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Old 11-13-2012, 3:41 PM
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hey guys! i just started reloading 9mm. ive been loading for about a year now. i load 45acp and 357 magnum already and im gonna start loading 308 real soon...

anyways, heres my question/problem. im using a lee loadmaster with cci #500 primers. it says that its for standard and magnum small pistols. when i try to seat the primer into the 9mm brass, it seems that it requires more pressure/force to seat the primer than it does with 45acp and 357mag. is this normal? i have a mixture of brass ranging from PMC to BLAZER to WINCHESTER. am i doing something wrong?

thanks for the help!
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Old 11-13-2012, 5:01 PM
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Is your 9mm brass crimped? That's the only thing I can think of. I use RCBS gear so not sure how the loadmaster feels.
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Old 11-13-2012, 5:15 PM
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Certain brands are harder to prime than others, but you shouldn't have an issue with ALL of the 9 brass..... How many pieces of 9 brass have you primed like this?... all or just some?
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Old 11-13-2012, 5:25 PM
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i dont think that the brass is crimped because they are all factory ammo that I shot...
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Old 11-13-2012, 5:29 PM
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Can you describe your die setup? Do you have a die in the priming station?
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Old 11-13-2012, 5:37 PM
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yes....1st station is for decapping, 2nd station is for sizing and priming, 3rd station is for flaring and charging, 4th station is for seating, and 5th station is for factory crimp...

this is the same setup i have for loading 45acp and 357mag...
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Old 11-13-2012, 6:24 PM
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Make sure there isn't a crimp ring around the primer pocket.
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Old 11-13-2012, 6:47 PM
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does regular civilian ammo crimp their primer pockets? i thought only military brass does that...
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Old 11-13-2012, 6:59 PM
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More companies are doing it. I have found crimps on 9, 40, 45. As well as 223 and 308.
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I've found more company's crimping these days also.
I've also come across some berdan primers in 9mm lately.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:33 PM
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I know what you're talking about. I switched to federals and they seat easier. If a case gives me trouble I just toss it but **and I'm just guessing here** you could probably just ream the primer pocket a lil' and make it work
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Old 11-15-2012, 2:23 AM
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CCIs are generally have a thicker cup than other primers. Wolf/Tula is even thicker. Perfectly normal. Just make sure you don't crush any.
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Some brands of brass have undersized primer pockets. S&B is just one of them. Also make sure there is no crimp.
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so if they are crimped, what would you guys suggest? the dillon swage tool or the rcbs swage die?
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so if they are crimped, what would you guys suggest? the dillon swage tool or the rcbs swage die?
I have used the RCBS swage die for years. I like it. I've used it on 5.56, 7.62x51 and surplus 30-06.
Since 9mm brass is so plentiful, I wouldn't mess with it.
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yea learn how to recognise crimped pockets
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