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9mm case guage ?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Tracer411, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Tracer411

    Tracer411 Salem Member

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    This will seem silly to a lot of you but I have a question about what i'm seeing here.

    I thin this is just inserting the bullet in upside down or is this an issue with the guage itself?


    I loaded 250 rounds and just got my case guage in and this is what i'm seeing on all my rounds.
    is this a crimp issue or what?

    9mm check.jpg

    thanks for any ifo you can provide


    9mm check.jpg
  2. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I would check out a couple of the YT videos on using case gauges. Just acouple of questions for you. 1st Why do you have WD-40 near your reloading bench? If you are serious about reloading get that out of there. WD-40 has no place near your reloading bench. 2nd have you removed the barrel from the pistol you are loading for and dropped that loaded round (in your picture) into the barrel to make sure the projectile isn't touching the lands? Only reason I ask is because the projectile even if it's 147gr looks like its seated out a bit far. Just asking.
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    It looks to me that in pic 1 the round is being inserted both backwards and in the wrong end.

    In pic 2 it would appear that you have a sizing issue or the case has not had a finish crimp on it to remove any flare or "belling" that was added in order to seat the bullet.

    For autoloading pistol cartridges the Lee Factory Crimp die can be a real friend.
  4. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    I agree with DS2. Either you have a sizing issue, or the case is hanging up on the belled mouth. Did you use a taper crimp die after seating? He is also "dead on" (pun intended) about the Lee factory crimp die. It can help avoid many potential hangups by actually making an additional sizing squeeze on the case as well as insuring that the round has the proper taper crimp.