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.355 or .356 ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sjones, May 1, 2010.

  1. sjones

    sjones Millennium Member

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    As a newbie reloader I have been reloading only .355 for my g19 and taurus 709.I have seen some bullets advertized as .356,can I use them also.What are the glock barrels sized to? thanks. sj
     
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  2. ignantmike

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    i bought some 38 super bullets sized at .356.....130gr and 135gr.....and shot both through my g19 with no problem's .......these are berry's plated bullets.....
     
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  3. jazzman

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    The bullets sized to .356 are probably lead bullets which are not recommended for your glock.

    Jazzman
     
  4. srd

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    .356 lead.... .355 usually plated or metal jacketed for 9mm. Want to find out what size lead works best then slug your barrel.
     
  5. HAMMERHEAD

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    I use Rainier plated .356" 130 grain RN bullets for most of my 9mm shooting. Great bullet. I've shot a couple thousand through my 17L, 19 and .38 Super. They even shoot well in my model 10 .38 Special.
     
  6. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    I think the differences we're observing are due to rounding a more-precise number. I believe about all 9mm or "0.355"" or "0.356"" bullets are actually 0.3555 inches in diameter. (Lead bullets usually are slightly larger.)
     
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    For plated or lead, 0.356" works better for me. Jacketed seem to do fine @ 0.355"+/-.
     
  8. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    355, 356, whatever it takes.
     
  9. BBJones

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    OK Mr Mom! :rofl: