Reloading 9mm Luger with Limit-Z, FIOCCHI and Vihtavuori N340

Here some notes for my reloading stuff. At the moment, I reload 9mmm Luger with Lee Pro 1000 progressive press. Probably I should write a review for this press someday as there is a lot of to say about it because this press is not for fainthearted. Anyway, that will be later, now reloading notes below.

For my 9×19 reloads I currently use:

Limit-Z FMJ-RN 124gn bullets

Vihtavouri N340 gun powder

FIOCCHI small pistol primers

From Vihtavouri N340 datasheet for 124gn FMJ-RN bullet, one should use from 4.5 to 5.1 grains of powder.

Vihtavouri N340 9mm luger 124gn
Vihtavouri N340 9mm luger 124gn

I have used disk .53 from Lee auto-disk powder measure that should measure 5.0 grains of N340. Actual powder amount I got with it was 4.8-4.9 grains.

Lee auto disk powder measure for Vihtavuori N340
Lee auto disk powder measure for Vihtavuori N340

Anyway, I already made and fired over 1000 rounds using this combination with no any issues.

Economics.

Case – free, just have o remember to collect spent cases in range 😛

Limit-z bullet – 0,065 Eur.

One primer – 0,028 Eur.

Powder N340 – 500g 59eur, 500s is ~7700gn and it should be enough for ~1540 loads and that is approximately 0,038 Eur per load.

In total 0,065 + 0,028 + 0,038 = 0.131 Eur for reloaded cartridge.

Cost of brand new 9×19 round here is 0.24 Eur. Sometimes you can get factory reloads for 0.18 Eur.

So comparing to brand new you can benefit by 11 Eur per 100 rounds.

Off course I am not counting cost of time, fails and equipment, but hey its a hobby, so it does not count 😉

My reloads 9mm luger (9x19), Limit-Z 124gn, Vihtvouri N340, Fiocchi small pistol primers
My reloads 9mm luger (9×19), Limit-Z 124gn FMJ-RN, Vihtvouri N340, Fiocchi small pistol primers

 

 

 

Assembled and boxed Clone PI AVR metal detector

Some more photos of boxed Clone PI AVR metal detector and self made coil.

I have made a coil from Ethernet cable between two round plywood sheets filled with Makroflex sealant. More about making coil from Ethernet cable can be fount here. Idea how to seal everything came from here.

Clone PI AVR intself was boxed in a box I bought in local electronics store. I decided to add a switch to switch off external beeper so that sound will be provided only through headphone socket. For the coil connector I have selected some two pin microphone connector. I think in general it came up pretty well.

Will be mounting everything on appropriately bent and painted PVC pipe. Will post pictures later. Some day. Probably.

Clone PI AVR back panel
Clone PI AVR back panel ( external sound on/off, coil and power switch )
Clone PI AVR front panel ( buzzer hole, headphone socket, lcd and controll buttons )
Clone PI AVR front panel
Clone PI AVR internal layout with batteries
Clone PI AVR internal layout
Self made detector coil for Clone PI AVR