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  1. https://www.vihtavuori.com/powder/n330-handgun-powder/
  2. N105. A#7. Silhouette. A#9 would also work.
  3. With luck your new gun (barrel) will have a long throat to allow you to load long = ~ 1.150 or so. That's the trick to help keep pressure low. See the last link (ssusa) posted by TheChewycookie. It has 9 Major load data with your 3 powders and 125 HAPs.
  4. The softest feeling recoil impulse will be with heavy bullets. The supposed reason is that they accelerate slower because they don't have to reach the same speeds as lighter bullets - especially for the same power factor. An alternative is to simply load the 125 grain bullets to a lower speed.
  5. The question is why you said that max book loads are conservative. Do you mean max book loads are not loaded to max pressure specs? Or that max SAAMI pressure itself is conservative compared to what a load can be loaded to? - meaning that one can load past max book loads. As Guy Neill notes, max book loads are often at max SAAMI pressure. The ADI load data for 9mm looks to be up to SAAMI max pressure. http://www.adi-powders.com.au/pistol/9mm-luger
  6. Not really. I've found it to be very accurate in the 9mm.
  7. Since you're loading for a compensator, select the powder that uses the largest charge weight for the velocity you desire. More powder weight means more gas and more gas means more downward pressure from the compensator. This is explained here: https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/compensators-pressure-gas/99170
  8. Starline is at Brownells; https://www.brownells.com/reloading/brass/pistol-brass/38-super-comp-brass-100-bag-sku749018116-118586-218367.aspx and Grafs: https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/4189 Hornady also makes 38 Super Comp. It's in stock at Grafs: see link above. And it might be in stock here: https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/reloading-equipment-supplies/brass/hornady-38-super-comp-handgun-reloading-brass-200-count/p/1663057 Another option is Starline 38 TJ. It's in stock at Starline. And for more than you ever wanted to know about rimless 38 Super brass: https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2019/7/23/rimless-38-super-brass-everything-you-need-to-know/
  9. No need to trim brass. Just push the bullet in deeper. That will emulate a 38 Colt case (Short or Long). As Service Desk notes, you can seat them flush. The reduced space by seating the bullet deeper will increase consistency.
  10. #7. Have you determined WHY those rounds don't fit the case gauge? Method here: https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/reloading-tips-the-plunk-test/99389
  11. Mine too. For some brass, I run them through the Lee FCD before I size them. That reduces the chance of a 'ring' of brass at the head which the Dillon die can make with heavily bulged cases.
  12. Use lead-free primers. (Easier said than done given finding ANY primers.)
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