Loading cast 9mm 124gr

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  1. Sublime

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    Does anyone use cast lead for 9mm loads?

    I have switched from Frontier 124r FP +-R800 per 1000 to Cast lead at R600 per 1000, RN. Find these to be as accurate if not more. Sharp edge leaves perfect round holes in paper.

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    Hi Sublime

    I have shot cast bullets for most of my shooting life. There are pros and cons. As I now cast my own, they make shooting much more affordable to me.

    When switching from CMJ to cast, there are a few things to look out for:
    Basically you are developing a new load. Start low, increase in small increments and shoot over a chrono.
    Lead seals better in the bore, so it needs less powder. Also consider that you may have to load to a shorter COL and thus a smaller powder space, making another reduction in load weight necessary.
    The pictured bullet will need to be seated deep enough so the forward edge of the bearing surface does not contact the rifling and prevent the slide from going into battery. Do the plunk test.
    Be sure your bullets fit the bore . Small gas leakages will ruin the accuracy and cause messy leading.

    Let us know how your ammo performs.
     

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