Re: 9mm Range report
I went on Craig's list and found a nib rcbs rock chuckler master kit and hornady tumbler for $275. The guy bought it and his wife lost her job, so he couldn't load. So I got it. The 9mm bullets I bought at cabelas for $13.59 per 100 hornady xtp hp 124 gr and got 200 147 gr for $15.59. Total of 700 bullets. The .223 I got from the Everglades and paid $47 per 500 55 gr bt. They all worked good. I asked a lot of questions I think 80 or so but the guys are all good and will help. I still have more questions but ill spread them out because I don't want to bother too much. But all will reply fast and with good answers. I was looking at the lee kit, but I was told eventually you will upgrade so I found that kit for a good price and just bought it. The .223 dies I got off eBay. They seem to work fine. The 9mm I just couldn't win at a decent price so I just went to bass pro and bought carbide. I used titegroup powder and Winchester WSF for the 9 and I used Hodgdon 322 for the .223. I wanna try AR Comp from alliant powder next just cuz it sounds good. But my loads shot all good. All cycled good. And the recoil was lot less than commercial. My son he's 12 and he shot the 9mm a lot better, it just wasn't jerking in his hand like commercial ammo does. The rifle he shot better too. My charges only went to mid point. That seems fine to me, I can't see using a full charge but I guess that's shooters choice. So try it you'll like it, I'm hooked. Gunna fine tune my loads and hope to shoot better soon. I got the single stage just because I did not know what I was doing and you get a better handle on things and control it better with single stage. Too many things going on at once with turret and progressive. So I wanted to learn what I'm doing first. The good thing about the rock chuckler is I only have to buy a conversion kit to change it into a progressive press. I think my biggest problem was second guessing myself the week before going to test my rounds. But once that first shot rang out, I felt better. My confidence on reloading turned around and I feel a lot better. Get a press and get some reloads done, its worth it.
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Last edited by AR guy; 12-04-2012 at 10:38 AM..