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9mm and 40 cal preferred shape

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. blarby

    blarby Member

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    Whats your preferred shape in cast 9mm and .40 cal ?

    Little bit of research action here :)

    Step up and be heard !
     
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  2. 1SOW

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    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.
     
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    Truncated cone.
    [​IMG]
    Feeds perfectly every time in my M&P 40 and has a nice wide metplat for instances where it may be needed.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    rocket, those look mighty fine. I'm a SWC boy myself. maybe I'll change, never know
     
  5. 1SOW

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

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    I remember the old 121 grain truncated cone Lyman. Those are stupid. imo
     
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    in 9mm i have been loading LRN and in my .40 i use a SWC. never had a problem with either.
     
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    I usually use FMJ

    But my 9 is reliable no matter the bullet design.
     
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    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.
     
  11. Certaindeaf

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    My go-to's for decades have been the Lee 105 and 140 and the Lyman 133 grain SWC's.
    They're meat choppers.
     
  12. blarby

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    I like that everyone is so diverse in their choices.

    Bullet variety is alive and well, it seems.
     
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    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.
     
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    I prefer this:
    [​IMG]

    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.
     
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  15. Certaindeaf

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    Heh. excellent

    I need to customize some seater noses too.
     
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    These are some of mine for 9 & .40.
     

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    Jackets? Who needs jackets!

    Nice HP's and mold there jitters.
     
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