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Old January 8, 2000, 11:17 PM   #1
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Earlier this week, I picked up a Lee Anniversary Kit, and 9mm and 10mm carbide dies. Hey, we all gotta start somewhere.

I cooked up 100 9mm and 100 10mm over the course of the week. Today, I took my fresh-and-minty ammo to the range, fully expecting to leave minus a hand or two, even though I loaded light and made damn sure of my specs.

The guns were my Glock 20 and 26. The ammo:

9mm: Speer 115gr FMJ over 4.5gr Bullseye, once-fired Remington brass.

10mm: Speer 155gr FMJ over 6.1gr Bullseye, once-fired Federal brass.

The results:

9mm: no failures to feed, chamber, extract, or eject. One dud primer. 2" group at offhand 25'.

10mm: no failures, period. 2.5" group at offhand 25'.

Recoil-wise, the G20 felt like the G26, and the G26 felt like a .22.

No signs of overpressure. No case bulging, primer backout, nothing.

All in all, a damn good day at the range.

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Old January 9, 2000, 01:57 AM   #2
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Well done!
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Old January 9, 2000, 07:06 AM   #3
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Kind of makes up for the earlier headache huh! Mucho better than Tylonol.
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Old January 10, 2000, 03:48 AM   #4
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Now try to load like Corbon does...
or try to get smaller groups.

Home cooking is more addictive than crack.
I had to stop.

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Old January 10, 2000, 10:40 AM   #5
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Good cooking, Coinneach! I, too, am going to start loading 10mm, think Accurate Arms powder #7 or #9 will give full house loads.

I already am seasoned having loaded beaucoup 45 ACP, 223, 38 Super! Good luck on your handloading and welcome to the home cooking club!

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