My friend Journeyman1 from AR15.com and I play World of Tanks and platoon together sometimes. He recently told me, “I am having a problem with some bullets I am trying to load. Do you think you could help me figure out what is wrong?”
I said that I would be happy too. He said that he had purchased 2,000, 115 gr 9mm FMJ bullets to use in his handloads for Three Gun Competition. But when he tried to load them on his Hornady Progressive Loader, the bullets were too loose in the loaded cartridge and he could even push them back into the case by finger pressure. He had tried crimping them harder, but that didn’t help at all. He even worried that the bullets might be too small in diameter and that would mean he had a lot of bullets he couldn’t use.
I told him to send me a few bullets and I would see if I could figure it out. So, he did just that.
The bullets are some very nice looking bullets sold by Montana Gold Bullets. They look to be of high quality.