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9mm Cast Bullet question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hastings, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. Hastings

    Hastings Member

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    Has anyone found and/or tried reloading a 9mm hardcast flat-point bullet that fed reliably in a Hi Power or a Glock? If so, I'd love to hear who made the bullets, what weight they were, what your powder/charge was, and see some pics of your reloaded rounds. I'm a total newb to 9mm reloading and could use some advice and inspiration.

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  2. Foton

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    I'm lovin the Dardas SWC 124 in my BHP. Working up loads of W231 now.
     
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    I load Missouri 9mm 125 gr SWC at 1.045" and they feed/chamber reliably in Glocks (picture shows MBC bullets and OALs I use for Glocks). Since the bearing surface of the SWC bullet base is substantial and bullet base gets seated much deeper in the case neck, I used reduced max charge of W231/HP-38 during my initial powder workup (I used 3.9 - 4.1 gr for 1.045" OAL) referencing current Hodgdon load data, Lyman #49 and 1999 Winchester load data.

    I would suggest 3.8 - 4.0 gr of W231/HP-38 to start and if you are using factory Glock barrel, inspect the barrel every 200-300 rounds for fouling build up and clean as necessary - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=8560817#post8560817

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    1999 Winchester load data
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  4. zxcvbob

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    I use Magnus 135 grain LRN bullets in a Hi-Power. I bought thousands of them a few years ago when they were cheap.

    I've just started trying truncated cone bullets cast bullets (Lee 356-120-TC) but I can't get them to feed reliably because my HP has a hump in the feed ramp. I didn't expect it to be a problem because the flat on the bullet is so small; maybe a different OAL will help.

    I've polished the ramp but have not changed the shape of it. Haven't given up yet, I just don't shoot 9mm very often.
     
  5. dardascastbullets

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    I think Foton is referring to our 9mm 126 grain SWC.
     
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