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Ammo for GSSF events

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Gord, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Gord

    Gord

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    Does a 9mm 115GR bullet have enough "umph" to knock over the pepper poppers and plates at the GSSF events. Or should I consider bumping up to 124GR?
     
  2. Dingus

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    Steel is calibrated to fall when hit by 115-gr 9mm ammo.
     

  3. gary newport

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    The steel targets, especially the poppers, are supposed to be "set" to fall from a low hit with 115 grain 9mm from a G26 (if I recall the rules correctly). At the last Richmond, CA match, they weren't always so set, so the SOs used "ring and paint" to call a hit. This is also approved for use in windy conditions.
     
  4. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    I have never had an issue knocking steel down with my sub-minor 108gr loads. 115 will be fine.
     
  5. outsider0506

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    I was at the Norco match this past weekend with my G19 and G34. I hit one of the pepperpoppers a little low in the middle of the popper, but it didn't go down (I have a friend as a witness). I had to take a second shot at the top of the popper.

    Otherwise, a 9mm shouldn't be a problem. Just shoot for the top of the poppers.
     
  6. cmzneb

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    All depends on how well the steel is calibrated.

    I use to shoot 115 gr Light reloads, but switched to 147 gr loads because I believe it takes the steel down a little better, and the heavier bullets shoot softer in my opinion.
     
  7. lethal tupperwa

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    If there was one I would ask the GSSF official at the match to have it corrected.