Left v Right based on load?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by partdeux, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    I'm putting off the reloading kit for at least another month...

    But, today SWMBO and I went to the range and she was shooting her Bersa .380, and shooting my fav local commercial reloader ammo, and PMC commercial ammo. She noticed that one was shooting left, and the other shooting right. It was pretty consistent. I would have guessed higher and lower (30'), but never left and right. Anecdotal?

    On another note, the commercial reloader put together a special combo to try too. Putting 9mm bullets into 380 shells. SWMBO was not a fan, it was spitting the brass back at her head. I forgot to try a couple in my LCP.
     
  2. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    9mm bullets in a .380? They take the same diameter bullets, nothing special there. If youre referring to typical 9mm weight bullets like 115gr, 127gr, 147,gr, etc in a .380 youre going to beat the frame with recoil it wasnt meant to handle and kill your velocity with an overweight bullet. What exactly was your local commercial reloader trying to specially achieve with these loads?
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    with such heavy bullets they prolly arent stabilizing well with the light 380acp charges and twist of the barrel. so yeah its entirely possible for that to happen when using bullets outsidethe cartridge and gun's performance envelope.
     
  4. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    I probably shouldn't have included the comment about the 9mm bullets with my question :( Two totally different discussions.

    The left and right impact zones were with std .380 bullets. One being commercial bullets, the other being the reloader with his std load using titegroup powder. Don't have the exact measure that he uses. One was shooting right, the other shooting left. Just seemed odd to me.

    The second was just a comment on his trying 115(?) 9mm bullets in the .380. It was an experiment he wanted to try, and ran them in his guns first before reaching out to some of his other customers. He wanted to try them in a variety of firearms to see what impact they would have. It was an extension of his making 147 9mm ammo. In the 9mm, the heavier bullet for competitive shooting it is mucho more accurate. But my wife was not found of getting pelted in the head with brass from her .380, and I forgot to run the ammo through my LCP yesterday. Only had a handful of these rounds, and what few I have left I'll give him back.

    Sorry for the confusion :)