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From curiosity I tried a 9mm case in a .40shell holder. The groove is the sa m e diameter.used a .38die and sized and decapped. It fits the chamber. I am leery of using a .38 bullet and have no 9s. Anyone try this? A crimp is still in question Dies are sky high, it uses up primers if I continue.

9mm seems to b e the cheapest of centerfire. If I buy bullets will I save that much? Or put the resources to .40, .41, .357, .38.
I dont know how much i really will shoot once t h e shine wears off a new pistol. I do not do competition
I have dies fore every cartridge i use but usually use my eastern european blood roots to find bargains.

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It is possible to reload with two rocks and a nail.


More stuff makes it easier.


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many years ago I used a buttload of .357 hollowpoints up in a 9mm


the pistol was a Taurus 92 and it ate up the .357 s with zero issues

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I don’t think you will save much money loading 9mm. I do only because I have a couple of pistols that really like my reloads. There is money to be saved loading other calibers. Hasbeen


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An issue with buying powder and primers online is the hazmat fee. On small orders, it eats up any savings real fast.


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Properly (economically) sourced components make reloading 9mm cost effective. Can't be paying scalper prices especially for primers and expect cost effective ammo. Same goes for powder, cases and bullets, there are still good deals out there you just have to look for them.

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RCBS 3 die set in 9mm is presently available from Midway USA for $35.


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9mm are pretty cheap

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I'm still reloading jacketed ammo for about 12.5 cents per round using up my remaining supply of pre-pandemic components. But, even if I pay current market prices for components, I figure I still would save $100+ per thousand. The cheapest 1000 round loaded ammo I see right now on SG Ammo's site is Magtech ball at $370 shipped, and it's $379 for Blazer brass and $420 if you want Winchester ball. (If they charge tax you have to add that in.) I just ordered primers at 11.5 cents per round (including tax and hazmat), and I can get jacketed bullets for about the same price in 2000 round lots. Using lead bullets should be cheaper. I'm still good on powder so I don't know what that costs now, but a pound of powder goes a long way in 9mm with something like WW231. Figure about 3 cents a round if it costs $50 a pound. That works out to about 26 cents a round. So, it still is very cost effective to load your own if you like to shoot a bunch.

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Originally Posted by Clarkm
It is possible to reload with two rocks and a nail.


More stuff makes it easier.

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Jacketed bullets marketed for 9mm are typically .355, but many 9mms have a barrel groove diameter closer to .357 and .358. You have to slug the barrel to know for sure what the groove dia. is on your gun; I used to have a Beretta that slugged .358, which was within Beretta max. spec. at the time. I shot 125 gr. .357 jacketed bullets in it with no problems with chambering. I used 9mm dies, but used a 38/357 Lyman expander to ease seating the larger bullets.


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You want 9mm bullets? Here you go;

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9mm and 5.56 are a waste of time reloading. Save your energy for 41 which runs anywhere from 1.65-3.20 per round. Use the small primers for 357 mag which is running 65-85 cents a round not including shipping, plus not that easy to find right now.

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Originally Posted by gunswizard
Properly (economically) sourced components make reloading 9mm cost effective. Can't be paying scalper prices especially for primers and expect cost effective ammo. Same goes for powder, cases and bullets, there are still good deals out there you just have to look for them.

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Originally Posted by Idaho_Shooter
RCBS 3 die set in 9mm is presently available from Midway USA for $35.

Yea, if you can't afford that he should probably sell that Jennings. 😁

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Cost is not necessarily the issue. During the shortages after Sandy Hook 9mm ammo was hard to find. I had just bought an 8# box of HP 38 at a gun show for $50, two bricks of Fiocchi small pistol primers (2500 per brick) for $30 each, and 2K Remington 115 fmjs for $100. I was shooting when nobody else was finding ammo. We didn't load 9mm before that because Walmart had 100 white box Winchester range boxes for $12, but the shortages made it worth it.

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I don't care IF it is cheap at the moment. Gas was cheap 2 years ago. It can turn in a blink of a eye. I like to have options. I reload for EVERYTHING. We are at war,right now. Most refuse to accept it. Get ready, while you still can.


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