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  1. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Yep exactly. But the U-die seemed well recommended so that’s what I went with. The original size was adjusted as deep as I could and it was actually showing wear on the bottom of the die as well as the shell plate. I’m glad to stop using it. So far with the new die I’m at 100% pass rate for the first 1,000 rounds plus. I’m pretty confident in the process. At worst, I’m over working 9mm brass but I shoot fairly mild loads and end up losing quite a bit of brass at matches (where you want to be careful anyway because you’ll end up with 9mm major brass mixed in that’s asking for trouble). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Update: Disassembled several rounds that would not plunk and failed the gauge. Ran rounds through the RCBS sizing die and reloaded. These rounds again failed. Installed the Lee U die, disassembled the remained of the failed rounds and ran them back through the press. Viola, these rounds plunked and passed the gauge. Again disassembled the failed rounds and ran them through the press with the Lee die installed. These rounds now pass both tests. Problem solved! I ran several more rounds through and it seems to be working perfectly. Thanks for the suggestions! This should save me a lot of time in that I’ll be confident each and every practice round won’t need gauged. I have 1,000 rounds to run tomorrow to get started on a new pistol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    And you police after every gun you switch to lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Again, reread the thread. I have ensured COAL is appropriate. That is not the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    ID stated it wasn’t a sizing problem. He’s attempting to state it is a COAL problem. It is a sizing problem. It is also impossible to segregate brass to ensure brass is only fired from one gun and lives with that gun. That notion is asinine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Not necessarily the case when there are cases that have been fired in about a dozen different guns. Fired cases shot from one pistol don’t necessarily for the next one. Good try though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    We already know the problem. The problem is in the sizing die. When I pushed the die down where it broke over when the tool head is at full extension, the brass passes the plunk test and the gauge test. However, it has caused some damage to the die as well as made the machine run very rough. Therefore, I will give the Lee a go. I’m also going to run the Redding seating die to possibly low straighter rounds. I’m about 99% sure the existing RCBS carbide sizing die is out of spec. It is very flared at the bottom, and measuring the cases it isn’t sizing down far enough, and each case is hanging up on the same place it seems, just above the rim. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    I ordered the Lee U-die yesterday and the Redding seating die, which will perhaps load better ammunition for those heavy coated 147s. Both dies were marked down and there was free shipping and 10% off so was a good time to buy. Thanks for the info guys! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Thanks for the reply, I don’t think it’s the crimp though that makes a lot of sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Thanks for all the help guys. I’m going to order the Lee die tomorrow I believe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Interesting on the comp die. On rifles, the Redding or the Forster dies load straighter bullets with less runout. I had assumed it crossed over here to 9mm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Thanks for the info, I won’t bother with it the. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    I’ve been eyeballing the Redding Comp die since even before I got fed up with this issue. I suppose I’ll make a cart on Brownells and wait for the next sale. I plan to get the Mr Bulletfeeder down the road, but want to make this thing run like it should before I add more automation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    Would taking a few thousands off the sizing die I have provide the same result (as in sizing further down the case)? Are there any negatives to the Lee U die? Shortened brass life? Creating weak spots? Accuracy? I would really like to get to a point where I only have to gauge match ammo and not be a gamble every trip to the range whether I’m going to have a major issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. redpillregret

    9mm reloading problems

    I determined my COAL by trying all my chambers and backing down. I am 0.015” off the lands in my shortest chamber. COAL is not the problem. IIRC 1.17” would chamber in all my pistols but one. This COAL works fine in both my P-series CZs and my Scorpion. Perhaps it wouldn’t in a match CZ like the Shadow 2, but it’s excellent in my P07/09. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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