FIRST 9MM RELOADS

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by AR guy, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    Heres my first 9 mm reloads. im kinda skeptical tho, it doesnt seem like the bullets seated enough but its at 1.12" and thats spec. br speer #14. the recipe is
    124gr. hornady xtphp, speer case titegroup charge 4.0gr and a oal of 1.112" and a cci 500

    no crimp the bullet doesnt have a canalure so i didnt put one in, should i?
    so whatcha think?
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Minnesota
    I think you need to crimp. Crimping for straight walled pistol rounds is necessary to remove the flare. Not a real crimp just a flare removal plus a thou more.
     

  3. stev32k

    stev32k Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Check to see if the rounds slide in and out of your gun barrel easy. That will tell you if you need to crimp. I crimp 9mm just enough to get rid of the bell and make sure they slide in and out of the barrel.
     
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Check your bullet mfg #, for Hornady #35571 ( which yours should be ) the seating depth should be 1.060". Seat a little deeper and then taper crimp. It doesn't look to me like you expaned/flared the case mouth much if any, so it shouldn't take but just a slight taper crimp for uniformity.
     
  5. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    yeah i took the gun apart and place the rounds in the barrle and pressed down a bit and then turned it upside down and the round just fell out. so that must be good right. but i will go back and take out the flare.
     
  6. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Push the bullet nose first against your bench, if it sets back, then you don't have enough crimp. Keep checking with calipers until you get the die set up. Make up a few dummy rounds, this will cut down cost on any oopps.
     
  7. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    that 1.060" is that the amout that goes in or is that whats sticking out? so i can check and measure.
     
  8. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    When you pressed down, did the round go down at all or was it solidly headspaced?
     
  9. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    that # your talking about is the oal right?
     
  10. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    OAL from base to bullet tip
     
  11. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    it stopped where it should i put a factory round in first then put mine in and they stopped at the same place
     
  12. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
    well if thats the oal mine was 1.12" so i need to go in another 6 right
     
  13. AR guy

    AR guy Member

    732
    Oct 25, 2012
    Joliet, Illinois
  14. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    That's a good thing, you should have no headspacing issues.
     
  15. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    just need to confirm what the mfg part number is on your bullet
     
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