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115 gr ????

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Rman 585, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Rman 585

    Rman 585 Chip Maker

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    Is 115 grain what i should be shooting in my g34 for paper targets?
    not sure what to use????Help....
     
  2. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    There is no *should*. Use what you want, can afford.

    People use different bullet weights to achieve different things. Competition shooters might shoot a heavier grain bullet to reduce felt recoil.

    Someone for home/self defense might choose a heavier bullet as they prefer the characteristics of that bullet.

    For punching paper? Ummmm... as long as it goes *through* the paper, you're good, right?
     
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    Rman do you reload. I've had great accuracy using Montana Gold 115 JHP with BlueDot. Just about to try 147 light load for competition.
    If not, Federal has shot great through all my 9mm(5 of them). Wally World under $10.
     
  4. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    For cheap practice, good choices are:

    Winchester USA 115-gr FMJ
    Federal Champion 115-gr FMJ
    Blazer 115-gr FMJ
    PMC 115-gr FMJ
     
  5. Rman 585

    Rman 585 Chip Maker

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    ya federal from walmart 9.49 per 50 115 gr.seems to be ok
    was just wondering if heavier would be more accurate?
     
  6. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    You wont know until you try them. Every gun and every shooters skills are different. To find the answer to your question just buy a box of 50 and shoot them and compare to what you have been using.

    Don
     
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    Shoot what you like & can afford. Most fo the cheap factory stuff is 115grFMJ, so that is what most non reloaders shoot. Buy a couple boxes in several brands & see what your G34 likes. They all have a preference.
     
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    I like 115gr.
     
  9. MinervaDoe

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    My G34 does not function perfectly with light powder loads in a 115 grain bullet.

    For example, I had a couple of boxes of Blazer Aluminum case 115 grain FMJ bullets. This ammunition would not even cycle in my G34, but it functioned flawlessly in my G26.

    My bet is that people will blame it on limp wristing, but then why would it function in my G26?

    With my own reloads, I find that the 115 grain bullets need to be relatively hot to function reliably. Today, I was looking through my mauals trying to track down accurate hot 115 grain loads. Unique and HS-6 sound like they will work out well for this. When I loaded the HS-6 down low, it had problems cycling in the G34, but I found a manual which listed an HS-6 load which was 1.7 grains higher than the one I tried.

    I put one of those brass banana slug counterweights into my G34 today to better manage recoil with the hotter loads. Much improved.
     
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  10. Ak.Hiker

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    You may want to try out a few boxes of Fiochhi 115 grain FMJ's. They are loaded more like a +P.
     
  11. MinervaDoe

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    I used to shoot those in my Browning Hi Power GP competition. We chronographed a bunch of them one time. The rounds were travelling anywhere from 1150 fps up to 1450 fps. :wow:

    Yeah, it's hot. Submachine gun hot.
     
  12. Rman 585

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    MinervaDoe>>>>>>>>>>I put one of those magwells on also with a 5.5 oz weight it seems to reduce recoil also added a stainless steel guide rod and pachmeyer rubber slip on grip my g34 is all set up and i am getting alot better at hitting what im pointing at.....
     
  13. MinervaDoe

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    I'm considering doing both modifications.
    How do you like the Pachmayrs? I've got them on every gun that'll take them, but I'm still trying to figure out if they work well on Glocks.
     
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    A semi-wadcutter bullet will give you clean, crisp holes in paper, but I don't believe this is what you seek. The other replies pretty much cover your topic, so I'll just submit something else to consider, assuming you intend to cast and reload...
    http://hgmould.gunloads.com/molds/275.jpg
     

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