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9MM Montana Gold 115 or 124 JHP

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mibpf, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. mibpf

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    I need some advice. I currently have a G26 and would like to reload with Montana Gold JHP either 115 or 124 gr. The price is about the same. I am not sure which weight of bullet or powder brand/charge to use. I plan on just using plinking/target practice. Also, what is the advantage of increasing from a 115 gr to a 124 gr?
     
  2. 8Ring

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    I've used both in USPSA Production Division competition. Both weights should be very accurate. For competition shooting the heavier bullet will give less recoil at the same powder factor (bullet weight in grains x velocity in FPS must be 125,000 or greater)

    All other things being equal, go with the heavier bullets.

    Chris
     


  3. Colorado4Wheel

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    You can plink with either and it won't matter. You will use slightly more powder to run the 115gr then the 124gr. I prefer 124 gr over 115's. They just seem to shoot nicer for me.
     
  4. mibpf

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  5. I can't even count how many Montana Gold 124 gr JHP's I've loaded/shot. I have had very good luck with them.
     
  6. mteagle1

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    For general plinking the 115's are a few bucks cheaper a case but I really prefer the feel of the 124. Trying some Precision Delta 124 JHP as they are cheaper, now to see what the accuracy is like.
     
  7. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Montana gold has priced themselves out of my business. I used to buy a lot of them. They are $24 more a K for 9mm and $32 more a K for 40SW than I am currently paying.
     
  8. postman10mm

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    shotgunred, what bullets are you buying now and where do you get them?
     
  9. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I beleive Mike (Shotgun) is still a Precision delta whore like me :supergrin:
     
  10. fredj338

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    Yeah, hard to not use PD for plinkers if yo umust shoot jacketed. Cheaper than plated w/o any of the possible problems of plated.
     
  11. mibpf

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    Where is the best place to buy Precision delta bullet and get primer?
     
  12. shotgunred

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  13. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Glad I read this thread. Been shooting 115 MG JHPs for years.

    Moving to 124 grainers. Gracias.
     
  14. mibpf

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    I just ordered Montana Gold 124 gr and 115 gr JHP. I have Unique powder. How much powder should I start with using the 124 gr and 115 gr? Also approximately what length cartridge?
     
  15. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Most cartridges are around .754
    you should try for a completed OAL of 1.120 to 1.169, depending on your gun.
     
  16. Flipz

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    Ive been through plenty of 124gr MG's without complaint. About to order another case of 3750 later this week in addition to 3000 230gr Precision Delta .45acp's.

    Theyre both great companies that produce a great product. I get the 9mm's cheaper at MG and I get the .45's cheaper at PD. So, I share the wealth.

    Im not sure why people say PD is cheaper for 9mm then MG. If you buy a case of 3750 124 JHP's from MG you pay $303. That breaks down to $0.08 a bullet and $80.80 per 1k. If you order the same from PD you pay $84.00 per 1k. Also, the last couple of times Ive ordered from MG they havent charged the $5 shipping fee even though Im shipping them to my residence. Maybe theyve changed their policy. So if you only order by the 1k and not the case, then PD is cheaper. But if you order in bulk, MG is cheaper.

    The same does not apply to .45acp. In all cases PD will be cheaper then MG.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011