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  1. Suggestions for adjusting load?

    Hi, I've done some 9mm, 125gr Precision Bullet, with an OAL of 1.134"-1.136", using 4.6 gr of CFE Pistol powder. I chrono'ed them and get a velocity of 1006 fps ave for one set of 15 and 1022 fps ave for a second set. The spread was 60.77 and std dev 15.35 for the first and 65.21 and 20.51 for...
  2. Does (small) bullet weight variance matter with 9mm?

    I have some Precision Bullets 125gn for 9mm that I’m reloading. I just happened to place several bullets on my digital powder scale and I seem them ranging from 125.2 to 125.6 gn. Will that effect the performance? Is that kind of variance expected? I never have checked with any other bullets...
  3. Suggests for rest to check pistol POA/POI?

    Hi, I'm looking for suggestions for a rest that I could use, when testing the accuracy of loads that I develop for pistols. I've tried resting my arms on a sandbag, but being a relatively new shooter, I'm not that confident that any inaccuracies aren't due to my trigger control/grip and not the...
  4. Velocity and OAL

    Hi, Will increasing the OAL produce lower velocities? I tested some Pecision Bullets 125gr 9mm RN coated bullets. I'm using CCI primers, and CFE Pistol powder. The Hodgdon site indicated that for LCN 125gr, I should start with 4.4 and max of 5.0. They had a OAL of 1.125". They said velocity...
  5. Questions on Precision bullets...

    I bought 250 of the 230 gr .45 ACP and 250 of the 125gr 9mm bullets to try them, instead of Berry's RN plated bullets. Had a few questions for the community... I have the 230gr FN bullets in and will try them as soon as I finish off the remainder of Berrys bullets. I've never worked with FN...
  6. Signs of overpressure?

    Picked these up today at a Steel Challenge. No marks that they were reloads, but I'm guessing they must have been, right? Wouldn't see that with factory would I? I've not encountered that with reloading, but I always check the cases I pick up. I'm tossing them, as no sense in taking a chance...
  7. Is a boresnake enough for cleaning pistol barrels?

    I have .45 and 9mm, and have been using CLP and a boresnake for cleaning the barrel. Will this be adequate, or do I need to periodically use a brush, pads, and Hoppes or similar? Salesman at the gun shop, when I bought my first pistol said the boresnake is enough by itself. I shoot copper...
  8. Seeking help interpreting chrono results...

    Hi! I got a chronograph (LabRadar) and did my first measurements (hand recorded, as my SD card was not working). I'd love to hear folks comments on the data collected for the loads I had previously developed... Setup... I had my target at about 30-35 feet. I setup the chrono to measure...
  9. .45 ACP case gauging question...

    Hi, I had previously created different loads for Berry's 230 gr RN plated .45 ACP bullets and had settled on a load that I think would give the best results for my S&W 1911. The rounds I had made during all the testing (over 100) all gauged fine. The OAL I have is ~1.258" (Hornady book showed...
  10. NRA lifer...

    Joined NRA last Fall, once I started shooting. Upgraded to 3 year membership a few months later, after deciding I'd stick with it. Saw the $600 offer to upgrade to a lifetime member, and decided to pull the trigger yesterday. I wish I would have done the same thing years ago for a car club...
  11. Fiocchi small pistol primers...

    FYI: Saw Facebook post that Shooters Outpost in Hooksett NH has them on sale form$299.99 for 12000. Gonna try to get there tomorrow to get some. Hope they still have more left.
  12. Looking for your thoughts on my (very) subjective load test results.

    Hi, I created six sets of 5 rounds of 45 ACP from 5.4gr to 6.4gr in .2 gr increments. I don't have a chronograph or a place to use one (yet), so the way I subjectively test, is I shoot the 5 rounds into a target from 15 feet and try to analyze the results. The caveat is that I haven't been...
  13. RN bullet size for .45 ACP?

    Hi, Looking in some of the reloading books, it looks like they mention .451 for RN bullet size for 45 ACP at 230 grains. However, when shopping, I see that Berry's has a .452 diameter on theirs (for example...
  14. Changing primers...

    I was using Fiocchi small pistol primers for 9mm. Getting low, I tried to get more, but they were all out. I ended up getting Winchester primers. I have a question for the group. Should I rework my load from the start amount and determine the proper load, or can I use the same load I have? I...
  15. Seeking thoughts on shot results from changing technique.

    Hi! I'm a relatively new shooter (6months). Been taking classes and practicing at the range. Each week I work on different skills and different distances. My shot placement has been getting progressively better, thought I'd still have some shots at 7-8 o'clock. I'm cross dominant, right...
  16. S&W E series vs Remington R1 enhanced thoughts?

    Hi, Been looking into a 5" 1911 in 45 ACP (my first) for range/home use, to complement the P938 I have for carry (main goal is to have both guns operationally similar, for training; secondary goal is that I "seem" to do better with lighter and/or crisper triggers, so I'd like to venture into...
  17. Primers...opportunity missed...

    For my first reloading, I bought primers at Shooters Outpost a few months ago. They didn't have CCI, recommended in the manuals, but had Fiocchi. There was a case (15k?) on sale, but I wasn't sure of them, so I just got a box of 1500 for $40. Today, I wanted to get more. They had no CCI, no...
  18. Pondering 1911s...

    Ever since I got a Sig P938, I was curious about the 1911 style of gun. I like the short trigger pull, SA operation, and was interested in what a lighter trigger pull would be like. I have some questions for folks, seeking some opinions... Besides the P938, I have a Walther PPQ (my first...
  19. GOAL Reloading class

    Just a shout out... the metallic ammo reloading class today was AWESOME! Learned a lot about the reloading process and tools, heard many useful tips, and got pointers on different types of gear. Well worth the money and highly recommended!
  20. FYI: Shooters Outpost sale

    Saw on Facebook that they are having a sale tomorrow, 9/24. They said it is a vendor sales day, with Hourly drawings (purchase required). Just thought I'd pass it along. I'll go and check it out.
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