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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #1
 
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Smile Ain't no better feeling!!

I finally broke down and bought a press.
I studied all the recipes for loading 9mm I could find.
Loaded some Rainier 115gn plated with Unique powder (that stuff is dirty) and went to shoot them. Very accurate, very nice recoil. No problems with the brass. I am going to try a little larger powder load on about 10 rounds to see if I can get away with that.

Shot great - Cycled great through SR9C

No better feeling!

Here is the recipe:

Rainier 115 grain copper plated bullets
Unique 5 grains
CCI small pistol primers



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Old April 26th, 2013, 05:13 PM   #2
 
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Reloading really extends the enjoyment of shooting. Have fun!
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Welcome to the wonderful world of re-loading! What Press do you buy?....................
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Bought a Lee Classic Turret Press.

Not a lot of cash to see if I like to reload, but still enough to get me interested.
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That LEE Classic Turret Press is a Fine Press, Very under rated and a lot of Press for what you paid for. I'm surprised you were able to find one, reloading equipment is hard to come by with all the craziness a going on....................
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Here is the recipe:

Rainier 115 grain copper plated bullets
Unique 5 grains
CCI small pistol primers
I have really enjoyed the hobby of reloading.

I have been loading some Rainier 115gr using 5.4 gr of Unique and seating to an OAL of 1.135. They have performed well in my SR9c as well as a M&P9 and my Sig MK25.
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That LEE Classic Turret Press is a Fine Press, Very under rated and a lot of Press for what you paid for. I'm surprised you were able to find one, reloading equipment is hard to come by with all the craziness a going on....................
Chief, I got on Natchez Shooter's wait list and got the press as soon as they came in. All gone now though.

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I have been loading some Rainier 115gr using 5.4 gr of Unique and seating to an OAL of 1.135. They have performed well in my SR9c as well as a M&P9 and my Sig MK25.
Dave, thanks for the input on the Rainier 115 gr bullets. I am going to try your recipe tomorrow and see what results I get.
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Chief, I got on Natchez Shooter's wait list and got the press as soon as they came in. All gone now though.



Dave, thanks for the input on the Rainier 115 gr bullets. I am going to try your recipe tomorrow and see what results I get.
How are you using the Press? Single Stage? Manual Indexing? Auto Indexing? When I had one, I operated it in Manual Indexing..........................

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How are you using the Press? Single Stage? Manual Indexing? Auto Indexing? When I had one, I operated it in Manual Indexing.........................
I did buy a universal decapping die to decap the brass before cleaning. I do this as a single stage press.

When I first started the loading process I used it Manual Indexing. Now I use it Auto Indexing. The part I watched the most was the powder drop. The Pro Auto Disk Powder Measure takes several (5-10) drops to start dropping a consistent amount of powder. Once I see the powder drop is consistent, I move to Auto Indexing.
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where are you finding powder and plated bullets?
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I started this reloading thing because I was convinced that eventually, we may HAVE to do it or have no ammo at all (at least that was the argument I used to convince myself and it worked on my wife, too).

It turned out to be just a heckuva lot of fun. I'm happy as a clam when I can sit in the garage with a whole bag of casings and reload'em all.
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I did buy a universal decapping die to decap the brass before cleaning. I do this as a single stage press.

When I first started the loading process I used it Manual Indexing. Now I use it Auto Indexing. The part I watched the most was the powder drop. The Pro Auto Disk Powder Measure takes several (5-10) drops to start dropping a consistent amount of powder. Once I see the powder drop is consistent, I move to Auto Indexing.
Congrats on getting into reloading. I just got back into it myself at the beginning of the year. I use a universal decapping die also prior to cleaning & like that method.
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where are you finding powder and plated bullets?
Bought powder locally and bullets online.
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Reloading is great, soon you'll be looking into casting. If you find some cheap lead you can make great bullets with a cheap lee pot and lee moulds.
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Welcome to the addiction! Unique is not my favorite 9mm powder but it works for many. It will get a little cleaner burning as you work up to a higher charge like the 5.4 gr. load that was recommended. For 9mm, there are few better than Ramshot Silhouette. Something to keep in mind for down the road.
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