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Old 07-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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I was told Thursday that the range would no longer be offering 9mm reloads for sale.
The reason offered was that they are too difficult to properly reload.
Hummm,
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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For whom, I wonder??? All my reloading buddies, besides doing 223/556, reload 9 mm.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:10 PM   #3
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I reload .380 & .45 acp, .223 Rem., as well as a lot of 9mm.
The only difference I see is in re-sizing the 9mm cases, being slightly tapered, they are a little more difficult to re-size. I actually lube about every 5th. case to ease the process. It's the only pistol case that needs it of the ones I load.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:16 PM   #4
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I was told Thursday that the range would no longer be offering 9mm reloads for sale.
The reason offered was that they are too difficult to properly reload.
Hummm,
Just an idea KimberLover, Freedom Munitions sells pallots of ammo, it might be worth the range checking into. They also take brass on exchange, provided its brass they reload. About $2.50 a pound is what they credit you.

The range could sell it just to cover the costs. It might even be cheaper.
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Old 07-12-2015, 04:39 AM   #5
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I was not told of how the range reloaded the 9 mm ammo nor what the problem was. The guy doing the telling was a carpenter that does handyman work for the range. He did not elaborate on the reason.
He simply said pick up as many 9 mm empties that you want as they will no longer ne reloading them.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:21 AM   #6
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This is a super short answer in maybe why . 9MM like 40SW works on OVER 30,000 psi or magnum pressure and the volume of the brass is super small . So something like seating the bullet .010 too deep can make the pressure go from 30,000 psi to 60,000 psi which will blowup your gun up . 45 ACP works on 18,000 psi and a bullet seated too deep will only produce 36,000 psi doubled and will not blowup most gun . Auto or progress press can make a mistake super easy like not crimping the bullet properly and in bottom feeder gun pushes the bullet in too deep and doubling the psi when it loading it in the chamber . Large volume case like 357 or 44 mag seating depth .010 too deep will only raise the psi only a few 1000's not doubling it . I hope this helps .
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This is a super short answer in maybe why . 9MM like 40SW works on OVER 30,000 psi or magnum pressure and the volume of the brass is super small . So something like seating the bullet .010 too deep can make the pressure go from 30,000 psi to 60,000 psi which will blowup your gun up . 45 ACP works on 18,000 psi and a bullet seated too deep will only produce 36,000 psi doubled and will not blowup most gun . Auto or progress press can make a mistake super easy like not crimping the bullet properly and in bottom feeder gun pushes the bullet in too deep and doubling the psi when it loading it in the chamber . Large volume case like 357 or 44 mag seating depth .010 too deep will only raise the psi only a few 1000's not doubling it . I hope this helps .
That makes sense since loading 9mm is one of the easiest calibers to reload.
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I would thank them . If they consider the 9's to hard to reload , they would not know a good case from a bad one . I don't buy reloads - to many times they pay a kid to do it at 8.25 an hour .
While I do reload and pay 3.50 a lb for range brass [ lots of 22's in there ] They only sell once a month .
While it is a little easier to reload the 25 , 380 and 45 ACP's - the 9's 357 , 44 and 50AE's are harder for me .The Saturday after Christmas we did about 300 - 9 mm's
The hardest [ for me anyway ] are the 45 colt longs , 40 glocks and the 38 specials . Might be I just don't reload enough of them [ I had a bad time with the 40 glocks last week - 1st time - they either did not look right , cases bulged or split . Nephew brought some range brass from the cops range , his own dies and a lot of what ifs .
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I used to reload 9mm for my brother but when that stopped I gave away the dies. It was hard to get enough bullet pull to make the bullet secure because of the tapered cases. For the reasons TGR mentioned I do not bother loading 9mm or .40 S&W. They are also cheap to buy. I don't think I could load 9mm with FMJ bullets for less than I buy them for from Freedom and those are made on factory type equipment to high standards. Just not worth it. The range may have found they could not charge enough and still be competitive. That would be no reflection on their methods or standards, just a result of a tight market.
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:18 PM   #10
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I just started loading the 40SW since ammo there for a while there was not ammo around at any price so I start making custom ammo for my Glocks . 9MM and 40S&W can go from mild to wild with just 1 small or mild mistake . They are a poor choice for a new reloader . The target below was testing 2 different loads and single and dual spring and a NEW Lone Wolf barrel for cast bullets . I had the 40 SW reloading dies for over 20 yrs and before I own the gun . 40SW was the only factory ammo I shot since 1968 .

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