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9x18 Makarov trimmer?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bella02, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. bella02

    bella02 Member

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    I am new in the whole reloading scene but am learning. Unfortunately, everything I need for the 9x18 is a bit difficult to find. I am looking for a 9x18 case trimmer and shell holder. Can anyone help me in finding one or help me in the specs of what I am trying to find?

    Thanks,
    Belle
     
  2. VegasOPM

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    Lee might make one, but I doubt that you would need to trim 9x18 cases that often. The round isn't a super high pressure round, and I can't imagine that you will experience a lot of case stretching. Plus the chambers tend to be pretty generous- so I wouldn't even mess with case trimming.

    I don't trim any handgun rounds, and have not had a problem with failures to chamber (50,000+ rounds reloaded). Now if you are dealing with .308 or .223 with super tight chambers- that is a different matter.
     
  3. joneb

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    As for the shell holder I would think a 9x19 Luger should work, as for trimming a .357 pilot should be close enough, if not I would turn down a .375 pilot. As Vegas mentioned trimming should not be needed, unless you are getting your 9x18 from 9x19.
     
  4. bella02

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    Sounds good to me. Makes sense too! Thank you very much for your help!!
     
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    I load for the 9mm Mak round, fired brass from low or mid-level 'practice' rounds will likely never need trimming.
    'hot' loads may after 4-5 fireings, I don't know as I don't practice much with the loads I've 'heated up'. still have a bag of that brass I haven't sized yet.
     
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    I'm sure he's probably wanting to trim 9x19 brass down to 9x18.
     
  8. Shoney

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    If you are looking to trim 9x19 down to 9x18, I have used the 9mm pilot.

    If you are going to trim 9x18, DON"T DO IT!!!!! It will never grow longer and in fact, it gets shorter (by a minscule amount) each time you size.
     
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