Reloading 9mm?


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Chrome
November 12, 2007, 08:39 PM
My dad is interested in getting a reloading machine for x-mas.

Could someone do some quick and dirty recommendations for powder, 9mm bullets, and primers suitable for "factory style" loads so he can have supplies on x-mas morning?

Later,
Chrome...

PS. Going to pick up a reloading manual or two when we order the press, just would like to get it all in one swoop.

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bp78
November 12, 2007, 08:45 PM
Some simple starter components for 9mm:

Hodgins UNIQUE Powder. (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=731484&t=11082005)

Winchester Small Pistol Primers. (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=166619&t=11082005)

Rainer 124gr Plated Bullets (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=471211&t=11082005)

9mm brass can usually be found at ranges or bought pretty inexpensively.

Of course this stuff is much cheaper to buy locally. Hazmat shipping is expensive. You'll find lots of opinions on "better" powders. I started with Unique and like it. Nice and bulky which makes a double charge slightly less likely. If you have polygonal rifling, like in a Glock, then you may want to use a true jacketed bullet like Montana Gold (https://secure3.mooseweb.com/montanagoldbullet.com/pricelist.tpl)

strat81
November 12, 2007, 08:53 PM
CCI or Winchester Small Pistol Primers
Hodgdon Titegroup or Winchester 231 Powder
Hornady, Remington, or Winchester 115gr FMJ Bullets

Chief-7700
November 12, 2007, 09:01 PM
Buy in bulk it is cheaper with the current haz mat fee.
5 to 10K of primers
8 pounds + of powder
5 to 10K of bullets
and the same for brass
Since all the above keeps getting more expensive, just like gasoline.
Chief-7700

Chrome
November 13, 2007, 01:34 AM
Since bullets and primers seam to come in boxes of a 1000, how many pounds of powder is enough for 1000 rounds?

Later,
Chrome...

actionflies
November 13, 2007, 03:45 AM
You get 7000 grains in 1 pound of powder. You can load over 1k round in a pound of powder.

JDGray
November 13, 2007, 05:13 AM
Win 115 fmj http://www.tjconevera.com/
Power pistol powder
win small pistol primers

5.5gr of Power pistol, a great plinking load:)

CPLofMARINES
November 13, 2007, 08:09 PM
Win. 115 grn. Target/Range at Walmart for $15.72. You can't reload
much cheaper than that. (100 rounds) Reload .44 or .357.

Semper Fi, brother!!

philbo
November 13, 2007, 08:35 PM
Win. 115 grn. Target/Range at Walmart for $15.72. You can't reload much cheaper than that. (100 rounds)

Then you're just not trying hard enough. 100 rds w/115 FMJ from TJCONEVERA.com is costing me about $8.10.

As stated above, buy in bulk for the real savings.

RustyFN
November 13, 2007, 08:50 PM
My favorite powders for 9mm are Titegroup and HS-6, but I have been hearing a lot of great things about WSF. I haven't tried any WSF yet but I am going to order some the next time I need powder.
Rusty

Luggernut
November 13, 2007, 09:39 PM
6.0 gr Power Pistol
124gr Berry RN
WSP
COL 1.130"

scrat
November 13, 2007, 10:21 PM
http://www.reloadammo.com/reload.htm

strat81
November 13, 2007, 10:40 PM
Win. 115 grn. Target/Range at Walmart for $15.72. You can't reload
much cheaper than that. (100 rounds) Reload .44 or .357.
I'm reloading 9mm for about $10.50 per 100.

evan price
November 14, 2007, 04:55 AM
I am reloading .45s for $13 per hundred with plated 230gr RNs, or else $8 per hundred with hard-cast lead.
9mm is about $11 per hundred with plated 124-gr HPs or else $8 per hundred with hard-cast lead.

I need to find primers cheaper than $25/thousand delivered.

Check out Rainier or Berry's plated bullets, Cabelas' has them in stock. FMJ ease of use at cheaper prices.
Winchester primers are pretty universal and I have great success with them.
Win 231 powder is easy to meter. Titegroup is a favorite of mine.
Brass is easy and cheap to locate, check out the ads on this or other forums.

mugsie
November 14, 2007, 07:04 AM
That's a very thoughful and much to be appreciated present, now that said, wanna be adopted? My tree could use some nice toys under it too!:D

Clark
November 14, 2007, 09:25 AM
Any pistol powder will work in 9mm, but I like Power Pistol the best.

