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Hi, J.LaFavor here; GA State Officer (retired), Rincon, GA. I was looking at a thread for reloading 7.65 Parabellum (.30 Luger). It is 13 years old. I use Hornady XTP .312 cal. (Hornady also lists a .309 100 grain but I haven't used any) and Lehigh Xtreme Defense bullets .312 cal. I use a Lee Precision resizing ram die.309. It produces really nice .309 bullets that scream out the muzzle. The Xtreme Defense takes more umph to resize but I do two passes and Bob's your uncle! They all mic out at .309. The factory Fiocchi bullets are .308 something. Do not know why. Barrel specs are grooves .3095.
 

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I have been handloading 7.65Para brass for many, many years. I tried jacketed and also lead bullets with good results. I found a source(no longer available) for Swiss military FMJ .309in. 92gr bullets, and bought a "ton" of them. They work great in my non-Luger 30 Luger guns, and Lugers. My lead bullets .311in. do great in my Lugers, as they have a generous bore!
 

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I have been handloading 7.65Para brass for many, many years. I tried jacketed and also lead bullets with good results. I found a source(no longer available) for Swiss military FMJ .309in. 92gr bullets, and bought a "ton" of them. They work great in my non-Luger 30 Luger guns, and Lugers. My lead bullets .311in. do great in my Lugers, as they have a generous bore!
I have an old P08 in 7.65 but mainly I use handloads in my Sig P365XL which I had BarSto make a 7.65 barrel. So cool.
 

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NICE! I get that!!
Also, BarSto is my go-to place except once I got a threaded barrel from EFK FireDragon for my FN FiveSeven (like the EverReady rabbit...that thing keeps on shooting:p).
I wonder what It would be like for my P229? I have a 9mm spring, it came with a Lasermax guide rod laser:love: and a 9mm magazine. If the bolt face and extractor will work for it. Originally came in 40 and I have a 357 Sig barrel on it now. I quit carrying it because I am older and cannot control it as well with even with 90 grain XD loads and nowadays it is heavy for an EDC.
I had to retire because of health issues. Ga State Officer.
 

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Some time back, I thought about a 30 Luger bbl. for my 229 Sig, but never did anything. My 229 is barreled for 40S&W, 357Sig(Bar-Sto) and 9mm(Bar-Sto). Maybe that is enough....can't say. Browning HPs function very well in 7.65P, once you find the correct spring combo. I have always enjoyed loading and shooting the 7.65P round.....a real hummer of a round.
 

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Some time back, I thought about a 30 Luger bbl. for my 229 Sig, but never did anything. My 229 is barreled for 40S&W, 357Sig(Bar-Sto) and 9mm(Bar-Sto). Maybe that is enough....can't say. Browning HPs function very well in 7.65P, once you find the correct spring combo. I have always enjoyed loading and shooting the 7.65P round.....a real hummer of a round.
As good (or better) as the .30 super carry, I am sure. My loads are. Did you have to use different mags in the P229 with 9mm?
 

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I have been blamed for much worse things over the years. Life is short, and time will come when we can't do much of anything.......I don't want to be wishing that I had done more!!!
 

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I have been blamed for much worse things over the years. Life is short, and time will come when we can't do much of anything.......I don't want to be wishing that I had done more!!!
I am medically there now but oddly I find that it is a couple of things I did do that I regret. I have done plenty in my life Anyway, Even though I joke about it, I have no need to spend more money on my guns. I hardly get to the range anymore, I do not hunt anymore...I do still go fishing but not in the places I used to go; a clear flat bank or a pier will do nicely these days. Good days to you, Sir.
 
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