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30 Luger, all bullet weights
BulletPowder WeightPowderVelocityOALPrimerSource
71gr FMJ 2.5 grWin 231 865 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 2.3 gr

Pressure: 14,000 CUP

85gr Lead 1.4 grWin 231 595 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 1.3 gr

Pressure: 9,500 CUP

90gr JHP 7.4 grAccurate #7 1,396 fps1.17" SP guest
This load was derived by playing around with the 86 and 93 grain bullet data to find something that worked for the Hornady 90gr Hollow-points. The velocity I have recorded here is from my Benelli B-80 and not a Luger, however the load does work accepably well in a friend’s 1970’s production Mauser Luger most of the time, but the hollow-points seem to have a bit more trouble feeding there than in my Benelli. I picked #7 powder because it is a bit slower burning for the longer barrels of the Lugers typically chambered in .30 cal.

93gr FMJ 5.4 grVV N340 1,280 fps1.169"  Vihtavuori
Suggested starting load: 4.9 gr

93gr FMJ 4.2 grWin 231 1,085 fps  Winchester
Suggested starting load: 3.8 gr

Pressure: 25,500 CUP

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