Any small pistol primer will work. Personally, I buy RP primed brass, load them hot, and never re use them. I practice with factory ammo, and just use handloads for shooting holes in chronographs. RP primed 9mm Luger brass ~19 cents/shot right now.

cherryriver
November 14, 2007, 10:41 PM
Just to pitch in-
147gr. Berry's RN plated, 4.0gr Winchester WSF (cleanliness is next to...), Winchester small pistol primers. Goes about 920fps in a Government Model, nice and consistent, clean, and not too loud. It's subsonic, so less blast. I hate noise.
The best way to get brass is go to Wal-Mart, buy the aforementioned Winchester White Box, take the bullets and powder out by your favorite method (shooting them out is preferred by most), and you have some excellent brass that will work for a long time.
Bill

Walkalong
November 15, 2007, 09:36 AM
My favorite powders for 9mm are Titegroup and HS-6, but I have been hearing a lot of great things about WSF. I haven't tried any WSF yet but I am going to order some the next time I need powder.
Rusty
WSF is excellent in the 9MM. It proved a tad better for my purposes than my all time favorite 9MM powder, AA #5. It gives the same velocities with a tad less recoil and all the accuracy. It will not give quite as much velocity as AA #5 if you want top velocities, but then other powders will top AA #5 for velocity as well.

I could be happy with WSF or AA #5 for 9MM from now on.

The best way to get brass is go to Wal-Mart,
I will never use up all the range brass I have picked up. Once fired (http://www.brassmanbrass.com/inventory-002.html) is dirt cheap (http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8331388) as well. Shop around (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.asp).

Crimp
November 15, 2007, 10:22 AM
...and just use handloads for shooting holes in chronographs. ~Clark

LOL! I've shot mine 3 times; two .45s and a 9mm, and it keeps on ticking! I'm getting better though ;)

Luggernut
November 15, 2007, 11:07 PM
Crimp- how the heck are you doing that? You don't need the bullets that close as long as they are above the sensors.

Clark
November 17, 2007, 01:11 PM
Crimp:
I've shot mine 3 times; two .45s and a 9mm, and it keeps on ticking! I'm getting better though

I have shot 3 of them.
And I can laugh now.
It is not funny when it happens.
It costs like a speeding ticket and gives the same sinking feeling.
I want to put a bullet guard on mine and solder a flat cable to the display so I can read it.

Crimp
November 17, 2007, 05:10 PM
The first time I shot mine was with a Ruger 345. Must've flinched or something. Put a round through the back right side. It didn't hurt the rear sensor. I pounded the metal back in shape and took another shot. Put a round through the same hole. LOL.

Another day, I was checking out some 9 loads and was having problems getting it to read. I believe it was too sunny and I didn't have the screens with me. So, I was shooting lower and lower... Again, I missed the sensor and all is well with it! After that, I found it was a good idea to put a target behind it to line up on. :uhoh:

Surely, others have shot their Chrony. C'mon! Fess up! :D

http://mysite.verizon.net/jswilcox/graphics/chrony.jpg

Luggernut
November 17, 2007, 05:23 PM
Sorry Crimp.. but that's just too funny! I haven't done that yet but I'm sure it's just a matter of time. I think you are right- you need the shades on during sunny days.

Walkalong
November 17, 2007, 05:57 PM
I shot a rod on mine, but not the actual chrono, thank goodness. Pure carelessness. :banghead:

Crimp
November 17, 2007, 10:41 PM
Walkalong, after my buddy shot a rod off, we found bamboo BBQ skewers made nice cheap shooting guides!

Yep, I think I've got my money's worth out of this Chrony. :rolleyes:

Chrome, I need to apologize for hijacking your thread. Sorry.

CZ57
November 17, 2007, 11:35 PM
Remington 124 gr. JHPs are a good value in bulk, or if you prefer, the 115s are excellent as well. The Secret Service load is the 115 gr. Rem. JHP +P+.

The powder I like best is Ramshot Silhouette. It is somewhat similar to HS-6 and WSF. All three are manufactured by Primex, but Silhouette has a flash inhibitor. I also believe that Primex was out to duplicate the performance of an excellent Vihta Vouri powder when they created Silhouette: V-V 3N37. They are very similar in appearance and performance. Top-end loads are only about .2 grains apart with max loads.

For primers in 9mm, I'm sold on CCI-500s.

Brass: I use Win, R-P and Starline without issue. Sellior & Bellot is actually my preference even though many complain about tight primer pockets. Better seal for long term storage in my book. Not that I worry about that, but then again, I don't know how HoLarry got elected to the senate and if she/he gets elected president, I might start thinking about long term storage!;)

Shell Shucker
November 18, 2007, 11:28 PM
My go-to 9mm loads consist of: bulk Winchester 115 gr fmj, Winchester small pistol primers, and Hodgdon Universal Clays powder.

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