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I am going to start reloading 9mm for my XD-9 Service pistol. At this point, I am probably going to use Berry's 124 gr. round nose plated bullets.

Have you had reliable feeding with plated and cast lead bullets?
Any particular brand of bullet best?
Any particular bullet profile feed best? (RN, FP, HP, SWC)
Any particular weight? (115, 124, 147)

My bitone XD-9 Service has performed flawlessly with all brands and types of factory rounds. I would hate to buy 250-500 rounds of something that won't feed well.

Any other advice for reloading 9mm for the XD-9? I know its not really cost effective, but it gives me more to reload!
 

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I reload Berry's flat point bullets for my XD 40 180 and 165 gr with no problems.
 

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As stated before, I've used reloaded 9mm cast lead bullets for my 9mm Tactical. Did buy some 115 gr JHP and that works well too.

Key to insuring that they feed properly is to check cartridge OAL and diameter of the finished round. I also insert them into the barrel chamber (disassembled of course) to insure that it fits correctly and doesn't jamb in the chamber. I've had problems when you don't do Quality Control on your reloads.

I've used Lee and Lyman molds, but now prefer the Lyman. Molds used for 9mm are:
#356402 120 gr truncated cone nose
#356637 147 gr round flat nose for IPSC shooting
Both works well with Bullseye, Win 231 and Power Pistol powders.

Just ordered #358242 120 gr round nose mold, will test that one out soon.

Don't know about using SWC. That may cause FTF.

Aloha!
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agalindo said:
I reload Berry's flat point bullets for my XD 40 180 and 165 gr with no problems.
Want some more 180 fp .I just started to reload and I can't seem to make them feed consitently
Also bought berry's plated hp 180 and haven't had any problems with those :?
I also am wondering about the 1000 cases .I bought from brass man.He had a special on fedral 40 cal brass. 90% of them have buldges .170 off the ring only used a few they seem to resize. but one is very bulged after I reloaded it.guess better get bullet puller know to get it apart.
Should I send this brass back? Or is this normal?
 

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XD-9Service said:
I am going to start reloading 9mm for my XD-9 Service pistol. At this point, I am probably going to use Berry's 124 gr. round nose plated bullets.

Have you had reliable feeding with plated and cast lead bullets?
Any particular brand of bullet best?
Any particular bullet profile feed best? (RN, FP, HP, SWC)
Any particular weight? (115, 124, 147)

My bitone XD-9 Service has performed flawlessly with all brands and types of factory rounds. I would hate to buy 250-500 rounds of something that won't feed well.

Any other advice for reloading 9mm for the XD-9? I know its not really cost effective, but it gives me more to reload!
Don't go out and buy in quanity until you find the load that works well for you.
 

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Sounds like your brass was fired in a glock. I've used the bulged brass but most of my practice loads are light. Seems to me that the bulge goes away after I reload. Have you polished the feedramp on your XD I was getting FTFs with my reloads. After polishing the feedramp, chamber and breachface FTFs went away. I haven't tried the Berry's HP or RN bullets but I have gone though about 1000 FPs.
 

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Update:

The RCBS 9mm dies and Berry's 124 gr round nose plated bullets are on the way. I really think Blazer and Blazer Brass use plated bullets and have worked well in my autos. I have a ton of 9mm brass since almost no one reloads it and, therefore, are more than willing to give it to me. I'm concentrating on reloading .45 and .357 rounds since I don't have much of them and they are the costliest to buy new. I'll let you know how reloading 9mm rounds goes. Thank you for the comments and advice. Keep them coming!
 
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