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  • 9×19 Full setup choices

     james updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 7 Posts
  • james

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    Just got into IPSC and Speed Steel club shoots and I’m eating ammo like it’s popcorn. Decided it is the calibre I should reload, would really appreciate some guidance on what to buy. I’ve only ever reloaded .303 and 12 gauge up until now so don’t have anything for 9mm. Likely will reload with lead projectiles but that’s as far as I’ve got. Have reasonable access to most things (aka primers), not sure what to get. All input much appreciated.

  • packetloss1

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    Find small pistol primers and powder first before you buy anything else. Without those it doesn’t matter if you have a fully automated mark V.

    Depending on your volume I would go with a xl750 or 1100 with a bullet feeder. I can generally load close to 1000 rounds an hour.

  • Reloadernoob

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    What is your budget for this?

  • KillaKevin6635

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    Great time to get into competition shooting…


    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    You could get away with a turret press if you are only shooting a 2-3k a year, but if you’re shooting more than that I would suggest a Dillon 550 at a minimum, although a 650/750 would be better if the budget allows. For components, primers don’t really matter too much unless you’re trying to run a DA/SA gun or revolver with super light hammer springs in which case you want to run Federal primers. Bullets, whatever you prefer. Powder, Titegroup is probably the most common 9mm powder but there are plenty that will work; read the 9mm sections of a reloading manual to get an idea of what works for your desired bullet weight and cross reference with whatever you have available to you.

  • Intheshaw1

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    What’s your budget and how many rounds a week.

    I shoot USPSA and 3gun and people think I shoot a lot at 6-8k rounds a year but I know guys shooting 40k plus a year.

    That said, I just picked up an old 1050 and the thing is a tank. If you shot a lot, have the budget for it, and have some mechanical knowledge I would get a 1100 or an apex 10. I started with a 550 because I got it dirt cheap and it can kick out 400 rounds an hour.

  • Dorzack

    May 16, 2021 at 4:50 am

    Also consider polymer/powder coated lead. It won’t lead your barrel. Don’t need to mess with messy lubes. Similar price to cast in many situations. Especially if you take out the coast hassle of living lead. If you go all budget and cast your own you can still powder coat them easy enough.

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