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Old 12-03-2012, 9:51 AM
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Hello all. I was sorting thru my bucket of 9mm brass and found 3 types that have me wondering if they can be reloaded . Case # 1 is PMC 9mm- the primer looks to be a lpp. Case #2 is S&B it has a red ring around the primer. And finally case #3 is 9mm para it has a thiner head and longer extractor groove.Thank you for your time.
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Old 12-03-2012, 9:59 AM
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A 9mm with a larg pistol primer!? We need a pic if that...

And the red ring is just a sealer... Make sure its not burdan primed

And the last one im unsure of ahat you mean but i should be fine
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:14 AM
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as soon as I figure out how to post a pic ill do it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:23 AM
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I do not shoot matches, so I really don't sort, nor trim 9mm.

The only 9mm w/sealed primers I have ever seen were "Berdan" primed, given to me from someone who had been given them... WAY back in the 80's.

If there are 2 holes in the bottom of the case (inside), then they are berdan primed, and you CAN modify berdan primed for boxer primers, but with drills, and lots of time (or berdan primers, manually, I think).
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I've loaded tons of S&B brass, it works fine. Same with PMC but never seen any with LPP. If it says 9mm Para then load it, just watch for crimped primer pockets, they are getting more common in my world!
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I have some PMC ammo with a sealed primer...
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:27 AM
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I can't view any of the images, but if you have a piece of 9mm brass that looks like it has a large primer, you are most likely looking at a primer that has been subjected to high pressure and has thus flattened a little. This can make the primer appear larger than normal. You should see primers in 9mm major cases that were shot out of open guns. They do look larger than they should.
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What you think of as a LPP looks to me more like a flattened primer due to excessive pressure.

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Thanks Call-in I was wondering what I was doing wrong. High pressure that would make sense most of the brass i get from our local USPSA matches and every once in awile I run across these and toss them. I run across alot of glock brass that has the primer bulging out and a hole where the striker hit it. these guys must really be pushing the limits. thank again all.
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I load all PMC and never had much contact with PARA. All S&B brass goes in recycle bin. It's not that is is bad brass. It's good brass. They have REALLY TIGHT primer pockets and really slow things up loading on my progressive press.

Like another poster mentioned, look out for crimped primers.
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S&B brass is not crimped, but it takes a little more force to set the primer. The middle case was actually over pressure.
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S&B mucks up the works, I toss it if I see it. I'd rather save the hassle.
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I'm loading off a Dillon xl650 so I've been putting all the odd brass aside. Ill just recycle the s@b.
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When I was young I used odd lots of salvaged brass in loading for my Browning High Power or S&W Model 39 (I almost forgot I owned a M-39) and a trio of 1911's, but over the years I switched to single manufacturers of new brass.

Right now the least expensive new 9mm Luger brass is from Starline, ordered direct from their website at $67.00 for 500 or $118.50 for 1000. Cases marked +P are $68.00 per 500, or $122.00 per 1000. Starline brass is of top quality (if I recall, Starline was founded by Sierra Bullet Co. right across Henry Street in Sedalia, MO). If I still owned a 9mm, I'd be stocking up with brass at those prices. I already partially cornered the market on Starline .44 Magnum, .45 Colt, .480 Ruger and .45-70 brass. Nice to know the way Starline brass lasts, I have enough to shoot until I either croak or the Mayan calendar runs out.

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My preferred target ammo has been S&B since I started shooting. So I have a lot of S&B brass. Primes great in my 650. I've run just about every manufacture of brass through my Dillon except A-merc (that stuff is the worst). PMC brass sucks, but no problems with it in 9.
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I have collected some 9mm casings with sealant around their primers. But they are all Boxer primed; no Berdan Primed ones.
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I have collected some 9mm casings with sealant around their primers. But they are all Boxer primed; no Berdan Primed ones.
All my S&B 9mm (thousands) has red or green sealant and boxer primed as well.....
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I've loaded tons of S&B brass, it works fine. Same with PMC but never seen any with LPP. If it says 9mm Para then load it, just watch for crimped primer pockets, they are getting more common in my world!
Since I have the Dillon Super Swagger 600, and I only really use it for 5.56 brass, the small rifle pocket is the same size as the small pistol, so I just walk any crimped 9mm cases down stairs when I am done reloading and swage those too.
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I use everything except WCC because it's crimped.
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