Re: 9mm Load
to add to what art posted, and perhaps provide some explanation, lead requires less powder to push the same velocities as a jacketed bullet of equal weight, 2 reasons; lead bullets are normally 'oversized', for example, in a 9mm a jacketed bullet will mike at .355" and a lead bullet should mike .356", that extra thousandth of an inch will add a tremendous amount of pressure when the round is fired. reason #2, lead provides less friction than jacketed bullets so they achieve a higher velocity faster, so the higher pressure curve and the lack of friction allow a lead bullet to be fired at a jacketed bullets velocity with less powder. besides, if the load you have works, then why would you want to risk life and/or limb to change it?
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Last edited by JLA; 08-06-2008 at 06:00 PM..