My first reloads primer conclusion

Jesse B Outdoors | April 27th, 2019

 

Final thoughts on the primer marks on my first reloads.

 

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CharlieBrassStuffer
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CharlieBrassStuffer

I didn’t hang for the whole chat last night so I missed the comments about your loads. Judging from the cratering and considering the edge flatness of the primers, I’d say this… *Your loads appear to be up around the 85~90% area approaching maximum for those pistols. *The cratering appears to be from having too large of a hole in the breech face around the firing pins. I say that because one of the pistols didn’t allow the primer cup to flow back into the breech face and around the firing pin like the others did. I hope you’ll keep… Read more »

lkwebb1969
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lkwebb1969

I use titegroup in most of my reloads with .40 and 9mm. I use cci400 primers and never seen primer issues like this.

The Range Squirrel
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The Range Squirrel

I concur with Charlie on the hole in the breech face being larger. The brass is flowing into the round hole on the Beretta and into the square hole of the Glock.
On powder, as a newbie it was suggested to me, and I heeded the advise, to use less dense, case filling powders so I can easily notice a double charge. If I negligently double charge with CFE Pistol or Power Pistol I’ll overflow the case and the bullet won’t seat. Nothing at all wrong with Titegroup, a whole bunch of competitive shooters use it quite successfully.

CharlieBrassStuffer
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CharlieBrassStuffer

Don’t take my earlier comments wrong…I am not discouraging the use of TiteGroup…it’s one of my standbys I use all the time, especially in my 1911…it meters very well, doesn’t require as much as the slower powders and best of all it burns very clean. I watch my powder fill every time, I mean, I look at the case fill on each & every round when I place my projectile on the case in the progressive LnL. My press is well lit and I can see very well. I use that ammo in practice where I’m shooting pretty quickly, I… Read more »

Catfish745
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Catfish745

I was basically going to say the same thing Charlie said.

Food for thought. I will say that you should have a competent Smith check the breech and firing pin. Maybe another firing pin better sized to the opening in the breech face would be in order. But, if it works and you are happy with it, roll on. It is your firearm.

Jerry 1911
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Jerry 1911

I use To regroup almost exclusively for all of my pistol loads, and even when I was reloading my 9mm in +p+ power, never had issues with blown, or cratered primers. I’ll maybe show a close-up shot in my next YouTube video, even though that video will be focusing on my ARs. Sorry that I missed the chat last night, but some low-life in Lathrop, CA decided that he needed my Galaxy Note 8 more than I did, so until I can get home tomorrow and get a new phone, I’m having fun with this cheap $49 Wally-world phone

TinMan
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TinMan

Man, this is literally the exact same scenario I went through when I started loading 9MM. I also shoot a Beretta 92FS and noticed the cratering around primers even at minimum loads. I think Charlie and others are correct in saying that the firing pin hole in the breech face is just a tad too large. I switched off of Titegroup to a slower burning powder (mainly because I didn’t like the very small window between min and max load) and the primer Mark’s are still there, albeit not quite as pronounced. Glad to see you’re making some good progress… Read more »