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  1. Occasional HOT rounds

    Although you may be correct what does running it in your gun(s) do for him? I run my 147gr load with an OAL of 1.15 in many firearms but that doesn't mean it will work in a CZ or PPQ. It's quite simple actually. We can guess until the cows come home but until he starts eliminating potential causes (like doing the push test) and provides us with more information we're just throwing darts.
  2. Occasional HOT rounds

    I'm not sure what you don't understand. You need to find the max OAL for the projectile/barrel combination. I load a particular 147gr projectile at 1.15 for my Glock but my CZ Shadow won't accept anything longer than 1.09 (same projectile). Do this... There are several ways to do this, but here's my method.... Fit a new jacketed or plated bullet into a fired case. (No powder; fired primer.) If you try 2 or 3 bullet/case combinations you'll end up with 1 or 2 where the bullet is a snug "push fit". Set the bullet out to an OAL of like 1.300". Any OAL longer than what you need. Working with your barrel REMOVED from the gun, slide this "test cartridge" into the chamber. The bullet will slide back into the case until the mouth of the case comes to rest on the end of the chamber. Now, slowly and carefully withdraw the test cartridge and measure its new length. Do this a few times to make sure you're getting a proper measurement. That measurement is your exact chamber length for that bullet in that barrel. Now of course we need a set-back distance off the rifling, so subtract at least .015" from that number to obtain your maximum OAL.
  3. Occasional HOT rounds

    OAL too long. Every single round? I think the OAL on some rounds are too long. How did you obtain the max OAL for that projectile/barrel combo?
  4. 158gn 38/.357 bullets for 9mm Guns

    Deep seated projectiles... http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/05/battered-bullets-does-bullet-setback-matter/
  5. Acceptable OAL variance

    I'm glad to hear you figured it out. Cheers!
  6. Shockbottle Hundo gauge question

    Just out of curiosity, why don't you load to the shortest acceptable OAL? That way your ammo will work in all your firearms.
  7. Acceptable OAL variance

    The crimp should not embed itself into the projectile. In 9mm it shouldn't even be called a crimp, lol, all you're doing is de-belling the case mouth. Generally speaking you'll want a measurement somewhere between .375 (heavy) - .379 (light) depending on what a pulled projectile looks like. You should see no more than a faint line when inspecting the pulled projectiles. Way too much on the right, good on the left: Note: Coated and plated projectiles are more susceptible to the adverse affects of over-crimping when compared to FMJ or thick plated projectiles. Regardless, shoot for minimal crimp with 9mm.
  8. Acceptable OAL variance

    I too wouldn't worry about .004 but as suggested if 1.127 isn't passing (and I'm surprised because Glocks are very generous) than move the target down to 1.12. I don't load that bullet but maybe someone else who does can comment on the shape/ogive because 1.127 seems short for a Glock.
  9. Shockbottle Hundo gauge question

    It depends on the firearm. I check all of my barrels to see what I can get away with and note the tight chambered ones. For example, that round would chamber smoothly in my Glock, M&P and SR9 but stick a little in my CZ.
  10. 356 vs 355

    One thousandth of an inch, no problem. Have you ever slugged your barrel? You might be surprised at the measurement(s) you get.
  11. I guess these comments were direct at me? You seem to think that the fast powder + heavy bullet thing, which is repeated ad nauseam, is a new concept for me. I know that combination works (I fired 400 rounds of a Titegroup/147gr load yesterday) but so do a lot of other powders (even slow ones). I'd be willing to bet that you couldn't distinguish the difference between Titegroup and WSF in 9mm at 130 PF if I loaded a mixed magazine. Remember, it was stated that faster powders work "better" which still sounds ridiculous considering just how subjective "better" can be in this case. Different strokes for different folks. P.S. I'm new to this forum, not to reloading. Cheers!
  12. Bahahaha, you're special. Cheers!
  13. I use WSF for 130 PF 9mm minor and it's perfectly fine. Why do faster powders work "much better"? You may prefer the feel of fast powder but to say they work "much better" doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
  14. WSF is too slow for what? It's great in 9mm.