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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Buglight, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. Buglight

    Buglight Member

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    Can you change the velocity of the cartridge say 9mm. when reloading?.
     
  2. Carbon_15

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    Absolutely..within a given range for each caliber. That is one of the beauties of reloading. You can load down to very mild plinking loads, or hotrod them for hunting.
     
  3. David Scott

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    Yes, more powder equals more velocity, up to the point where your pistol's internals can't take the stress and the whole thing goes Pearl Harbor in your hand. Get some reference books and be VERY careful. I once met a guy who lost two fingers to reloading experimentation.
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice term you coined there Dave. "Pearl Harbor in your hand." I'll have to remember that one.
     
  5. Coot

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    You can also reduce your loads to the minimum point that your pistol will still function to save money/wear. (I'm cheap).
     
  6. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

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    Yep. Everything you change will change the velocity. Different bullets, jacketed or lead, amount of powder, type of powder, heavier or lighter crimps. This is why you must be very careful as you work up loads and change only one thing at a time.
    With velocity usually comes pressure. Too much pressure, and your gun becomes a grenade instead. But don't let us scare you. If you start out with a good manual, start with the minimum recommended loads and work up from there, staying below the listed maximum, you'll be perfectly safe.
     
  7. Buglight

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    Thank you all.

    I know it can be change but I don't have any thing to back myself up before I engage the conversation. :D . Thanks again.
     
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