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Reloading data for berrys 9mm 115gr hollow base

Picked up 2k 9mm berrys 115gr hollow base round nose thick plate. Was wondering what you recommend for reloading data.

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2024/06/30
15:20 UTC

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After 25 years of relaxing 44-40

First prime strike fail to fire black power load. 2 different Henry 1860 rifles during timed fire team event. Just thankful they did swab in the barrel. I will pull them but I know their is powder. I drop powder then go back and put cardboard wads on top pressed in with a dowel then second visual inspection.

3 Comments
2024/06/30
13:45 UTC

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What’s the best case prep center out there?

I’ve got a lot of 308 brass to trim and I’ve had it with chamfering and debuting by hand.

3 Comments
2024/06/30
13:42 UTC

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I’m still struggling to get my 10mm die to flare the case. No matter what I do it stays the same. Don’t say something stupid like “ Read the instructions” because I have and I watched videos over and over. I’m losing a ton of brass. I also can’t bring the handle all the way down

98 Comments
2024/06/30
01:56 UTC

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380 case issue won't fit checker

I'm reloading 380 for a glock42 , after I seat and crimp the bullet it will not fit In the case gauge checker, how do I resolve this?

The case itself did fit in the checker before I flared, seated crimped....

12 Comments
2024/06/29
21:55 UTC

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12Ga. Wad Confusion

I wanna use this load but the wad listed is DRA-12, but I found another load and the wad is WAA12.

Aren't they the same thing? So Does it actually matter which one I use?

14 Comments
2024/06/29
21:24 UTC

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Best place to find 1,000 pack CCI large rifle primers?

Getting back into reloading after taking a break for a little over 5 years. Had to toss my powder as it'd been sitting out in the garage in the Texas heat, but my CCI large rifle primers seem to be working just fine.

Getting new powder was easy, if a bit more expensive. Finding large rifle primers, on the other hand, seems near impossible. Every website I've visited is either out of stock or says they're no longer stocking them!

I'd like to still use CCI, but I'm open to anything that works well for precision rifle shooting.

Any advice on where to look?

17 Comments
2024/06/29
21:11 UTC

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Is this enough space for a functional reloading station?

So I’ve almost got all of the equipment needed to start reloading for my .308 and potentially my .223, but I’ve got very limited space for a reloading station in my house (which is only 800 square feet).

I’m considering building a shallow reloading station here in my office, with a wood bench that’s about 10” deep and 70” long right underneath the whiteboard, and a few shelves/drawers underneath it.

Obviously a 10” workbench isn’t ideal, but curious if y’all think this is enough space for a functional reloading station, or if I’m just going to be frustrated with it, trying to reload on such a long narrow bench?

39 Comments
2024/06/29
17:17 UTC

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Building a round

I got a 50 box of Barnes 120 .264 ttsx and some H4350.

Hunting rifle is ruger predator.

Yes I found load data.

Suggestions on finding the right load with limited bullets and leaving me 5 for the hunting season?

2 Comments
2024/06/29
05:48 UTC

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What is the .22LR of the center fire cartridge world?

Here’s what I mean by that…

-Cheap to reload

-Components to reload and guns to shoot it in are very common

-Can be a low recoil plinking round or something that can actually pack a decent punch for it’s size

Is it 9mm? 38 special? Or is it something else?

41 Comments
2024/06/29
05:44 UTC

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Is there anything cooler than making your own ammo?

Almost to pretty to fire. 45 Colt.

65 Comments
2024/06/29
04:10 UTC

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Is 5.56 even worth reloading these days?

Have a couple thousand 5.56 cases that have only been fired once.

Just getting into reloading, but primarily focused on .308 for my hunting rifle.

Is reloading 5.56 even worth it, or am I better off just getting rid of this brass and continuing to buy my 5.56 in bulk for around $0.75 CAD/round?

Space is extremely limited in my house and I’m not really interested in getting into any precision work with 5.56, but if I could make my own ammo for substantially cheaper, I’ll do it.

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2024/06/29
03:50 UTC

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Probably the best skilled I've learned outside of my career path.

My place of peace.

