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Colt562
07-26-2012, 12:31 PM
In reloading 9mm and the recipe I'm using is true blue, 4.8 grains, with a 115gn rn bullet, it says the minimum OAL is 1.140 but I'm getting 1.151 is this ok?

XDRoX
07-26-2012, 12:40 PM
In reloading 9mm and the recipe I'm using is true blue, 4.8 grains, with a 115gn rn bullet, it says the minimum OAL is 1.140 but I'm getting 1.151 is this ok?

Sure. That's just the minimum. As long as the 1.151" fits in your mag and functions in your barrel you're GTG.

When you say you're getting 1.151", what exactly does that mean? You can always just shorten it right?

Colt562
07-26-2012, 12:44 PM
I was asking because the factory I have here have a OAL of 1.134 but I just went of my book and loaded some, on a couple I went way to deep, is there a way of pulling them without a bullet puller?

XDRoX
07-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Without a puller you'll probably damage them. All you need is a $15 kinetic hammer. It'll come in handy. Most factory rounds I've measured have been around 1.165".

But your 1.151" should function fine in any modern 9mm.