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9mm mak and 95g XTP problem.....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 1858rem, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. 1858rem

    1858rem Participating Member

    Aug 19, 2008
    in the sticks of nc
    what is the shortest possible length to load the XTP to? going by three references/manuals im pretty sure it is .965, but i had them loaded to .975 just to be on the safe side(pressure) and they did not want to feed and we never went past firing round #1.

    my pressure is low im sure, im only using 3.2g tightgroup, and i have reduced the COL to .965 which is the minimum. i know since this is an old east German mak it was probably only meant for ball ammo and not HP's, but i was hoping that .960 might even be safe with a low charge to help ensure feeding.
  2. joneb

    joneb Senior Member

    Aug 18, 2005
    I would make make a couple of dummy rounds(bullet and shell only)start with the longest COL and see if they manually cycle through the gun, if not try a little shorter. Also let the slide strip them from the mag. and check for set back and bullet deformation.

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