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Offline loader18

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9mm Luger for .380 reloading?
« on: May 22, 2014, 04:20:58 PM »
i have been reloading 9mm Luger for a short while and recently got some .380 Auto dies.  Can I use my Berry's plated 115gr and/or 147gr bullets in my spent .380 brass?

Offline sidearm1

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Re: 9mm Luger for .380 reloading?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 05:14:32 PM »
Please consult your reloading manual.  Now that I have said that, as long as the bullet is .355 and you keep the speeds to those that are recommended by Berry's (which I don't believe you can exceed in a .380, at least not safely).  I have not checked, but I think the 147 is too much for the 380, you will take up too much powder space with the bullet to achieve any benefits.