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Old 01-09-2012, 16:38   #8
fredj338
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Originally Posted by jr05 View Post
I will give the shorter OAL a try next weekend on a few rounds and see how they work out. It isn't a huge issue, and isn't as bad as sooting I have seen on my scavenged brass at the range. I just think I can make it bit cleaner.

I am going for lower PF loads so want to stick at or just over 1050 to make the 130PF which I will use for USPSA and IDPA both. No sense in having 2 different loads.

I am going to drop down in 0.010" increments and see what I get. Worst case, I just use the 1.158" I am now, and deal with it. Definitely not a "deal-breaker"
Read my blog on vel/pressures vs OAL. Reducing the OAL will increase your vel or you can leave the OAL alone & up the charge a bit or you could try a mag primer. Either way, you are going over 1050fps. Really, it's a 9mm, I doubt adding 50fps changes the recoil impulse all that much.
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