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LC9 Chronograph Data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WiskyT, May 23, 2011.


  1. WiskyT

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    You can get the standard Win 147JHP which is either identicle, or nearly identicle, depending on who you ask, to the 147STHP. The GD that Colo mentioned, Golden Sabres, probably Remington standard 147's, and a few I've overlooked. I got the XTP's because I had a BassPro gift card and they had them on the shelf.
     

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    I like the XTPs. They are affordible and they feed well. If you shoot them into anything to test expansion with a short barrel load, I'd be interested.
    So, you think any of the bulk Remington or Winchester hollow points are good quality. Based on appearance, they are light years ahead of the stuff I was loading 15 years ago.

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    http://www.firearmstactical.com/ammo_data/9mm.htm

    This is old test data. Some of the bullets have been changed a bit like the Ranger SXT's. But, I don't think they have changed the standard bullets like the Win JHP.
     
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    Nice data. Are you relying on an optimal penetration number? I'm under the impression that most law enforcement agencies use some ideal penetration number as their selection criteria (like 13 inches or something).

    I'm not sure what to conclude since some of the lighter bullets penetrate nearly the same as the 147 grain.

    The Gold Dots do seem to consistantly have the best expansion numbers.
     
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    Yeah, for all the "scientific" testing, they sure get results that don't have any real conclusion. I think a bullet has to penetrate. In this case, the 147's and 115's are almost going the same speed, so I might just as well use the 147's and get deeper penetration.
     
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    I would like to see some chronograph data with the LC9 and some more popular available modern factory ammo such as WWB 115 grain, Speer Gold Dot 124 +P short barrel, etc.
     
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    I don't think the WinUSA 115's would be enough different than the Win 115 STHP and the Fed 115 JHP to be worth testing. I do have some and it is possible that I would have them and the RemUMC 115's and my LCP and chrono at the outdoor range at the same time. Don't hold your breath, but I will try to get it done.

    The 124+P GDHP are a long shot since I don't have any and likely won't buy any.
     
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    We certainly appreciate you sharing the results you have and any future chronograph results posted are appreciated as well.
     
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    Did a little chrony with my LC9 yesterday. These are Avg. of 5 shots

    147gr Xtreme Plated
    4.0gr of Unique
    OAL 1.115"

    A: 845
    A: 850
    A: 846

    147gr Xtreme Plated
    4.5gr of Unique
    OAL 1.115"

    A: 884
    A: 884
    A: 892
     
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    Good deal. 4.5 is over the old Hercules booklet I have.
     
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    Looks like going from 4.0 grains to 4.5 grains of Unique is getting to the point of diminishing returns in the short barrel.
     
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    4.5 is the very top of the load in the 49th Lyman manual.
    I agree. I'll probably load somewhere around 4.2gr when I get all my stuff to load 9mm on the 650. We'll see what that nets me.
     
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    Yeah, I wasn't knocking it or warning you, I just wanted to let you know you were in the "max" zone.
     
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    IME,the 147grXTP expands for crap @ anything much below 900fps impact vel. You would probably have better luck w/ the Win bullet, but I haven't tried it.
     
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    No Problem. I appreciate the heads up. :patriot:
     
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    Here is a good review of the LC9 with some useful chrono data. The data jibes with mine in that similar ammo is giving similar velocities and the GDHP 124 +P is going a little faster than the non+P 124 GDHP I clocked.

    http://gunsgunsguns.net/ruger-lc9/
     
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    My Nosler manual has a column for load density.
    For their 115 grain JHP, they list a maximum load of 6.1 grains of Unique as 100% load density. i.e., they say it is not compressed.

    Their maximum Blue Dot and SR4756 loads are listed at 109%, so these loads are compressed.
    (My apologies for reposting this. I just purchased an LC9 and now I'm looking at all the old LC9 posts).
     
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    125 Zero JHP
    6.0 Unique

    LC9 G17
    Low 1084 1213
    High 1131 1279
    Average 1109 1251
    Extreme Spread 46.95 65.43
    Standard Deviation 19.59 24.14
     
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    125 Zero JHP

    6.5 SR4756

    LC9
    L: 1050
    H: 1123
    A: 1096
    ES: 72.87
    SD: 22.73

    G17
    L: 1204
    H: 1266
    A: 1223
    ES: 62.10
    SD: 17.97
     
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