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Found a store with several dusty old cardboard boxes of 9mm Mak Sierra 95gr JHP in .363 dia. Had the really old price of $9.50 per 100 !! Does anyone have a load for these using Win 231 ?


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Thanks guys ! That gives me some ideas for the JHP's.

Has anybody tried the Berry's plated bullets in .365 ? This is a 95 gr round nose.


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I went back to the same gunshop and found 5 boxes of 100 gr Sierra's for the same $9.50 a box !! Got 300 Starline cases today and am about to venture into actually handloading these suckers :eek:

What are you guys using for a trim to and maximum case length ? What about overall length ?


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if the cases are new 9 x 18 you shouldn't have to trim them for awhile if they are 9 mm case I use a 9 x 18 lee trimmer then I trim one case then I set my Lyman case trimmer up with that case


overall length I take a loaded factory round that I know that work's good in my guns then set the setting die up with that

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I must confess that I just take new Starline cases and load 'em up. Mostly I load plinkers at or below recommended starting powder charges, and I haven't bothered to check case dimensions between reloads. (Usually upon firing, the cases don't even expand tight enough to seal the chamber solidly, so I figure the pressure isn't likely to be doing much in the way of stretching the case.)
 

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Max case length .710, trim to length .700. OAL Max .970 I go to .965 OAL.

Berrys in .365 are the whip! They are seriously easy to load, minimal to no flaring needed and they shoot well. One night I sat down with my Lee single stage and decided to load 50 rounds just to check them out. I ended up loading 100. I loaded the other 400 I had over the next couple nights, they're easy to work with.
 

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Has anyone tried Hodgdon Universal powder for the 9x18? I use it with good results for .380 and .40. I use Berry's bullets for both .380 and .40 and they do load easy and shoot good.
 

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I have never used it but a guy on another web site said it shot good and very clean burning powder

here is some loading date I got from http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
Cartridge: 9 x 18mm MakarovLoad Type: Pistol

Bullet Weight (Gr.)Order BWPowderBullet Diam..Grs.Vel. (ft/s)PressureGrs.Vel. (ft/s)Pressure

90 GR. SPR FP 90 Universal .364" 3.5 885 17,900 PSI 3.9 1022 23,000 PSI

95 GR. HDY XTP 95 Universal .364".3.6 923 20,100 PSI 4.0 1030 23,800 PSI

100 GR. SIE JFP 100 Universal .363" 3.6 828 18,600 PSI 4.0 996 23,600 PSI

NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS

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Thanks Norm,

Yes Universal burns clean and works great for .380 and .40S&W. Looks like I will have to get some 9x18 brass and give it a try in my PA63.
 

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Good stuff, thanks guys. Two questions , please.

1)What do you use for a shell holder? Regular 9mm Luger or .380? Or special order of 9x18M from RCBS?
2) Anybody know if Rottweil P-804 powder is available in the US?

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Good stuff, thanks guys. Two questions , please.

1)What do you use for a shell holder? Regular 9mm Luger or .380? Or special order of 9x18M from RCBS?
2) Anybody know if Rottweil P-804 powder is available in the US?

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yes on the 9 MM shell holder,I use cut down 9 mm brass
don't know anything about Rottwell P-804 powder

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Has anyone ever worked up a 9x18 load with Hodgdon Clays powder? I have 3lbs. of the stuff and was just wondering. I may have to work up my own load.
Guys rave about the stuff in 45acp., but it might not be suited for 9x18 for some reason. I know it's about the fastest burning powder you can get hold of.
 

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I haven't yet I have 16 # of the stuff a friend gave me it will last me till I die

I think you could start with 2 grn's of powder and work up I wouldn't go past 4 grn's
on the side of the carton 38 spec. 2.5grn's 148 grn bullet
40 SW 3.5 grn's 180 grn bullet
45 ACP 4.9 grn's 185 grn bullet

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Universal Clays

I've been using 3.4 gr of Universal Clays, 9x19 brass cut down to 9x18, and 95 gr cast wheelweight lead bullets of two sorts for awhile now... from Lee round nose .365 mold or Lee semi-wadcutter .365 mold. The semi-wadcutter mold is a 6-gang that I got from Makarov.com awhile back. I can make a lot of bullets in not so much time with it... and bullets cast from it cuts nice lil' round holes in the target.
 
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