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    First Reloads

    I’m not new to reloading, but it’s been many years since I’ve owned a 9mm and reloaded for it. A few days ago I loaded 15 rounds for my Glock 19, with 124gr coated bullets. I used 4.4gr. of Bullseye powder. The ammo was accurate and functioned in the pistol flawlessly. The bore was a little dirty, more so than the same number of jacketed rounds. One swipe of the boresnake took care of that easily.
    The average FPS as measured with my chronograph was 1131.6.

    I have the components for another 485 rounds, so this week sometime I’ll be cranking that handle with this load.
    I’m also finding components as difficult to find as factory loaded ammunition.
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    Sounds good...I have some separation with my coated bullets in some guns. So far the Kimber Micro 9 and the PT 111 G2 have had this happen. The Hi Point 995 seems to run them fine so far.
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    I wish I lived closer Smoke, I'd dump you off a bajillion 9mm cases, already prepped and ready to load. If you really get into a pinch, let me know and I'll send you a box.
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    I figured it was primers and/or boolits...if it's brass you are short of, I can also help with that.
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    I appreciate the brass offers guys, but I scrounged quite a bit today where I shoot. A lot of it my own from previous visits. Plenty of 40 and 223/5.56 too, so I started collecting that even though I don’t reload for it. Yet.
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    Pick it all up, I say, sooner or later you will reload for it, or you can trade with somebody who does need it. It won't go to waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    Pick it all up, I say, sooner or later you will reload for it, or you can trade with somebody who does need it. It won't go to waste.
    Exactly what I was thinking. I probably will buy a conversion for 40 before too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I figured it was primers and/or boolits...if it's brass you are short of, I can also help with that.
    INDEED!
    primers and projectiles are what appears to be in short supply as to components.
    Brass I got out the wazoo in 9 MM, 45 acp.
    380, 10 MM and 38 Super I got a good bit of but nothing like the 9 MM and 45.
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    Have you tried a full case of FFFg yet?
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    I am loading 115grn at 3.9 to 4.2 of titegroup depending on what I want. I keep my FPS around 1050. 124 grn seems to like 3.9 - 4.0 titegroup. I been thinking about using BE, have a bottle I save for 45acp. My problem has been getting bullets and primers. Having to resort to using powder coated bottom of the barrel bullets, and other RNNLG types, instead of my preferred plated or jacketed bullets. Just got done loading 2000 of those cheaper bullets for a friend(he has used up his personal stash, selling at his gun store for new gun owners). I also have lots of brass, and my buddy I reloaded for gave me 2000 Fed SPP's and a box of 500 bullets for my labor. Sweet..
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