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Old June 3, 2012, 05:53 PM   #26
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Also if you were using heavier bullets it can increase the perceived recoil impulse a bit.
Not from my experience (nor the experience of other competitive shooters as discussed at such places as the Brian Enos forum). My "custom" 9mm bullets are currently cast 156-158 grains, powered by 3.2 grains of Vihtavuori N-320 giving me a power factor of 130, with velocity around the 830 fps mark in my Shadow. This is engineered to provide a very soft shooting experience in order to gain a competitive edge. Although pressures are high, the acceleration curve is apparently more smoothed out temporally which gives more of a pushing sensation than a sharp jolt. All I know is that it's a world of difference in felt recoil from my experiments with lighter bullets.
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Old June 3, 2012, 08:08 PM   #27
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I used 115 gn JHP, and measured the Bullseye at 3.5 on two scales each time. Each round OAL was at least 1.090 per the load data. Not a single missfed. Recoil was a lot less than factory 115 gr Winnchester target ammo which jams on almost every shot.
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Old June 5, 2012, 09:42 AM   #28
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Agreed Gerry. One of my favorite loads is 147gr LFP over 3.3-3.4gr N320 at 1.160". Gets me right at 900fps out of my P89 with minimal flip. More of a "push" as you described. I would go heavier if I could get good projectiles cheaply (not currently setup to cast my own).
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Old June 7, 2012, 09:00 AM   #29
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Max Cartridge Gage

Midway sells these for $19.99, anyone use these?
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Old June 7, 2012, 10:52 AM   #30
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No. I just keep the barrel of whatever pistol I am loading for on the workbench and check my cartridges against that. IMHO, unless you are sharing/selling your reloads there is no need to have them fit in an arbitrary gauge. You just want them to fit in the gun you will be shooting them with.

But hey, for $20 you cant go wrong. You can never have too many good tools
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Old June 7, 2012, 12:20 PM   #31
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Thank you
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Old June 16, 2012, 08:41 PM   #32
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Hi Reef, I'm new to the forum and new to reloading too. Just posting here because we are neighbors! I'm down in Navarre.

I went with the Hornady LnL and am loving it. I do .38 and 10mm and am having a blast. I'm shooting at Hurlburt, where are you shooting?
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