SPR 140 JHP

No.2

6.7

1486

No.2

7.4

1689

43,900

1.575"

No.5

9.9

1734

No.5

11.0

1970

43,200

No.7

11.0

1709

No.7

12.2

1942

43,600

No.9

13.9

1821

No.9

15.4

2069

43,100

NOS 150 SP

No.2

6.5

1377

No.2

7.2

1565

45,000

1.590"

No.5

9.5

1589

No.5

10.5

1806

42,700

No.7

10.8

1622

No.7

12.0

1846

43,400

No.9

13.7

1756

No.9

15.2

1998

43,000

HDY158XTP

No.2

5.9

1267

No.2

6.6

1440

44,200

1.580"

No.5

8.8

1527

No.5

9.8

1735

43,500

No.7

10.3

1675

No.7

11.4

1903

43,900

No.9

13.5

1727

No.9

15.0

1963

44,900

HDY180XTP

No.2

5.4

1118

No.2

6.0

1270

43,900

1.575"

No.5

8.3

1365

No.5

9.2

1551

44,300

No.7

9.3

1385

No.7

10.3

1574

43,600

No.9

11.7

1522

No.9

13.0

1730

43,000

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

* Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

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