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Old March 23, 2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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mold question

I have a lyman mold for a .357 it makes 148 grain bullets. I was curious if I could use the same mold for my 9mm if I just ran the bullets through a .356 resizer? Thanks
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Old March 23, 2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure you can, as long as it's sized to .356 wouldn't see why not
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Old March 23, 2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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Went out looking and found this if it helps.


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Saeco 1-Cavity Magnum Bullet Mold #383 9mm (356 to 357 Diameter) 140 Grain Semi-Wadcutter
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Old March 24, 2011, 07:05 AM   #4
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thanks

Ya lee makes 9mm molds fhat fit vthem all I guess ill try it thanks
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Old March 24, 2011, 07:35 AM   #5
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Just pay attention to seating depth and make sure they will chamber reliably in your 9mm. Good luck!

You also need to give us more information like which mold and what your barrel slugs at. Your gun may shoot those boolits sized at .357 or .358 better than sized at .356 . This is why it is important to slug your barrel before you get any sizers, or even molds for a particular firearm.

.001" can be the difference between nightmares and a great shooting, non-leading pistol.
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Old March 24, 2011, 08:11 AM   #6
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most 148gr molds are full wadcutter bullets... if yours is one of those, I'm pretty sure your 9mm won't feed 'em.
Semi-wadcutters are usually iffy with most autos.. the leading edge of the driving band tends to hang up on either the feed ramp or the edge of the chamber.
All autos are laws unto themselves, however.. yours might love 'em.
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Old March 24, 2011, 10:55 AM   #7
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Semi-wadcutters are usually iffy with most autos...
The same goes for my .38/.357 pistol caliber little lever rifle. Cast SWC's jamb while RFNs feed smoothly.
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Old March 24, 2011, 11:32 AM   #8
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mold

The mold number is a lyman 358477
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=422001

the bareel slugs at .355.
Also what is the maximum velocity i should shoot cast bullets? i am shooting them mainly out of a ruger sr9. and how do i tell if the barrel is starting to lead? it will have streaks in it?
thanks little new to cast bullets.

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Old March 24, 2011, 07:15 PM   #9
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If they`ll chamber reliably at 357 I`d try that first.

358477 is 1 of my favorite in the 38/357 platforms & my mold drops em as soon as it opens !!!
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Old March 26, 2011, 12:17 PM   #10
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Not a 9mm expert here, but I wouldn't think that SCW would feed in a 9mm auto.
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Old March 26, 2011, 12:34 PM   #11
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The 358477 is`nt exactly a flat nosed swc mine is rounded abit , but not as "pointed" as the Lee swcs. Speakin of such I`ve seen many 9mm shooters loading the Lee 105 swc or the 140 swc.
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Old March 26, 2011, 04:37 PM   #12
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Try it out and see if it works. My Sig P228 (9mm) would shoot 75 grain wadcutters reliably. Were they accurate.......not really. But it was a fun little experiment.
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