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10MM Bullets vs Accuracy

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by steve4102, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. steve4102

    steve4102

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    I have been off work for a couple days with the flu. Laying around the house was making me crazy, so this afternoon(feeling better) I loaded up the truck with some targets and some ammo and headed for a nearby gravel pit to test a few different 10mm bullets for accuracy.

    I loaded 180gr Nosler JHP, Hornady JHP, Zero JHP, Montana Gold JHP, Zero TCFM and 170gr Precision Black bullets. All were Win brass and primers, 8.2gr of Silhouette, cept the Black bullets they were 8.0gr Silhouette.

    I fired 5 rounds of each type of bullet for a total of 25 rounds each at 25 yards. Here is what I came up with.

    First five rounds.
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    10 rounds
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    15 rounds.
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    20 rounds
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    25 rounds.
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    As you can see I could use some more practice, but I think I learned a little something. I was surprised at the accuracy of the Hornady JHP, it appears to me to be the least accurate of all the JHP bullets tested, while the Nosler looks to be in first place. I was really surprised when the Zero TC bullet outperformed the HP bullets, that's good cuz I got lots.

    Anyhow, just thought I would share today's range session with you guys. I think I over did it, I'm going back to bed.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  2. steve4102

    steve4102

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    Damn things are upside down. They are right side up on my Photobucket page, sorry.
     


  3. fredj338

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    Surprizes me as well, I have found the XTP to always be an accuracy benchmark. Now in fairness, not all bullets shoot the same w/ all powders. You may want to try some diff powders if looking for the most accurate load.
     
  4. Jayman

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    +1, I haven't shot any XTPs in .40/10mm, but I have shot a ton of 'em in 9mm, and they have blown all the other bullets I've tried out of the water in terms of accuracy. If you're going for accuracy, I'd try a faster powder at a medium charge weight.
     
  5. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Try 9.2gr of Longshot behind a 180gr XTP. Thank me later.
     
  6. steve4102

    steve4102

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    That's my SD and hunting load. I'll test LS against a few of these bullets next. Hopefully my accuracy will improve a little as well.

    Oh, I forgot. Gun is a DW 1911 CBOB.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011