FIRST 9MM RELOADS

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

  1. AR guy

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of reloading!

    It certainly is good to try to meet manual specs, especially when starting out. However, a slightly longer OAL is not a problem if the round fits the chamber of you pistol and feeds through the magazine. The longer OAL will give you a slightly greater case capacity and thus less pressure and less velocity (and a little margin for error especially if you are loading near max)--everything else being equal. I tend to load most 124 gr, 9mm bullets to an OAL of around 1.11-1.12 (but that is just my preference and it works in all my 9s). I really like 147 gr bullets and those I load closer to 1.135.
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    Ok panhandlepop that makes sense. I already shortened my oal. I'm gunna test them out this weekend and if I have any problems ill adjust my oal. That pressure thing makes sense. Thanks ill keep it in mind.
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