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Offline IDescribe

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2014, 02:33:49 AM »
That is a LOT of length variation.

My BBI 135 had a spread of .011.


Well, I find all this information about the blue bullets annoying, mostly because I ordered 500 each of those two Blue Bullets earlier today.    :P


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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2014, 08:47:22 PM »
You have this one listed already.    But I get the measurement a tad shorter.

BBI Coated
147 FP  .665   ES was .004" for 10 Bullets.    I think the mold for these is the same as the Blue Bullet 147s.    Push test in my CZ85 differed by .002"
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2014, 01:56:03 AM »
Blue Bullet Coated
125 RN    .606"
147 FP     .665"

These had more bullet to bullet variation than I've seen before.   RN were .600 to .612.   FP were .662 to .670.   Nothing else I've checked had more than a .004" ES for 10 bullets.

Most likely due to the powdercoating on the bullet.  It doesn't get applied evenly every time.  IDescribe and I discussed this issue before with other types of coated bullets.

The bullet diameter should all be consistent, since they are sized after coating.

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2014, 08:26:58 PM »
Precision Coated (Both with no lube groove)
147 FP  .665
125 FP  .575

Both have a slight hollow back.
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2014, 09:57:14 PM »
I'm buying as many different coated bullets as I can.   Here's some data I've compiled.   Push test is in my CZ85.   I won't use the Precision 147s as I have to load them too deep

           
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2014, 11:39:17 AM »
Power Bond Plated
9MM
115gr  RN  .555
124gr  RN  .587

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2014, 08:57:59 PM »
I got my gator snot coated bullets from Donnie.   Here's the new table



To make it easy to put in sticky part:
Bayou Coated  9MM
124gr  RN  .605
135gr  RN  .632
147gr FP  .675
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2014, 12:00:50 AM »
I got my gator snot coated bullets from Donnie.   Here's the new table



To make it easy to put in sticky part:
Bayou Coated  9MM
124gr  RN  .605
135gr  RN  .632
147gr FP  .675


This is an example of what I'd consider beneficial information.  ;)
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2014, 05:52:22 PM »
Mr, 1SOW...

You interested in lead bullet data for this compilation?
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2014, 07:41:05 PM »
Mr, 1SOW...

You interested in lead bullet data for this compilation?
Painter,  I'll post any bullet lengths of interest to the forum members;  but I'm not smart about loading lead.  I suspect diameters and composition play a roll in determining seating depth.  I really DON't know if comparing lengths of an assortment of various brands, weights and diameters of lead bullets benefit our lead reloaders.  If it does,  I'll post them.   All I'm going to post is bullet length info..

I personally, am unlikely to be loading anything but jacketted and plated.  You "fully leaded, high octane" guys can choose yea or nay.  ;)


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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2014, 08:03:02 PM »
The same thing applies to lead as jacketed. I say post it up.

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 09:00:10 PM »
Brand new bullet.   Just out from SNS.

SNS Coated
125 RN  .583

Bullets had an ES of .005".   A little better than I've been seeing.   Push test was 1.1.   Most were a little over 1.11.   But one was 1.096 so I will load these at 1.085.
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 09:13:43 PM »
G.T.G.

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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 12:52:29 PM »
OK, so if this Excel sheet is ready to go we should post it as a sticky. Maybe the easy way is to post it as a PDF for printing.

Comments ?  Ideas ?
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Re: 9mm Bullet Lengths
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2014, 08:36:54 PM »
LIKE.
A comment that the OALs and seating depths listed are "examples"  might be a good idea.
 


 

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