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1st Reloader - Hornady LnL AP

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WRXcelration, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. WRXcelration

    WRXcelration

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    My buddy has reloaded for me in the past but it was time for me to get my own.I finally set up my AP last night and I love it. I am currently reloading 9mm.
    I am using 124gr 9mm w/ 4.2gr of 231( Lyman 49th on the higher end for my Kimber 9mm). Unfortunately for some idiotic reason, I set my AOL to 1.169 which is the max for the 9mm, so I get to have fun pulling 50rds this weekend:dunno:. Live and learn early I guess
     
  2. Colorado4Wheel

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    If you didn't crimp them you can just push them in a little farther. Another reason to not crimp, just remove the bell.
     


  3. WRXcelration

    WRXcelration

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    I did put a crimp as I followed the directions per the Hornady instructions on the DVD
     
  4. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I don't have a DVD? Is that a remove the bell process or dent the bullet?
     
  5. thorn137

    thorn137 Walther

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    Why is 1.169 not an acceptable length for these rounds - will they not chamber in your gun?

    thorn
     
  6. WRXcelration

    WRXcelration

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    They get stuck in my g19 mag( I can load a few then the spring gets stuck and I can not load any more and the top round wiggles around in the mag
     
  7. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Why pull them? The 9mm is a taper case, what is wrong with just reseating them to your desired length and recrimp? BTW, I have a buddy that loads that 124fmj and 231 to 1.130 OAL and that load is pretty damm good.
     
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  8. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Adjust your seating stem down just a bit, (to the correct OAL) and run one round up into it. If the bullet seats deeper without buckling the case do the rest of them. If there is buckling just pull the bullets with a kinetic bullet puller, re-bell the cases and seat 'em to proper OAL.

    Jack
     
  9. WRXcelration

    WRXcelration

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    This is all new to me, so can I just readjust the seating die to the proper length and run the rounds through again?
    I did notice that there is a little bulge in the casing where you can see the actual bullet but I checked the rounds w/ a Wilson Max-Cartridge gauge and they all fit fine.

    Edit - I can post pics if need be but it may be hard to see w/ a camera
     
  10. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Just like Jack the Jedi Reloading Master says...:supergrin:
     
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  11. WRXcelration

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    OK guys, I will try that tomorrow and will keep you posted. Thanks for helping this reloading noob out. I appreciate it
     
  12. WRXcelration

    WRXcelration

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    Well I think I may have to pull them all anyway. I was laying in bed thinking that I loaded 124gr fmj w/ 4.2gr of 231 at an OAL of 1.117. I will have to double check again tomorrow. I cant remember but its bugging me