FIRST 9MM RELOADS

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  1. AR guy

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    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?
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  2. steve4102

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    that 1.060" is that the amout that goes in or is that whats sticking out? so i can check and measure.
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    When you pressed down, did the round go down at all or was it solidly headspaced?
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    that # your talking about is the oal right?
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    OAL from base to bullet tip
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    it stopped where it should i put a factory round in first then put mine in and they stopped at the same place
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    well if thats the oal mine was 1.12" so i need to go in another 6 right
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    it was solid
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    That's a good thing, you should have no headspacing issues.
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    just need to confirm what the mfg part number is on your bullet
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    i just made a dummy round and made it 1.060" and it looks alot better.
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    Seat it down to Hornady's recommended 1.060" , taper crimp slightly and you'll be good to start your load work-up at 4.0gn of TG.
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    ok i actually started at 3.9, 4.0, 4.1,4.2 and stopped there. i wanna try them befor i go higher. but i will deffinatly go back and seat further and taper out flare. thanks wooleyworm
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    No problem AR, that looks like a good spread to go test. Post up your range results. :thumbsup:
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