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Old 01-26-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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From: Pasco,Wash
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9mm oal length

what do you guys run for your oal for your 9mm reloads? I like to load my 9mm to 1.162". I run my powder charge in the middle of the table, I don't have a chrono, and I do it to keep pressure down, and to cut down on recoil and for extra margain of safety. They function good in my Glock 17.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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From: Pasco,Wash
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Anyone reload makrov 9mm, does anyone use 9x19 brass?
Old 01-18-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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From: The People's Republic of Eugene
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Depends on the bullet profile. For example, the OAL is going to be a scosh longer with HP vs RN, or FMJ.

Unfortunately because I'm not at home right now I don't have my notes (or books) to give you an exact figure.
Old 01-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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From: NW Oregon
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I use an OAL of 1.090 with Rem 115g JHP's and Rem 124g JHP's.
For this load i use CCI SPP and a charge of 4.4 grains of W231.

They work very well in Browning Hi-Powers, S&W 5906's and Sig Sauer's.

My family and i use these loads not only for practice, but carry use as well. I do not see a practical use for lighter loads for practice, if you use a full power load for carry use.

I think it is much better to practice with the exact load you use for daily carry.

My Lyman reloading handbooks lists the OAL of a 9mm FMJ at 1.169 and 1.090 for a 115g JHP.

Last edited by M67; 01-18-2013 at 12:15 PM. Reason: Added info, from reloading handbook.
Old 04-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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From: AZ
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My COL depends on the bullet and the gun.
One note of caution: I have used a starting load in one manual that was definitely max or over, so I always start with the lowest charge I can find and work up. Never assume that the manual's max load is the same as yours.
Old 04-15-2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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From: Seattle
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I load to 1.150 over 3.8-4.0gn of Universal Clays with 135gn Bear Creek moly bullets.

Works well, shoots soft. There are plenty of recipes that you can load shorter, but I wouldn't load much longer or you'll run into feeding problems. Many mags can't handle the extra COL.

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