some help with my 9mm reloads

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some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby hawk44 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:57 pm

I just started loading some 9mm. So I picked up some extreme plated bullet 115 hp flipped to hp in my manual and loaded up a test batch. The manual listed an oal of 1.050, they did not work well, if I used the slide release they jammed (stovepipe) if I pulled the slide back and released the same but, if I would ride the slide home they would work fine and cycle 99% of the time.
Looking in older manuals the aol is list much longer and on the web from 1.125 to 1.077, so could you guide me in the aol for this round

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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby Beiruty » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:06 pm

Try at 1.1", mine are at 1.2" and that is on the long side. Get a bullet puller from RCBS or use a kinetic hammer bullet puller. Report back.
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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby hawk44 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:25 pm

I'll give that a try.
Thanks

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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby warnmar10 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:37 pm

hawk44 wrote:I just started loading some 9mm. So I picked up some extreme plated bullet 115 hp flipped to hp in my manual and loaded up a test batch. The manual listed an oal of 1.050, they did not work well, if I used the slide release they jammed (stovepipe) if I pulled the slide back and released the same but, if I would ride the slide home they would work fine and cycle 99% of the time.
Looking in older manuals the aol is list much longer and on the web from 1.125 to 1.077, so could you guide me in the aol for this round
How are you crimping? Take the barrel out and try sliding a couple into the chamber and see if the case mouth is clearing the top of the chamber without getting snagged.


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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby rotor » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:13 pm

I use a case gauge for every size that I reload. Wilson or Lyman and even use one for 12 gauge.
http://www.lewilson.com/caselengthgage.html


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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby hovercat » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:55 am

Check your bullets. Cycle one slowly, by removing the spring. Then you can see what the problem is.
Are the cased catching on a ridge in a two piece feed ramp? Striking the top of the chamber mouth and getting stuck? Is the case mouth still belled a bit and catching somewhere?
Another thing to try is to remove the powder coating from the exposed bullet in a loaded round, and see where the bullet is marked when it stovepipes.
If it is only a OAL issue, load one case with no powder of primer. Load it very long, and keep shortening it in your press until correct. If you must reduce OAL below book, reduce powder charges.

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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby warnmar10 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:11 am

hovercat wrote:... Striking the top of the chamber mouth and getting stuck? ...
This is what I meant by getting snagged. A round can slide right into a case gage and still get stuck. Check the crimp.


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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby hovercat » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:22 am

Plated bullets use cast data, not jacketed.

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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby Beiruty » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:52 am

hovercat wrote:Plated bullets use cast data, not jacketed.

In between. Not too hot, not too cold. Just warm :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:
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Re: some help with my 9mm reloads

Postby wil » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:57 am

hawk44 wrote:I just started loading some 9mm. So I picked up some extreme plated bullet 115 hp flipped to hp in my manual and loaded up a test batch. The manual listed an oal of 1.050, they did not work well, if I used the slide release they jammed (stovepipe) if I pulled the slide back and released the same but, if I would ride the slide home they would work fine and cycle 99% of the time.
Looking in older manuals the aol is list much longer and on the web from 1.125 to 1.077, so could you guide me in the aol for this round


What dies are you using? Are the dies brand-new or have you used the dies before this?


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