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Old April 29, 2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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Heavy subsonic 9mm loads

I have been having good success with the Rainier 147gr FMJ and JHP with 3.6gr of 231 out of my suppressed 10.5" Colt. I bought some 158gr TTI Armory subsonic loads, and like the increased thump on the receiving end.

Does anyone have any experience with swaging jacketed bullets down a little bit? There are a lot of heavy .357" bullets out there, but nothing over 147gr in .355. I think I want to try swaging, but know nothing about it other than 'it's possible.' Any tips?
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Old April 29, 2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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They'll swage themselves going down the bore.
Slug your barrel, and see what you're workin' with.
Bet your groove diameter is .3565 or more, making your gun a .357 anyway.

You're prolly gonna have to seat and crimp in different steps, worst case scenario, use a LEE carbide factory crimp die.

What kind of press are you using?
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Old April 29, 2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Either that, or you could use .38 super bullets....
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Old April 29, 2005, 04:48 PM   #4
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A Dillon 1050. My barrel is a chrome Colt 635 SMG barrel, I suppose I should slug it. Firing oversized jacketed bullets in a high pressure load is a ticket to trouble. If they were lead I might consider it, but I won't fire unjacketed bullets through my suppressor.

What diameter are Super bullets?
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Old May 4, 2005, 09:06 AM   #5
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Old May 4, 2005, 03:23 PM   #6
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If you develop the load using the larger bullets the pressure will be taken into account during load development.
One problem you may encounter is the need to use a slower powder to get the velocity you want with the larger bullets. Very fast powders can deliver poor velocity with the extra work of swaging the bullet down to size. A slower powder often works better.
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