The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 7, 2006, 02:42 PM   #1
hivel37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 24, 2004
Location: Hill Country
Posts: 520
9mm Largo

I've seen attempts posted for this cartridge with little response, since the guns so chambered are not often seen anymore. Has anyone had experience loading this round? Dies for this thing have to be custom made at great expense. Question is, can 9mm Luger dies work? The dimensions are same except for length, so shouldn't the relationship be the same as .38/357 Mag? I got this piece on the cheap (Star Modelo Super) and it's a nice shooter, so thought I'd make the attempt to reload for it.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
hivel37 is offline  
Old October 7, 2006, 02:48 PM   #2
TimRB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2004
Posts: 1,028
Here's a site that may help:

http://9mmlargo.com/cartridge/loads.htm

Tim
TimRB is offline  
Old October 7, 2006, 03:53 PM   #3
hodaka
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 23, 2006
Location: South Texas
Posts: 1,822
I've been using 9mm Parabellum dies (Lee) to load for my Astra 400 for years. Works fine.
hodaka is offline  
Old October 7, 2006, 06:22 PM   #4
hivel37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 24, 2004
Location: Hill Country
Posts: 520
Thanks guys, thats what I was looking for.
hivel37 is offline  
Old October 11, 2006, 12:18 AM   #5
Clark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 4, 1999
Location: WA, the ever blue state
Posts: 2,898
I use 9x19 dies for the 9x23

base: Largo .375", 38 super: .384", 9x23: .390"
case: Largo: .91", 38 Super: .9", 9x23mm: .9"
neck: Largo: .375", 38 Super: .384", 9x23mm: .380"
OAL: Largo: 1.32", 38 Super: 1.28", 9x23mm: 1.245"
Clark is offline  
Old October 11, 2006, 10:00 AM   #6
hivel37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 24, 2004
Location: Hill Country
Posts: 520
I ordered a 9x23 Hornady 3 die set from www.lockstock.com yesterday. Ordered some Starline Largo cases from Midway along with some 124 gr Rainier bullets. Maybe this will be a start getting the old Star lit up again.

Thanks again, guys.
hivel37 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08117 seconds with 9 queries