9mm and 38 lead loads

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Re: 9mm and 38 lead loads

Postby bunkeru2k » Thu May 30, 2013 1:27 pm

My 9mm load for lead is sitting at 1.085 OAL. I am loading that with HP38 at 3.3 grains which is the minimum charge listed in the book that I have. Their OAL for 3.3 is 1.090. The profile of that lead round nose that I am using does not seat in my XD unless it is shorter than 1.090. Test firing of this load shows that it is extremely mild. I know one of the big companies did some pressure testing and showed massive pressure spikes when seating depths were changed by .030, but that is quite a large change in size. Many of the loadings I saw were using LRN at 1.100.
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Re: 9mm and 38 lead loads

Postby sethmcdonald » Thu May 30, 2013 2:18 pm

Not to be some kind of grammar or word-choice police, but it makes sense to point out that you may have meant to say "over pressure round"


You are, of course, correct. That is what I had intended to say. I appreciate the clarification.
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