9mm Range report

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by AR guy, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    Confidence part is right, I can't stress how worried I was till I shot the first shot. It was a load off my back. I think I am becoming a reloading junki. After dinner I made 50 9mm rounds. Lmao. Your right I'm hooked.
     
  2. Maddmaxx

    Maddmaxx Member

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    Oct 19, 2012
    Looks Good! I am trying to get into reloading as well. I am looking at a lee turret press etc. What press did you get and what brand bullets and powder did you choose for 9mm? I plan to start by reloading 9mm and then work on 223.
     

  3. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  4. How did you shoot it, standing, bench, slow fire, rapid fire, one hand or two hand? I was out yesterday afternoon myself at 15 yards so range was pretty close to yours but I was shooting two handed slow fire.
     
  5. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    I was shooting pistol at 35 two handed my son the same. No rapid fire at buffalo range. Just standing up. Rifle was iron sets at 50 yards and sitting at a table but holding gun off. So low and steady breathing you know. It's not to bad. My son did well too.
     
  6. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    Missouri
    Congrats to you and your son. You're building a bond and passing on a great tradition. The rewards in your son's character and the relationship he will have with you are priceless.
    You have my respect.
     
  7. Hope the fun part of it makes you go out soon and often. Can't think of many better ways of working on your skills and bonding., The natural competition will push both of you to get better and that can make it even more fun.
     
  8. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
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