using cast .357 & .358 bullets in 9mm luger..
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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i have a crap load of 9x19 luger cases w/live primers & also 1000's of .357 .358 cast lead bullets,in various grains.i know the 9mm luger bullet dia. is .356 for the most part and was wondering if anyone has loaded up any like this with good or bad results?...if it can be done without any over pressures & not excessive leading.i will be using these in a IMI uzi only....thanks

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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No experience with uzi. Lots of experience pouring lead and reloading. I currently pour a 147 grain trununciated cone semi-wadcutter. I use a Lee mold. It is a .358 bullet. I use a sizing die to take them down to .356. They work great. I have run thousands of them through a PT111 PRO and a Ruger P95. No problems of any kind. You can purchase a sizing die on midwayusa.com for less than 20 bucks. I always buy the sizing die when I buy a mold. They are cheap. It makes your bullets perfectly round even if they don't neet to be sized. Lead build up is not much of a problem. If you do get it you can use a Chore Boy scouring pad to get it out. Use a real Chore Boy. They are copper. The cheap ones are stainless. Don't use them! If you cut a small piece of the chore boy and wrap it around a smaller cleaning brush you can remove the lead from the worst fouled barrel with ease. Doesn't damage the barrel either. Use it dry, no lube. Then clean as usual.

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i was just wondering if it could be done without sizing down the .357's?....i had the sizing dies from 9mm all the way to 44mag. but times got hard & i had to sell off all my bullet moulds and sizing dies along with the 9mm reloading dies...so i'll have to buy them also if i was going to give this a go...so i guess im stuck....i'll just keep buying up the 100rd winchesters @ wallyworld 20bucks 100rds...just about cant reload'em that cheap...thanks for all your info on this subject Rick1967

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If you don't size them down they could expand your case when seating. That could cause problems when chambering since 9x19 headspaces on the case mouth. If I was you I'd buy the sizing & loading dies. Since you already have the cases & bullets it'll be very cheap to reload them. Just choose a weight/design that'll accommodate and feed in the 9x19.

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with primers at about $30 for 1000 and powder at less than $20 for 1000 rounds of powder reloading is a lot cheaper

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