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    If you are not getting monthly Email’s from Swede – you don’t know what your missing!

    And his molds are some of the best out there!

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    I get the emails . I don’t need the encouragement.

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    Amen brother Amen

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    It’s worthy of mention that Swede has been a contributor to the prize(s) at our social event (NCBS),,not that I’m within a furlong of winning an event.,!!! BUT, my B.I.L. ,Sis, and Nephew,ARE… Onceabull

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    There are so many to choose from I’m not sure where to start. What would be a good mold for 9mm?

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    That depends on what yours will feed and what y want to make it do .

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    Well I’m still new to reloading and casting so I can’t give you a definitive answer. I have 2 Lee molds, TL356-125-2R and a TL356=124-TC. I tend to like the round nose bullets better but either feed through my guns just fine. I am not a target shooter i just like to ring the steel at relatively close ranges.

    I’m thinking something like this but 359 seems a bit big for a 9mm.

    http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=326&osCsid=hifcll3b8l5ghm44id2kq6jf94

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    Lots of 9mm are no where near .355-6they tend be 356-8. I’ve had 2 and both were quite happy up to .360 . A bonus is that the moulds will share with 38/357 .
    I had a FEG HP9 It would feed a .28 meplat . I had an XD 40 that feeds SWC designed for 40 cal revolver. Many will have trouble if a RN is too fat

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    Bingo,
    almost all European 9mm are at the 357ish dia. in the bore.

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    Yeah, just make sure the credit card is out of reach.

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    Amiaji,

    One thing you need to consider is whether or not your guns will cycle with a particular bullet design. Magazine angle and the feed rampcome into play. You might want to borrow, buy or barter a few of the bullets prior to buying a mold to see if you like them or moreover, if your guns do.

    The other thing you might want to do is to slug your barrels. If your 9mms mic out to .357″ or larger a then a 38/357 bullet mold might be more appropriate for your applications.

    I hope this helps,

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    I need to re-slug my barrels. I slugged them once but I think I measured them wrong. They measured at 3.565 and 3.567 but that was the max measurement which I have since learned is the grove diameter. I will melt a couple of fishing sinkers tomorrow and ram them through the barrels and see what I have.

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    Lube the sinkers up with sowing machine or some light oil prior to driving them through. You can run an oily patch down the barrel as well.

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    I’m headed towards his $1K club.

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    I recently tinkeredwith the 9mm above . Both will feed an empty case…… I have a whole bucket of out of the case wad cutters I think I know what we’re doing tomorrow.

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    38 Wadcutters in a semi-auto. Fun fun fun!!!!
    Enjoy it!
    BTW, be sure to do the plunk test.
    I build 1911s that can run empty brass, but the chamber still needs to be big enough to allow an oversized bullet seated in military brass to plunk in there in order to get flawless feeding.

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    LMAO……………… I would not know anything about wadcutters in a 1911 style pistol

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