question on the 9mm

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by GoodOl'12gauge, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. GoodOl'12gauge

    GoodOl'12gauge New Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Im starting to reload 9mm luger. Ill be using cci primers and unique powder. The only problem is i dont know how many grains to put behind a 127 grain bullet. Any one got some info?:confused:
  2. The_Vigilante

    The_Vigilante New Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    El Paso, Texas
    Don't you have any reloading manuals? If not, you can always check the online info from the powder manufacturers-Hogdon, Winchester, etc. If you can't find the info for 127g, then use the closest which would be 125g and adjust the load accordingly.

  3. GoodOl'12gauge

    GoodOl'12gauge New Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Thanks, i thought about the allianrt website rite after i posted
  4. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    Reloading is a great hobby, helps you shoot more and gives you a better understanding of firearms in general, but if your going to reload you need some manuals, their are many pitfalls and although common sence goes along way their are still alot of ways you can mess up.

    Don't be lazy, do your homework and buy some manuals.(Lee, Lyman, Speer, and stuff like that.)

    Someday you'll thank me.
  5. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Ditto the other posters here. Get some manuals. Contact the Powder makers. They'll be more than happy to send you their guide.

  6. Get at least THREE reloading manuals! Lyman and Modern Reloading are a great place to start.
  7. GoodOl'12gauge

    GoodOl'12gauge New Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Thanks i have m anuals but there all for cowbou actoin reloading
  8. thomas44

    thomas44 New Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Definitely use manuals. Also, next time you go to a store that carries reloading supplies look around for free data books. They're usually in the vicinity of the powder.
  9. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    Don't reload at all until you have read the manuals and understand what the rules are for safety and how reloading works. Then re-read them. Do it wrong and you and/or you gun may get damaged! Stupid hurts!

  10. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    I have a warning. I loaded a lot of 9mm over the years and was always aware that with the small case area its easy to over fill, take care your powder is not too high in the case so it will be compressed by the bullet, leading to dangerous pressures.

    I shall look for my old reloading log and see what I have. Looks like I was loading 4.8gr Unique but behind 124gr bullet. Also 5.2 behind 115gr. Now that was a few years ago and Unique may not be the same mix, so as above, check the manuals first and take care with the overall length.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 20, 2008
  11. tom vito

    tom vito New Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Exactly what I was thinking, be careful with the small case size of the 9mm. A mistake of just .2 gr will make a big difference.
  12. New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    If you cannot find anyload data. In my opinion I would load it like a 125rn. I would use the same overall lenght of a 130gn and then fill use the minimum charge for the 125rd. I would only load 10 round batches and them test fire them one at a time. Check for signs of high pressure. Some times there is no load data and you have the powder to use so I would work with it.
  13. Sorry, but that advice is a recipe for danger, Sir.
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