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9mm in 16 inch barrel

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by agd1953, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. agd1953

    agd1953 Member

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    Has anyone had any experience reloading 9 mm for a semi-auto UZI. I need to know if the load data for 9 mm pistols (4-5 inch barrels) is applicable to the UZI with a 16" barral. I am going to load a 115 grain rn from Sierra using power pistol. I understand that I do not want to go under the minimum load as pressures could rise above a safe level. I have found some data specificly for the 16 inch barrel in the new Lyman manual but it only lists a 115 grain hp. How should I adjust this data?:)
     
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    I may be wrong, but I don't think you have to adjust a load for a longer barrel. I use 9mm 147 grain rounds in my Kel Tec P11 (3" barrel) and my High Point carbine (16 inch barrel). The velocity is a lot higher in the carbine, but the ammo shoots well out of both.
     
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    You should use the same loads for both guns. The 9mm round is an efficient pistol round that does not gain much velocity when fired from a carbine length barrel. The 115 gr. load will add maybe 300 fps from the 16" barrel.
     
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    I've seen some specific loads (can't remember if it was here or otherwise, try a search) on "carbine specific" 9mm loads. supposedly he was getting 1700+fps (chronographed) using Blue Dot.
     
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    Thanks for all the great advice. My main concern is the load building up too much pressure due to the longer barrel with a starting load. should I start out with a little higher load than the published starting load?
     
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    No, that wasn't it (although some good info there, thanks). Maybe try a Search on TFL. IIRC he was testing with a Hi-Point Carbine. It was definitely posted in the "Reloading" section.
     
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