January 1, 2013, 01:24 PM
The HK forum doesn't condone reloads...warranty issues...whatever.
Anyone mixed up anything good that they would like to share?
January 1, 2013, 02:01 PM
The object of reloading is to produce ammo as good or better then factroy spec ammo.
So then, a 9mm reload is a 9mm reload.
Look in any reloading manual for 9mm reload data.
It doesn't matter what brand of 9mm pistol you shoot it in.
January 1, 2013, 02:28 PM
Welcome to the forum! There isn't one manufacturer of handguns or rifles who encourage reloading. It isn't in their best interest to add to their risk base by supporting the hobby. Most, however, probably do more than they have to to help customers who damage their guns with less than responsible reloading practices. Don't know how new you are to reloading, and we may be totally misunderstanding your post, but asking for "recipes" from a internet forum, isn't the safest way to learn to reload.
Rcmodel's reply may have seemed short, but it's as wise advice to a new reloader as there is. The reloading manuals from bullet manufacturers have published loads that are well tested and known to be safe in any gun in good condition. Hobbyists are those who try several, each by starting at minimum loads and working up, looking for signs of high pressure.
As Rcmodel insinuated, just looking for "recipes" on the guns forums can be a recipe for a bad maybe even dangerous experience. Hope you understand the spirit of this type of advice.
Asking for people's experience and suggestions and gleaning info on their favorite powders and bullets is another thing, but even then....always go back to published loads and work up.
I use Unique in .45, .40 and 9mm. There's lots of others I've tried, and many also work well ..... just not enough better to make me see the need to change. Unique shoots accurate, and it's always easy to come by, being one of the most popular powders in the land. Availability is a high priority with me. I prefer to let gun stores store my powder for me. Although I've reloaded for 40+ years, I probably have 50 lbs or less of smokeless powder in my reloading room. I don't plan to create a powder magazine at home any time soon.
January 1, 2013, 02:48 PM
A 125gr bullet with 7grs of AA#7 is a good start.
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