joromu
joromu
11 posts
Joined November 2009

Trouble With 9mm Reloads

I am reloading 9MM Luger ammo and I am using lead bullets, unfired brass with 4.0 grains Bullseye powder. All the finished bullet measurements seem to be good and my question is that I find many of the reloads drop into the case gage perfectly but as I am gaging them some do have about 1/16 of an inch of casing showing. I have not changed any of the settings on my Square Deal B. I have loaded magazines with these rounds, rack the slide quickly and all the rounds are full battery and eject normally. I have heard that all the rounds do not have to drop perfectly into the case gage as long as they are seated and eject normally in the firearm. All advice is appreciated.
dillon
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dillon
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Joined July 2007

RE: Trouble With 9mm Reloads

on the rounds that don"t properly gage, turn them around and see if the rim of the case enters the gage. Oftentimes a deformed rim will prevent the cartridge from fully entering the gage. These rounds will still function normally, as the breechface of the firearm has much more room.
joromu
joromu
11 posts
Joined November 2009

RE: Trouble With 9mm Reloads

Thanks for the info. I will try it.
Bucolic_Buffalo
Bucolic_Buffalo
48 posts
Joined June 2016

RE: Trouble With 9mm Reloads

Look carefully and see if you smeared a little bit of lube from the bullet on the outside of the case. Or where the case and bullet meet. Just wiping it off can then allow the finished bullet to drop into the case gauge. A case needs just a bit more bell for lead bullets than for copper plated.

I do not want to bell the case any more than necessary because the case mouth may split.