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

 

 

 

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