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Need some advice for reloading 9mm



  • terminator012terminator012 Posts: 3,930 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    I've kind of don't much care about COAL, as long as it meets the minimum my rifle will shoot, 1.42". To long seems unimportant. Am I wrong?

    I just reloaded a bunch of .38. SAAMI says minimum 1.275. Am I wrong??
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    I have a pound of Bullseye and a pound of True Blue. I plan to use the Bullseye for the 9, and the True Blue for the 38. According to my Speer reloading manual, there's one and only one powder charge recommended for using Bullseye with 125 grain bullets for the 38, but a wider range when using it for the 9.

    My Hornady manual has several for Bullseye with 125 grain. I used 5.0.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Google reloading the 9mm...........lots of tips..........here is a good article. And it shows a semi auto cartridge reload inserted into a bbl to check.


    BC, what are you going to use those 115 grain JHPs for ?
    Velocity ?
    Accuracy ?
    Etc ?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    BC, what are you going to use those 115 grain JHPs for ?
    Velocity ?
    Accuracy ?
    Etc ?

    Yes yes and yes..........and for everything like if :fan: :fan:

    When I first got it I found bulk #500 round boxes of 115 Rem JHPs for about the same or a couple bucks more than FMJs so I stuck with that weight.

    My reloads do improve the accuracy over generic $10 a box stuff, albeit not as much as some other calibers have.

    P-89 is just another full sized Wondernine and on par with many others in most categories, except it is uncanny in how reliable it is to feed/function and fire anything I stuff in it. It is a Ruger, after all.
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  • sarg1csarg1c Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    I load the 9mm when I have one. Right now I'm in the market for another. Once my dies are set up, 9 mm are not hard to load. I like those 115 gr pills. Right now my only auto pistol is my Colt pocketlite. 380 which I also load. I wouldn't mind a good 9mm revolver but don't like the New Ruger. My last 9 mm was a nice Ruger P-95, but was not interested at the time.
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