I made an interesting observation yesterday. I found a decent price on some Hornady Custom 115 grain XTP 9mm at a local store. I purchased a box of them to try out. However, when I opened them up and sat one of these rounds next to a 147 grain Remington Golden Saber, I noticed the Hornady cartridges had a much shorter OAL. Is this normal? Unless someone tells me otherwise, I'm just going to assume that it is because a 147 grain bullet is a lot longer than a 115 grain one so more is going to stick out on former. Is this stuff generally regarded as good ammo? I know with the XTP you generally don't get much expansion but they do penetrate pretty deep. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!