Please post your experiences, thoughts :) I'm using a Lee Turret press, I'm curious if the factory crimp die set is sufficient. Although I'm really interested in anything  that can be shared about reloading for this nifty little gun :) 

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I just comment to start the discussion.  Since this gun is originally designed as a carry pistol, I would only use factory ammo in it.  The exception of course is not being able to get any ammo and if it was used as a range or target pistol.  Other than that the crimp is very important due to its unique action aka the "talon-bullet-removal-installation-cycling system."  Good luck with the reloads.

Thank You :)  ...... Reloaders ??? Anyone out there?

I'm waiting for the first canadian shipment in a couple of weeks/1 month.

I'll try my reloads when I get it. I usually don't crimp my 9mm, but I will use my lee factory crimp die for my first try. We are getting the -L here and the case separation is supposed to be less with this version.

FWI  ...  First trip to the range using reloads :(   Lee crimp set @ .376    first shot loads, fires, gun cycles then pulls case from bullet for second round. Tried this 3 times same result ........ BTW this is once fired brass, next time I'll try .375

"Reloads."  Regarding that Canadian version...how long is the barrel?
 
Steven Roberts said:

FWI  ...  First trip to the range using reloads :(   Lee crimp set @ .376    first shot loads, fires, gun cycles then pulls case from bullet for second round. Tried this 3 times same result ........ BTW this is once fired brass, next time I'll try .375

Velocipede he's in Canada has an "L"  ....... I'm in the US (TX) with an XR9-S 

OK.  I was just thinking of the S with the L barrel sticking out of the end of it as being the Canadian model.

Thanks for the heads up. My Boberg -L is in the mail and should be delivered tuesday.

My usual 9mm loads are not crimped at .378

I made some with .374 - .375 I don't have the factory crimp die for 9mm so I used the bullet seater die to set the crimp.

 

I'll post my reports next week.

I want to note that I ran 39 rounds of commercially reloaded 9mm ammo through my XR9-L.  The biggest problem was that the roloading dies they used, noted as Dillon commercial equipment, was sizing the brass at the specified .391 near the base but it was jamming the XR9-L at this size.

 

 

All of the new factory box stuff I tried, that specific measurement never exceeded .389 and it all worked flawlessly (excluding bullet pull).

 

If you are going to void warranty and reload, don't forget that not only does bullet crimp play a factor but so does your casing diameter.

 

 

What is the dimension of that chamber mouth that binds?

The following SAAMI drawing has the maximum case dimension as 0.3910" but a minimum chamber dimension of 0.3913" at the same point:

http://www.saami.org/PubResources/CC_Drawings/Pistol/9mm%20Luger%20...

These are "techy" discussions.  Why not invite Arne into the conversation?

No thanks ..............Specifically, the intention was for reloaders, even-though some apparent naysayers are trying to get it off track  :)

That being said ..........What i am seeing is the standard Lee crimp die will not work it uses a roll crimp. So, I ordered a Redding taper crimping die. Looks, like that will be the answer that should  be the answer. Hopefully in Thursdays post.

mur.cap said:

These are "techy" discussions.  Why not invite Arne into the conversation?

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