9mm and 40 cal preferred shape


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blarby
October 4, 2012, 10:35 PM
Whats your preferred shape in cast 9mm and .40 cal ?

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1SOW
October 4, 2012, 10:42 PM
re 9mm: Cast I don't do, 'but shapes' I do have preferences.
I prefer long rifling contact. Some HP, and HB bullets do have longer bodies and shoot better for me.
I have a short-chambered pistol, so I'm NOT fond of some/many conical nose bullets. I and my pistol prefer a traditional ogive.

rsrocket1
October 4, 2012, 11:31 PM
Truncated cone.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/rsrocket1/401-175-TC.jpg
Feeds perfectly every time in my M&P 40 and has a nice wide metplat for instances where it may be needed.

Certaindeaf
October 5, 2012, 12:17 AM
rocket, those look mighty fine. I'm a SWC boy myself. maybe I'll change, never know

1SOW
October 5, 2012, 12:20 AM
Feeds perfectly every time in my M&P 40 and has a nice wide metplat for instances where it may be needed.

My steel and paper targets don't "need" that.:D

Certaindeaf
October 5, 2012, 12:32 AM
^
This could be argued. You are likely to have on hand/loaded what you send to steel or paper when the time comes to plink a critter or so.

Certaindeaf
October 5, 2012, 12:49 AM
I remember the old 121 grain truncated cone Lyman. Those are stupid. imo

JEB
October 5, 2012, 01:50 AM
in 9mm i have been loading LRN and in my .40 i use a SWC. never had a problem with either.

Hondo 60
October 5, 2012, 12:19 PM
I usually use FMJ

But my 9 is reliable no matter the bullet design.

mxjunky78
October 5, 2012, 01:06 PM
I load for .40 and prefer either LRN or truncated cone profiles. Haven't tried SWC but I will here soon, so I might change my preference.

Certaindeaf
October 5, 2012, 01:31 PM
My go-to's for decades have been the Lee 105 and 140 and the Lyman 133 grain SWC's.
They're meat choppers.

blarby
October 5, 2012, 03:54 PM
I like that everyone is so diverse in their choices.

Bullet variety is alive and well, it seems.

dickttx
October 5, 2012, 04:15 PM
Don't have a 40, but I really like the MBC 200gn RNFP for my 45. Just bought most of the stuff to start casting and the first one I am going to try is the Lee 358 125gn RNFP. I bought a 357 sizer as I keep reading that oversize bullets work really well. I plan to use them in a 38 Super.

Thompsoncustom
October 5, 2012, 05:53 PM
I prefer this:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o77/danielthompson8588/Picture2008.jpg

173gr swc makes for a really low recoil 9mm round when mixed with a fast powder. But it's not for the faint of heart as there's not much room for error.

Certaindeaf
October 5, 2012, 09:45 PM
^
Heh. excellent

I need to customize some seater noses too.

jjjitters
October 6, 2012, 09:43 AM
These are some of mine for 9 & .40.

Certaindeaf
October 6, 2012, 09:49 AM
Jackets? Who needs jackets!

Nice HP's and mold there jitters.

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