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Small pistol primers I assume?Really need primers. I only have 1500 left. I never thought I would run out of reloading supplies. Trust me, this will be the first and last time. As soon as stuff is available again I am making a major investment powder and primers.
Back in June it was, I think, I liberated nearly 300 rounds of Winchester steel cased 9mm from the dud can at MFS. Now that “USA Forged” 9mm is crap ammo, but still...I only had 3 or 4 of them give me any trouble. I will say, however, that one was failure to extract, and it was stuck in there pretty good. If someone had that happen early on, I can sort of understand, but it didn’t happen to me until almost the end.I broke down 6 rounds of 9mm that was laying on the ground (in excellent condition) at the range over the weekend. Nice to score free primers and brass!
No idea why people are leaving 9mm on the ground. That’s like $3 laying there...
I know @kerryman71 compared SRP to SPP and only had a ~20 fps increase. So I'd imagine using magnum primers wouldn't be much different.
I am not opposed to them, just saying.
What ever you shoot per year X2 then another 1X to keep you in supply. Then reorder 1/2 way through your supplyReally need primers. I only have 1500 left. I never thought I would run out of reloading supplies. Trust me, this will be the first and last time. As soon as stuff is available again I am making a major investment powder and primers.
I don't have a lot of data on this handy, but I found some at hand:
|140gr MBC TCFP||FSPM||Ultimate Pistol||7.5||5||1103||15.5||1080||1119||39|
|140gr MBC TCFP||WSP||Ultimate Pistol||7.5||5||1096||7.0||1087||1105||18|
|180gr MBC RNFP||FSPM||Ultimate Pistol||5.8||5||896||6.8||888||904||16|
|180gr MBC RNFP||WSP||Ultimate Pistol||5.8||5||893||9.1||880||905||25|
|180gr MBC WFN||FSPM||Ultimate Pistol||5.8||5||867||21.6||837||890||53|
|180gr MBC WFN||WSP||Ultimate Pistol||5.8||5||857||27.7||826||882||56|
Yes, I compared the Fiocchi SRP and Federal 100 SPP, both using 6.5 grains Hodgdon HS 6. The short of it was I fired 15 rounds each and got an avg of 1152 fps using the SPP and an avg of 1165 fps using the SRP.
ok, off the topic of primers for a sec...today is week 12!
if my stuff isn't shipped by wk 14 i'm gonna ground them into dust!
Please, tell me it is one of those pimp DE with the stripes.Next week my 50 AE dies are coming and I will have dies for 50 AE and 44 Magnum. I have the primers, powder, projectiles and cases, now I have to set up my press and prepare to stamp out a few of my first solo reloads.
Coincidentally, I just got my shipping notice from RMR, 11 weeks and a day. Supposed to get here Thursday.ok, off the topic of primers for a sec...
got my blue bullet shipping notice this afternoon, 12 weeks and a day. they musta got word i was going to grind them into dust with a patented nes butt hurt boycott. calling off the dogs now. this whole wait was to show everyone the patience i have, and perseverance.
I love my Hornady dies but......I back out the crimp on the seat/crimp die and only seat the bullet with it. Then, crimp separately with a Lee crimping die.Well life has been crazy lately with renovating the new "condo," moving, taking a new job etc. but I finally found some time to setup my bench. Cranked out some 9mm on the SDB and then decided to swap over the 650 for the first time to 9mm. Kind of funny how much less effort the 650 is. I'm using a new set of Hornady dies with coated bullets and can't seem to get them to not scratch the coating off a bit. Not a big fan of their seat/crimp die setup. What I think is happening is it's crimping slightly before seating completely. Have my crimp set to .380. Never had this problem with the SDB or the Lee 4 die set that went missing on me. View attachment 401269
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That's actually how I like to handle my heavy caliber roll crimps because you almost can't screw it up with the Lee FCD. On a jacketed bullet, if you want a really heavy crimp, you can flatten the case mouth into the cannelure without deforming the bullet and without squatting on the case. I can always get exactly the crimp I want from the Lee factory roll crimp dies. But for some reason I don't like the 9mm Lee Factor Taper Crimp Die at all. I just don't seem to need it. I'm just seating jacketed bullets, so I'm not flaring very much. A light crimp on the Hornady seating die seems to be all I need to take out what little flare there is--one less pull of the handle on my single-stage press.That's my current plan, seat with it and then crimp with a Lee FCD.
Only the chrono could tell the difference. Doubt you'd notice otherwise. I went from a standard Fiocchi SPP to a Fiocchi Magnum SRP and only saw about 20FPS increase in my 9mm loads. I posted details in this thread: Help Needed. Small rifle primers in lieu of small PP
Be very careful.then crimp with a Lee FCD.