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Old 01-07-2013, 8:51 AM
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Thumbs down My noob mistake! Help me fix OAL problem.

I'm new a reloading and I made a noob mistake that cost me probably about 600 rounds of 9mm. Here goes.

My first loads were 115gr plated bullets. I got it setup and fired 150 problem free rounds so I proceeded to finish the rest. When I ran out of plated bullets I switched to 125 gr lead bullets. I only changed the powder charge but did not realize that I would have to adjust the OAL of the round! DUMB NOOB!

I found out it was a problem when I dropped a round in the chamber to see how well it sits and guess what, it is too damn long!


Now that I'm loading .45 ACP I have several different test loads with different OAL to see which ones work. I guess you learn from you mistakes.

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