Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES > Ammo and Reloading
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Ammo and Reloading Factory Ammunition, Reloading, Components, Load Data and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-13-2022, 6:12 AM
pacmule pacmule is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 511
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default 158gr swc in Ruger PCC

Found a large margarine bucket of .358, 158gr swc that I had forgotten about. Thinking of resizing to .356Ē and loading in 9mm for the Ruger carbine.
Anybody try this before? Powder suggestions? Any feeding issues?

Thanks for any feedback.

Pacmule
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2022, 6:14 AM
ysr_racer's Avatar
ysr_racer ysr_racer is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: somewhere lost in the O.C.
Posts: 11,491
iTrader: 28 / 100%
Default

If they plunk, load them. No need to resize.

Mine has a short throat, so they don't plunk. Ymmv
__________________
Brad G.
So Cal USA
Check out my Sporting Clays page, CLICK HERE!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2022, 6:27 AM
Cowboy T's Avatar
Cowboy T Cowboy T is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 5,104
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

First, make a couple of dummy rounds with them and see if they chamber.
__________________
"San Francisco Liberal With A Gun"
F***ing with people's heads, one gun show at a time. Hallelujah!
http://www.sanfranciscoliberalwithagun.com (reloading info w/ videos)
http://www.liberalsguncorner.com (podcast)
http://www.youtube.com/sfliberal (YouTube channel)
----------------------------------------------------
To be a true Liberal, you must be 100% pro-Second Amendment. Anything less is inconsistent with liberalism.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2022, 8:02 AM
pacmule pacmule is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 511
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Thanks guys, so YSR, have you loaded them before? Powders that worked or did not work for you?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2022, 11:05 AM
Sandspider500's Avatar
Sandspider500 Sandspider500 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Deep in you
Posts: 564
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I've tried it. Due to the full diameter of the shoulder I had to seat the bullet fairly deep to plunk in the barrel. I'm sure the tapered case swaged the bullet down as every one of them tumbled and made nice silhouette bullet shapes in the target. After that I throated the barrel and was able to load them fairly long, which also increased my powder capacity. They fed and functioned from the magazine and made nice round holes in the target. My pistol is a weird one though and exceeded max OAL for a 9mm. I never really tested at what length they stopped tumbling, just throated and loaded real long.

You might be better off trading them for a heavy bullet designed for 9mm. Seen plenty of places that cast 160gr round nose for 9mm.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2022, 11:14 AM
pacmule pacmule is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 511
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Well thatís not very encouraging. When I get around to it I will obviously have some testing to do. I guess if doesnít work out I will have to buy a 38 revolver.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-13-2022, 12:55 PM
ysr_racer's Avatar
ysr_racer ysr_racer is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: somewhere lost in the O.C.
Posts: 11,491
iTrader: 28 / 100%
Default

They probably won't plunk, but it's easy to tell with a Ruger PCC due to how easy it is to take off the barrel.
__________________
Brad G.
So Cal USA
Check out my Sporting Clays page, CLICK HERE!!

Last edited by ysr_racer; 05-14-2022 at 5:00 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-13-2022, 1:21 PM
ysr_racer's Avatar
ysr_racer ysr_racer is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: somewhere lost in the O.C.
Posts: 11,491
iTrader: 28 / 100%
Default

I use .356, .357, and .358 coated bullets in my 9mm all the time. In my .38 special/short colt I use .358 coated bullets.

As always, consult a manufactures load data, and plunk test your loads.
__________________
Brad G.
So Cal USA
Check out my Sporting Clays page, CLICK HERE!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-13-2022, 11:06 PM
sigstroker sigstroker is offline
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: not in CA
Posts: 14,141
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pacmule View Post
Well thatís not very encouraging. When I get around to it I will obviously have some testing to do. I guess if doesnít work out I will have to buy a 38 revolver.
Good thing you didn't find any .458 bullets. It could get expensive buying a rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-16-2022, 11:09 AM
pacmule pacmule is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 511
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Sigstroker, already got that covered.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 7:10 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2021, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.



Seams2SewBySusy

Tactical Pants Tactical Boots Military Boots 5.11 Tactical