9x18 Makarov trimmer?


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bella02
November 15, 2008, 10:49 PM
I am new in the whole reloading scene but am learning. Unfortunately, everything I need for the 9x18 is a bit difficult to find. I am looking for a 9x18 case trimmer and shell holder. Can anyone help me in finding one or help me in the specs of what I am trying to find?

Thanks,
Belle

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VegasOPM
November 15, 2008, 11:20 PM
Lee might make one, but I doubt that you would need to trim 9x18 cases that often. The round isn't a super high pressure round, and I can't imagine that you will experience a lot of case stretching. Plus the chambers tend to be pretty generous- so I wouldn't even mess with case trimming.

I don't trim any handgun rounds, and have not had a problem with failures to chamber (50,000+ rounds reloaded). Now if you are dealing with .308 or .223 with super tight chambers- that is a different matter.

joneb
November 16, 2008, 03:00 AM
I am looking for a 9x18 case trimmer and shell holder.
As for the shell holder I would think a 9x19 Luger should work, as for trimming a .357 pilot should be close enough, if not I would turn down a .375 pilot. As Vegas mentioned trimming should not be needed, unless you are getting your 9x18 from 9x19.

bella02
November 16, 2008, 07:34 AM
Sounds good to me. Makes sense too! Thank you very much for your help!!

Craig M. Arnold
November 16, 2008, 08:52 AM
Check Midway USA for reloading equipment. Thay have just about everything that you will ever need.

As others have stated, I do not know why you would need to trim 9x18mm brass, but here is a link for you.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=615292

Best regards.

Marlin 45 carbine
November 16, 2008, 08:53 AM
I load for the 9mm Mak round, fired brass from low or mid-level 'practice' rounds will likely never need trimming.
'hot' loads may after 4-5 fireings, I don't know as I don't practice much with the loads I've 'heated up'. still have a bag of that brass I haven't sized yet.

bluetopper
November 16, 2008, 09:22 PM
I'm sure he's probably wanting to trim 9x19 brass down to 9x18.

Shoney
November 17, 2008, 10:00 AM
If you are looking to trim 9x19 down to 9x18, I have used the 9mm pilot.

If you are going to trim 9x18, DON"T DO IT!!!!! It will never grow longer and in fact, it gets shorter (by a minscule amount) each time you size.

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