64 Comments
2024/06/28
23:32 UTC

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Deal with very hard to reshape cases

Hello (sorry for my poor english, i’m not a native speaker) Maybe someone can help me. I’ve shot a bunch of handloaded cartiridges with my Martini-Henry brittish surplus rifle. My problem is that now i’m trying to reshape the cartridge and the 577-450 comes with stupidly thick brass and since the rifle is getting closer to 150 years the chamber milling was not made with the same precision like nowadays. Which gives me a very wide chamber (compared to my dies). If you pack up all these issues, you understand how, even with lube, my brass are a struggle to reshape. Even with casing lube (tried both lee and lyman), industrial machining lube stolen at a friends factory and even motorbike chain lube (which gave me amazing results in the past). But even with all my weight (and damn I’m fat) the casing won’t entitely fit inside of my dies. Has anyone a solution to fix this issue and make my reloading proceds a smaller pain? Thanks

12 Comments
2024/06/28
22:44 UTC

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.455 Webley

https://www.starlinebrass.com/455-webley-mkii

Just a quick PSA for any Webley aficionados out there. . . Starline, after nearly 2 years, has a new batch of brass available. Commence hoarding

3 Comments
2024/06/28
22:27 UTC

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I don't think this sight will ever get old

9mm, 45, and 30 carbine

9 Comments
2024/06/28
21:05 UTC

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Who else hates money?

45 Comments
2024/06/28
20:28 UTC

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Loading 7.62x39 with Inceptor 30 cal 88gr Copper-Polymer Matrix Projos - Testing Soon

21 Comments
2024/06/28
20:10 UTC

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Smooth Operator

Polished the expander ball and inside body of my Hornady Customer Grade sizing die and man, what a difference in how smooth and easy resizing has gotten. Silky smooth and it seems I need less lube.

10 Comments
2024/06/28
20:04 UTC

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Advice needed

Finally getting back into the reloading “game” after a few years, and I’m looking for a source of inexpensive projectiles. I’m going to be loading 9mm, 223/5.56 (62 grain, or higher, preferred), and 308. I already know what powder and primers I’m going to be using, and I don’t have the space for bullet casting, not that you can get free lead anymore (I miss the good old days of lead wheel weights). Thanks in advance

20 Comments
2024/06/28
18:39 UTC

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Anyone want to play a game?

All are center fire rounds for rifles, albeit 2 are cross platform with handguns. Can we guess all of them?

26 Comments
2024/06/28
18:31 UTC

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Nosler 6mm 55gr Varmageddon

Anyone have any experience using these in 6mm ARC?

Was debating giving them a try. I have been running Hornady’s 58gr VMax’s with pretty good success loaded with X-Terminator powder. Would be loading them with the same powder.

Also any other light varmint bullets anyone recommends before I order a box? Preferably 55-65gr range. Light and fast with maximum damage on smaller game.

2 Comments
2024/06/28
16:57 UTC

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Brass Polishing

So i have a dry tumbler and sonic cleaner if i use brass polish for the dry tumbler then do sonic clean does it remove the polish?

For reff the polish brand is frankford arsenal brass polish

8 Comments
2024/06/28
16:55 UTC

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Press for pulling bullets.

I'm looking to get a cheap press just for pulling bullets and maybe as a stuck case remover.. Something I can setup and just kinda forget about and not have to unsetup and restup my main press. Biggest I load is 338lm so that's a consideration. My lee hand press died after 15 years of service or I would use that. Any recommendations

12 Comments
2024/06/28
16:47 UTC

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Modifying bullets for different grains

So I reload 5.7x28 and about 50-60% of the cost per round is strictly the projectile. I'm a bit curious if there's an existing way to make this cheaper, or if people think this is more effort than its worth.

40 grain 5.7 is 16+ cpr, but 55 grain .5.56 is about 10 cpr cheaper.

Its the same diameter bullet, so theoretically there is a length I could cut the bullet down to make a 40 grain projectile. The rear of the bullet would be unjacketed, not sure if that's a big deal

Does such a tool already exist? Has anyone tried anything similar? Does this even sound feasible? I'm thinking once you find the correct length I could probably make a jig and bang these out pretty quick

6 Comments
2024/06/28
15:51 UTC

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