Powder Miser

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by MOshooter, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    I started reloading the 9x19mm last week for the first time,and impressed with the economical little 9mm powder miser! I normally load 45 acp,44 mag,40s&w,357 mag in pistol cartridges.
    Seems like a pound of Unique will go a long way in this little cartridge,only using between 4-5 grains of powder behind a cast 122 grn. bullet and the recoil? What recoil? :) lol
    I started loading this round for my wife,she's a great shot with a 22 pistol and 38 specials from a medium size revolver,after that from a 357 mag to the 45 acp just seems too much for her. So I ordered a 40-9mm conversion barrel for my Glock 23 and she has really been enjoying the 9mm cartridge and shooting it very well.

    There's a lot to like about this little cartridge
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Definately an easy round to load. My wife is a 9mmaholic everything has to be 9mm with her heh.
     

  3. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Yes I was amazed how easy the 9mm cartridge loads,i'm glad I picked up some extra small pistol primers last weekend....Haha Jon on the "9mmaholic",before it's over I see her(my wife) wanting her own 9mm of some sort soon,very soon :)
     
  4. aandabooks

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    At one time I had sold/traded off all of my 9mm handguns. That was about a half year ago. Now I'm back up to 4. My love of the 9mm returned after I discovered 147gr bullets and the far better recoil impulse over the standard 115gr.
     
  5. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I cast a 147 grain semi-wadcutter for my 38 and 357. But I also size them to 356 and load them for 9mm. My Ruger P95 eats them right up. Very accurate too.
     
  6. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    I've really enjoyed reloading the 9mm..I'll have to give the 147 gr. bullets a try,so far the 122 gr. bullet seems really mild in the recoil dept.

    Now that's interesting using a cast .358 38/357 sized down to a .356 for a 9mm? I may just have to give this a try since I don't have a .356 9mm mold yet,but do have several 38/357 bullet molds.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I cast a 125 gr RNFP (Lee mold) and also size it to .356 for 9mm and .357 Sig. The AR 9mm likes it. Cast hard and loaded with a near max load of Blue Dot, it hits hard out of the 16" barrel
     
  8. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Robocop Thanks for the input,definitely going to try sizing some .358s down to .356 for the 9mm before buying an actual .356 9mm bullet mold...I'm sure that AR 9mm is a hoot to shoot :)