9mm COAL too short for safety?
Hey guys, I loaded 100 9mm the other day. Here's my recipe:
124gr FMJ Round Nose (jacketed, not plated)
6.0gr Accurate No. 5
Federal Small Pistol Primers (No. 100)
I have the Speer Reloading Manual #14. (Manual says min charge 5.7, max 6.4)
In this manual it tells me to load hollow points and flat nosed bullets to 1.120", and round nosed to 1.135". For some reason or another I set my die to load them about 1.122" (I must have misread the round nose length).
It looks as if the COAL's are ranging from 1.121" - 1.126".
My question is, "Should I pull all 100 of these and reload them or does anyone think these would still be safe?
According to Hogdon data a Sierra FMJ rn bullet can be loaded to 1.090" and Accurate states 1.010". I have noticed that according to the Speer manual the max charges are higher than all of the other data I have seen so I am reluctant to shorten the COAL any more than the manual states.
What is your opinion?
Sending these bullets downrange with a M&P Shield that seems to eat anything I put in it.
Re: 9mm COAL too short for safety?
I load mine to 1.13 and have had no problems. Make sure those rounds extract in your gun ok. I've loaded ten rounds to 1.09 before and those had problems extracting from my old M&P.