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Posted: 12/29/2011 4:43:54 AM EDT
Just looking to load 9mm on the cheap - will be using in a P226 and eventually a 9mm 10.4" AR pistol.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:47:46 AM EDT
Ive used XTREME plated 124's over 4.2 of W231 for great blasting ammo
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:57:30 AM EDT
hmm....by my math, a 4 pound jug of 231 would last 6666.66 rounds at 4.2 grains. :-P I have Pulled 115gr FMJs on order from wideners. Since all my manuals are at home, I'm just trying to figure out what components.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:58:21 AM EDT
I like the 95gr 380 hollow points that Montana gold bullet sells. Pushed nice and fast out of my AR. I will check my book for the load.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 5:41:40 AM EDT
Wolf primers 1.5c
4.8 W231 1.5c
Bullet 6.0c


9 cents per round how's that.


The key is the Missouri bullets bulk pack. $180 shipped for 3000 115 gr bullets.

Use bluepress for 5% discount code.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 6:05:48 AM EDT
Have you tried Universal Clays?

It burns clean and has not given me any problems (accuracy or function).

I vary the load depending on bullet weight (of course).

I shoot FMJs due to my Glocks. I can't recommend a powder for a 9mm lead bullet (no experience, sorry).
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 6:13:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2011 7:27:15 PM EDT by dryflash3]
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 7:47:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Wolf SP primers 1.5c
3.0 Clays 1.0c
Bullet 2.0c. 115 or 122 gr CN.
Free brass, just picked it up.
About the same cost as 22 RF.

Not really my plinking load but my target load, but still cheap. My CZ-85 likes.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/Bullets/P5230198-1.jpg

Scored some cast bullets a couple of years ago. 500 count boxes for $10 each. These are just the 9mm bullets.

Sometimes, DF3, you make me want to just cry..... and other times, you inspire me. Sigh.

Goal for the New Year: find some awesome reloading deals like dryflash3..... even if I have to keep them in the closet for 10 years, just so that in 10 years, I can post here that I bought 9mm 124 gr cast boolits for only $.05.

Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 7:48:31 AM EDT
Rex 0 ?? grains, I paid $20 a Kilo and pulled 115 gr plated from RMR $71/K, old wolf sp primers at $15/K, I figure less than 9 cents per pop
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 2:06:31 PM EDT
montana gold 115grn FMJ
5.1 grns W231
either fed or win primers
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 2:20:39 PM EDT
Precision Delta 115 gn FMJ
4.2 grns Titegroup
CCI primers
Free brass
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:46:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rugby3:
Precision Delta 115 gn FMJ
4.2 grns Titegroup
CCI primers
Free brass


X2 but I use whatever primers are on sale.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 3:53:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KerryW:
montana gold 115grn FMJ
5.1 grns W231
either fed or win primers


ThaT

W231 is awesome 9mm powder.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:28:45 PM EDT
125 cast over bullseye
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 4:30:43 PM EDT
My standard 9mm plinker:



CCI small pistol primer
4.0 grains of HP38/W231
125 grain Lee RNFP sized to .357", water dropped half COWW, half soft lead.

Link Posted: 12/29/2011 5:01:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2011 5:08:22 PM EDT by mr0w1]
I'm pretty on with RIPRonReagan

3.8gr 231
125gr LRN
1.100 OAL (necessary due to the short throat on my CZ)
SPP (Wolf, CCI, whatever is cheapest)

It's a little lighter than most are posting, but it's also shorter than most load, and it functions great.

Search for 231 and 125gr LRN on the net, and you'll find that a huge number of people are using that combo in the 3.8-4.2 range and love it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2011 6:16:57 PM EDT
Here's one for free..

Missouri Bullet Company 115 grain lrn
4.0 grains Titegroup.

It's cheap, mild recoil and accurate.

Been loading these trying to use up last 4lbs Titegroup.

VihtaVouri 3N37 is my 115 grain, 9mm powder. Not cheap, produces best results in 115 to 125 grain, 9mm I've tested to date.


Link Posted: 12/29/2011 7:31:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 9:13:38 AM EDT
Wellp got the loadmaster on the way, with most the equipment for 9mm and .223 loading.

Woo!

Now for components and a couple odds and ends like the .223 pacesetter dies.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 9:29:11 AM EDT
4.9gr Win 231 under 115gr Precision Delta FMJ has run my Glock 17 for several thousand rounds now.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 12:31:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rugby3:
Precision Delta 115 gn FMJ
4.2 grns Titegroup
CCI primers
Free brass


I use PD bullets as well but in the 124g flavor and 4.3g and they shoot well.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 12:55:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FWest:
Originally Posted By Rugby3:
Precision Delta 115 gn FMJ
4.2 grns Titegroup
CCI primers
Free brass


X2 but I use whatever primers are on sale.


+3
My set-up except that I have been using Win SPP and Tula primers...runs all of my different size Glock 9s
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 6:44:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2012 6:48:18 AM EDT by garred8787]
my glock/tokarev load is a
130gr rnfp sized .356 5.4 cents
5.2gr of unique .9cents
1980's federal small rifle primers .5cents
so 6.8 cents a round.
bought a couple thousand small rifle primers from a local guy for $5 per 1000 I no longer reload anything with small rifle primers so gave them a go in the glock and they work great for a plinking round.

it's actually a 38 special cowboy action bullet but had a local caster size them down to .356 to try them out. they are very accurate. paid $54 per 1000 a year or so back.
I plan on trying tite group one day to save a few grains of powder per shot. I just consolidated powders about a year ago to make things simpler. buying by the keg sure beats having dozens of 1lb containers. went from 13 calibers to 3.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 2:39:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 2:41:24 AM EDT by reelserious]
click on this for your low cost option.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8790&dir=278|281|1084|1128

$ 165 for 3000 shipped!

your welcome
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 3:52:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By reelserious:
click on this for your low cost option.

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8790&dir=278|281|1084|1128

$ 165 for 3000 shipped!

your welcome


Damn you!

Wideners just got my cash now! (actually, thanks for the heads up)

-ZA
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:06:36 AM EDT
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