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Safely resizing 9mm

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CharliesHammer, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Texas10mm

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    The Dillon powder funnel flares the case. I actually have aftermarket powder funnels that are similar to Lyman M dies.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    For loading pre-sized brass on my LNL, nothing in station 1, expander of my choice in station 2, powder drop in 3, seat/sometimes crimp in 4, crimp in 5 when I don't crimp in station 4.
     
  3. CharliesHammer

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    Touching base, just got the new case gauge, it rejected 3 of 500 loaded. The Springfield barrel13 of 500 ran those back through the sizing die only 4 rejects which will run through a Glock. Not too bad.I will accept 4 out of 500 as acceptable.
     
  4. Dudedog
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    Thanks for updating us!

    So 3 of 500 failed the guage and then out of those 500 13 failed in you Springfield barrel?
    Sounds like the Springfield barrel is tight, I have 2 XDs and 2 9mm Springfield 9mm 1911s and while the 1911s are tighter than my other 9s they are not any tighter than my gauge.
    As I recall Walkalong had a Springfield EMP that was really tight.
    Your numbers seem about like what I get with range brass, somewhere between none and say 10 out of 500 fail my guage. (and will usually work in my looser 9mms)
    Out of lots I think I have only had 2 that just wouldn't work in one of my 9s. (I try the guage rejects in one my looser 9s)
    Just the "cost" of using free range brass. I have probably went thru 20k pieces of range brass so I have a decent sample size for my numbers.
     
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  5. CharliesHammer

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    I was very surprised the case gauge was larger than the barrel. We use allot of range brass. I will continue working through all our brass and not fighting the stuff that needs too much work.
     
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  6. CharliesHammer

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    Hit the range today, 150 rounds with zero mishaps. Last weekend we fired 250 with one mis load, bumped it forward and no problem.

    Think we have it beat, thanks again for all the feedback! All these went trough the Springfield's that were the issue.
     
  7. Dudedog
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    Glad you got it fixed,
    I always like happy endings:)
     
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