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James Yeager vs. your average reloader... let's compare resumes

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bovice, Jun 18, 2013.

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  1. Bovice

    Bovice Well-Known Member

    So I was cruising around on youtube, and stumbled on several video posts from James Yeager. This one I thought was the funniest.


    Now, we all know that it isn't unheard of for 9mm to operate in the 30-32k psi range, and .40 has a ceiling at 35k. Most of it probably stays between 30-33k I'd imagine, unless you have it at the absolute top.

    So my question is this; based on your loading habits and your chrono data (if applicable), would you consider 9mm to be "high pressure"? Given that I load mine on the healthy side with universal for reliably knocking over steel, I'd say yes. In terms of pressure, it would be closer to .40/357 SIG than .45 auto.

    This isn't intended as a debate on what's best, I'm just trying to get a feel for how fellow reloaders feel about 9mm and if it's categorized as high pressure.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Yes, it is high-pressure.

    SAAMI specs list 9mm at 35,000.
    9mm +P at 38,500.

    .40 S&W at 35,000.
    .357 Magnum at 35,000.
    .44 Magnum at 36,000.
    10mm at 37,500.
    .45 ACP at 21,000.

    If 9mm +P isn't high pressure in an auto pistol round, I don't know what is.

    BTW: I've noticed a very high incidence / percentage of Morons on YouTube where it comes to all things gun related.

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013
  3. Shmackey

    Shmackey Well-Known Member

    9mm is definitively a high-pressure round.
  4. steve4102

    steve4102 Well-Known Member

    As stated above, Yes of course it's a high pressure round.
  5. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sorry, what? You lost me at "James Yeager".

  6. Fire_Moose

    Fire_Moose Well-Known Member

    Wow, never seen that Guy before. I feel like I just unlearned.

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
  7. Aaron1100us

    Aaron1100us Well-Known Member

    From what I found

    9mm is 34,500 psi
    .40 is 37,000 psi
    .357 sig is 40,000 psi

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  8. Bovice

    Bovice Well-Known Member

    The funny part is that he's so opinionated but the "facts" aren't factual and he presents it with the attitude of "I'm right because I said I was" and "let's compare resumes". If we're blaming "high pressure" for worn out guns, and 9mm works at the same pressure as .40, the fallacy of the argument is evident. Most people probably don't give much thought to cartridge pressure, but reloaders certainly do. Having loaded and shot all 4 calibers discussed, I can't say that .40 was any worse for wear than 9 or .45. 357 seemed to be a little worse.
  9. thump_rrr

    thump_rrr Well-Known Member

    This just confirmed my previous opinion of James Yeager.
  10. 340PD

    340PD Well-Known Member

    Acknowledging Yeager as a viable source for anything is pure folly.
  11. john wall

    john wall Well-Known Member

    Glock will tell you the 40 is a High Pressure round using a heavy bullet.

    This makes the round harder on a gun than the 9X19, which is a High Pressure round using a light bullet.

    No comments on Mr Yeager. :eek:
  12. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    Or anything else related for that matter.
  13. 0to60

    0to60 Well-Known Member

    I saw that video the other day also, and I thought the same thing. You'd think the guy would take 5 minutes to check wikipedia before filming an entire video on the subject.

    If you REALLY wanna LYAO, watch this one at the :24 mark, where he does situps with his AK. Good stuff!

  14. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    And that doesn't count +P+ ammo

  15. caz223

    caz223 Well-Known Member

    Anyone who calls themselves the 'world's leading expert' in anything isn't done learning the basics.
  16. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    Is it so wrong that I sort of hope people believe him anyway, because it means fewer .40S&W cases to sort through while scrounging for my .45acp brass? :evil:
  17. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    Your comment is still valid even without the second clause.
  18. Comrade Mike

    Comrade Mike Well-Known Member

    The man doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground on a lot of things he speaks to. He's too busy playing cool guy in his own little world to ever stop and think he may just be wrong.
  19. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    The first video of his that I saw on his youtube page was titled
    "women are too stupid to choose their own guns"

    Don't want to increase his views by watching.

    Guy doesn't just come off as a tool...he comes off as the whole shop
  20. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    That video about women is actually slamming guys who want to pick out their gf's or wife's gun for them. The entire point of it is to say that women should pick out their own and that they are capable of it.

    Don't know much about him other than that.
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