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  • Anyone here handloads 9mm with lee loader? This is happening to some rounds, I am chamfering the cases and everything. Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong?

     james updated 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 8 Posts
  • james

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Anyone here handloads 9mm with lee loader? This is happening to some rounds, I am chamfering the cases and everything. Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong?

  • montesmoke

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    If using Lee dies you need the powder through expander. You can successfully load with out it. Check the size of your bullets. Seat slower and use a crimp die to help straighten it all out.

  • landlover311

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Plated 115grain? Looks to me that your don’t have enough flare, then you try to seat the bullet, but your seating isn’t finished by the time you crimp it, so the crimp won’t let the seat complete, crushes the nose of the bullet. Are you crimping and seating in same die?

  • Jicand

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Your lee loader should have come with a flaring tool according to the instruction sheet I found on Lee’s website.

    Edit: never mind, read the sheet. No flair tool for 9mm, just chamfer.

    Just get a real press if you can, will be cheaper than fucking up a ton of components

  • landlover311

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Also, I never chamfer 9mm. Only flare, just enough to seat the bullet vertically. Have probably reloaded 50k rounds of 9mm in my time on this planet. Stop chamfering 🙂

  • jdford85

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I never chamfer pistol brass. Definitely flare it but never chamfer.

  • 117lbs

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Does it come with a flaring tool? Looks like your cases need to be flared, not just chamfered.

  • dfugunnut

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    You are using plated lead bullets that can be oversized. Make sure that the entire base of the bullet fits into the mouth of the case before trying to seat it. You might try tightening down the chamfering die a little more to increase the size of the case mouth if a lot of the bullets don’t fit. They maybe some bullets that are too oversized and just need to be tossed.

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