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05-19-2010, 01:09 PM
I want to load my 9mm boolits which are 124 gr truncated cone. Lee 90402 six banger. I'm using Richard Lee's Modern Reloading charts and it calls for a start of 5.3 Unique. I'm using Uniquersky (Salut). When I drop only 5.0 grains of powder I will have to compress the powder in order to seat the bullet for a minimum oal of 1.150. 9mm Ruger brass. I'm using the 125 grain chart since I don't have a 124 chart. I hope there's a simple solution.
I'm a little goosey about loading any of them till I get some good info.

05-19-2010, 01:28 PM
More info on 9mm. I'm casting tumble lube boolits hoping to be able to skip sizing.

05-19-2010, 01:58 PM
TL in 9mm is likely to fail. Good luck, may work if large enough.

The difference between 124 and 125 is totally negligable! Your magazine length and your
chamber/throat are what sets your LOA not some book value. Using a milsurp non-cannister
powder in a case with tiny volume like the 9 para is not surprising to find a fit issue. If it
won't fit, use less or use a different powder.

See the thread directly above this one.


05-19-2010, 02:04 PM
I still have my Alox that came with my sizeing dies. I have never gotten it to work for me.
I pan lube.
No leading issues.

05-19-2010, 02:18 PM
I use that mold (2 banger). Boolit tumble lubed with alox thinned with mineral spirits, 4.9 grs of Bullseye. Accurate with no leading.